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It’s a little-known fact, but I have been known to waste many hours watching movies that I’ve seen many times before. Because, of course, this leads to every man’s second favorite sport: quoting movie lines. So, last week I was watching … more
I have written before about profanity in mass media advertising, and I’ve gotten some pretty strong responses. Some people thanked me, saying that, as parents, it’s hard enough to keep quality in their children’s lives. Others, however, … more
With all the attention focused recently on the 70th anniversary of World War II events, I’ve also been reflecting on the war of my generation, Vietnam. When my sister and I visited the Vietnam memorial in Washington, D.C., last year, we located … more
As you’re reading this, school is now kicking into gear. For some, this is a great adventure, an opportunity for collaboration, accomplishment, and discovery. But for many — dare I say, most? — it simply means the end of summer, the end of … more
It’s probably a safe bet that at one time or another, all of us have been on the receiving end of well-intentioned but misguided policies coming out of Washington. Unfortunately, our public education system is no different. Whether you’re a … more
I recently attended a memorial for a fellow writer who had lost her fight-to-the-end battle with inflammatory breast cancer, a particularly aggressive and deadly form of cancer. Although Christy and I weren’t close friends, she made an impact on … more
In Colorado, there has been empowering authority in state laws for decades that allows cities to carry out urban renewal functions. For about the same length of time, there has been “a house divided” about government having the power to take … more
Word is getting out on how important it is to read to young children from birth. Parents and grandparents can be seen adding books to diaper and toy bags. Since the world of children’s books is unlimited, how can we develop an early childhood … more
As the population of our communities ages, questions remain about key issues that older adults face in order to live happily and age well. Since the 1960s, the annual White House Conference on Aging has met to identify and advance actions to improve … more
Hamlet’s inconsistent character used to irk me until I saw David Davalos’ play “Wittenberg” at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder. I realize that, as a second-year college student, I can relate to the young prince’s internal … more
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