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Aging is full of odd contradictions, I’m learning. For instance, I had assumed getting older would translate into wiser, which, in some addled way, I also thought meant smarter. Um, not so much. I might actually be wiser — might — but … more
Fifty what you ask? It’s not your fiftieth birthday, Mary, we know that. Some women lie about their age, and I occasionally do but now the truth will be out. 2015 is my fifty year high school reunion. I attended Wheat Ridge High School for my … more
When I check out in a grocery or department store, or pay the check at a restaurant, I lay out rectangles of green-tinted paper and, on occasion, circles of shiny metal, often to the astonishment of the recipient. Yes, that’s right. I pay for … more
Colorado's world-class universities, highly educated workforce, excellent quality of life and pioneering spirit have made the state a hub for inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators. The state's diverse bioscience industry in particular is thriving, … more
As early as 1928, William Eugene Higby had formalized his idea to move a plane along the ground or in the air by means of a blast of air projected from the plane. His early model for jet propulsion … more
I refer to my self as a theater “reviewer” because I don’t know enough theater esoterica to claim to be a “critic.” I recently have seen a couple of plays that have confirmed the wisdom of that decision. The plays have very tell different … more
The League of Women Voters is taking an active role to curb the corrupting influence of money in politics. It has been just over a year since the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated limits on the total amount an individual can donate to candidates or … more
My friends Nawaraj, Ram, and Narendra are safe, although at least one lost his home in the devastating earthquake of April 25 in Nepal. I met them while trekking there with my childhood friend Jacque in November 2013. Ram was an assistant manager at … more
With less than two weeks left in the 2015 legislative session, our state faces urgent issues impacting the middle class. I have spent this session fighting to protect Colorado seniors, working families and victims of sexual assault. In the past … more
I am not what anybody would mistake for a handy man. Home projects and me are, well, not exactly constant companions. Frankly, it drives my wife a little bit crazy, because it takes me forever to get started on things, even when I readily … more
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