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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. When I consider this topic, I not only think about the victims but also their loved ones and larger communities. It’s important to consider the systemic impact of life challenges, trauma and mental … more
Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22, and 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of what may well be the birth of modern environmentalism. The organizers of Earth Day 1970 channeled the vibrant energy of that era into a movement, one that saw more than 20 … more
The big cat prowled the ridges of Rampart Range for years. A calf here, a lamb there – the huge animal took pretty much what he wanted. Tipping the scales and 160 pounds, and having paws 5 … more
Ah, April! Opening Day. The Masters. Prom. And the inevitable question every high school senior is staring down: what are you going to do? The great part of that question: it may be one of the few questions that has no wrong answers. State … more
It seems particularly important to reflect on homeland security and how our views change over time. In response to a different threat and a different world back in the early 1980s, American civil … more
Recent actions and a renewed awareness bycitizens in the Denver metro area regarding Urban Renewal Authorities give many of us hope.We are heading in the right direction when it comes to government subsidizing development. But, we can do better to … more
In October 2013, Congress shut down the federal government for 16 days, putting the U.S. economy at risk and leaving 800,000 people out of work nationwide — 40,000 in Colorado. Estes Park sales tax revenue alone dropped 18.2 percent, two of our … more
And Lady Galadriel probably made a killing in the stock market that winter. Because we recently bought and watched the final Hobbit movie, my family and I took a little time one day over Spring Break to watch the original “Lord of the … more
Some places in this world suffer from a crazed sort of meanness – violence, if you will. I have felt it in some parts of Nebraska, Nevada, areas in California, but maybe only in one locale in … more
Have you ever played that game where you choose the three people you would most like to have dinner with? In one scenario (I have multiples), all three of mine are poets: Robert Frost – “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” Elizabeth Bishop … more
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