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MIchael Norton
Winning Words

Early accelerated success leads to continued success

“A job begun is a job half done” — what a great quote, or proverb. I also like the one where it reads, “A job well begun is worth two half done.” What I am getting at here is that as I have …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A handwritten letter can speak volumes

Once a week, I go fishing. I throw a few lines out, and I never know what I am going to catch. I received an extraordinary, handwritten, four-page letter (with enclosures) from a reader named Janet …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

There’s more to Elvis than the same old song and dance

Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, a Tuesday, the day I received a call that changed my life. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this. I was living in Mesa, Arizona, and I was looking for a …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Owning our success in the new year

Happy new year! By now most of us have decided that we either believe in New Year’s resolutions or we do not. Some of us prefer to stick with the pursuit of existing goals and objectives or simply …

There are only so many minutes in a day — 1,440 to be exact

And the word for 2019 is … oh, never mind. The concept of choosing – or being chosen by – a word as a focus for the coming year has run its course for me. Rather than making New Year’s …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: 14 years of taxes for nothing

Have you read the complaints about the Arvada/Wheat Ridge “G” Line being behind schedule? On Jan. 1 we will have been paying a regressive tax for this rail line for 14 years, not 2 years. Has …

Letter to the editor: Say no to proposed heroin injection site in Denver

Please, Denver — and the Colorado General Assembly, we don’t need another “Colorado first” with the proposed heroin injection site — surely soon to be followed by sites all over Denver, …

Letter to the editor: Christmas kindness

On Christmas Eve, my husband and I went to Malone’s for breakfast. When it was time to pay our server, we were told that another couple had treated not only us but two other tables in the …

Letter to the editor: A bookish boon

In the spirit of gift-giving, I like to play a game that flies in the face of technology. Occasionally, I might leave a book at a bus stop. It could be of mixed genre but one I hope would be of …

Letter to the editor: Health tax trouble

Recently, I left my job and with it my health insurance. I’m very concerned about the cost of purchasing my own or finding another job with benefits. Now there’s reason to worry both …
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