Keyword: Andrea Doray
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Somebody prank me, please …

I was not pranked on April Fool’s Day. In fact, even though my calendar clearly told me that it was Monday, April 1, I didn’t connect it with this favorite day. Prank-worthy – but true – … more

What’s in a (nick)name?

Nicknames are common in my family, often more common that our given names, from both my mom’s and my dad’s sides. My mother Rosemary was always known as Mimi to her Romanian relatives, and my … more

Having fun with dys-fun-ctional phrases

When I started to write this column about words and phrases we commonly misuse or misstate – usually unintentionally – I realized that it would be a long road to hoe … sort of like playing a … more

Using our BS-o-Meters to detect fraud

Fraud detection should be easy, using common sense, evidence, or as some people call it, our BS meters. But with the increasing frequency of rush-to-judgment incidents – and their wildfire spread … more

What (or who) do you love to love?

On Valentine’s Day this year, it occurs to me that love – on any day of the year – casts a wide net, and I asked, “What (not necessarily who) do you love to love?” Many answers I received, … more

Fair Trade chocolates are perfect gift for Valentine’s Day

I’m not a particular fan of chocolate overall, although, inexplicably, I am tempted by brownies and toffee. So I won’t be disappointed not to receive any chocolate candy for Valentine’s Day … more

5 things we need to know about our heart health

Before my coronary angiogram last year – a procedure that uses a long flexible tube to deliver dyes into my arteries, making them visible on X-rays – I hadn’t really given much thought to my … more

Wasteful flights cause taxation vexation

Are you getting ready to file your taxes? So am I, and as I gather my information, I experience flashes of helplessness over the unscrupulous antics I help finance. You may know I’m not a fan of … more

Your fitness level might start with your zip code

How can local communities encourage and facilitate active lifestyles among their residents? How can they increase access to and use of gyms and recreational facilities? How can parents encourage … more

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 … more

It’s about time … for supporting the free press

Time magazine has chosen “The Guardians,” a group of journalists who have been targeted for their work, as 2018 Person of the Year, highlighting what it calls “the War on Truth.” These … more

What is better than the gift of literature?

Recently, at my beloved Lighthouse Writers Workshop, one of my classmates arrived with what appeared to be a pack of famous-author trading cards she had discovered downstairs. The rest of us … more

Broncos and I could use a Christmas miracle

Tis the season of hope … I hope. I wrote last week about the season of giving. Today, I’m all about hope. Hope for redemption, hope for the future, and, yes, hope for the Denver Broncos. The … more

Times when the gift-giving goes wrong

Tis the season of giving … and if somehow we weren’t already aware, our mailboxes, TVs, radios, social feeds, emails and even texts remind us of the many people who are in need and the many ways … more

Mom, your recipes hold the scent of home

For the first time in years (and I mean decades), I did not spend Thanksgiving dinner with extended family. I had actually planned to host a small gathering myself while my sister Joyce was out of … more

What do we want to be grateful for in coming year?

Respect, integrity, honesty. Kindness, compassion, patience, wisdom. The Golden Rule. Oh, and someone to shovel our driveways. At this time of year, we often talk about what we are thankful for, but … more

Why we did not vote … and why we did

This column is not about vote shaming – we all have our reasons for what we do. Rather, it’s about what I’ve learned since the midterm elections. Did you know that Colorado’s voter turnout … more

On civility, Standard Time, and sleepy staffs

At this writing, because of publishing deadlines, we don’t yet know the results of last week’s midterm elections. I’m certain there are conversations to be had ahead … with, I hope, renewed … more

Get off the political sidelines and vote on Nov. 6

In pro sports, as in politics, our perceptions of how the game is being played usually reflect the sideline from which we are watching. Unlike sports, however, politics sometimes offers us the … more

Thank goodness for freedom of the press — oh, wait …

Someone is going to get killed. Oh, wait … it’s already happening. Perhaps you have heard of the latest incident, the murdered Jamal Khashoggi, state of Virginia resident and Washington Post … more
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