Columnists
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

‘Like’ is, like, not really something to, like, like

I am, like, tired of it. More than tired. It makes me puke. Vomit. Regurgitate. Retch. Heave. It is the extra-grammatical word “like” I am talking about. It adds nothing, it means nothing, but it …
Norton
Winning Words

Here’s a look at story behind the change

Thanks again for the emails and feedback, especially over these past two weeks as we discussed knowing when it’s time for a change, and the truth and secret to success. A very common question and …
Doray
alchemy

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 …

It’s test time again for Jeffco students

This month students in our community, across our state, and across the nation will begin the annual rite of passage that is taking standardized assessments. As a public institution, our district is …

Envisioning a goal is often step one

I believe I’ve mentioned before that my son, now age 12, spends a lot of time watching YouTube videos. And many of them are of the useless, brainless entertainment variety. And that’s okay — …
Letters to the Editor
opinion

Letter to the editor: Greetings Colorado!

How are you doing today? I am writing to you as part of a class project for the novel “The Watsons Go To Birmingham.” My classmates and I are contacting newspapers across the country in a …

Letter to the editor: Accountability accepted

I am very pleased to read that the writer who claimed professional journalism is not held accountable has surrendered that argument. He does so when when he calls attention to a defamation lawsuit …

Taxpayers need a rainy day fund

How great if Colorado would enact a Secure Savings Plan so that all Coloradans can have a rainy-day fund and a retirement plan. Our elected officials need a wake-up call! Thousands of Coloradans …

Letter to the editor: Against change to presidential voting

I write this in opposition to SB-42 which unbelievably cancels Colorado’s presidential election results if the state’s results are different than the national results. How can anyone who is …

Letter to the editor: Lead on environment

I’m a health enthusiast, for both human health and the environment. In my opinion, the two are inextricably linked. I’m concerned because the most recent professional health advice from …
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