Columnists
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

The past keeps populating the present

For the past year and a half, old acquaintances I haven’t heard from in five, ten, fifteen and even twenty years have written to me. Has the same thing been happening to you? Most have been former …

When MVP stands for most variable player

So, Denver has an NBA Most Valuable Player this year. Our first in the history of the franchise in the NBA, and the first professional MVP for the city in a … while. Anybody remember a guy named …
Coming Attractions

Building a history of architecture in Denver

One of my favorite things about a city is the symphony of architectural and design styles that go into making it a vibrant and dynamic place to spend time. And History Colorado’s latest exhibit, …

Fatherhood outside the box

Long ago I lived out of a suitcase and performed in a soul band for six years. The band was the Satisfactions, a mix of Midwestern and Washington, D.C. musicians that played one-to-four-week bookings …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Failing to be facile was tassel-related hassle

You might think being chosen to speak at a high school graduation ceremony would be a welcome opportunity, especially for someone who is filled with opinions and loves the English language. No, I was …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Do we value the goals of critical race theory?

The efforts to put “Critical Race Theory” into our elementary schools should be stopped at every turn. America is based on E Pluribus Unum, Out of Many, One. We are founded on “All …

Letter to the editor: Congratulations to Healeys

Congratulations to Healeys Congratulations to Jerry and Ann Healey! You know when it’s time to move on. I commend you! However, afford me the opportunity to thank you for a job well done! Years …

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for school food article

  Thank you for highlighting local programs that provide free food to our Jeffco kids. Food insecurity is often an “invisible issue” to many. It is good to see acknowledgement of …

Letter to the Editor: Why so scared of racial equity?

  The letter by Mr. Salley in your May 20 edition was so appallingly offensive with so many broad-brush bigotries, it’s impossible in this limited space to refute every ignorant …

Letter to the Editor: Questioning equity

  How many Jeffco residents are aware that the Virginia State Board of (so-called) Education has proposed a major overhaul on how High School math is taught? Will it be for the worse or the …
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