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Winning Words

Words of encouragement, kindness draw attention

Thanks again for all of the emails regarding my column and the “Winning Words” found here each week. I truly appreciate you all. Interestingly enough, and based on the community’s feedback, it …

Welcome (everyone) to Colorful Colorado

After a long weekend in New Mexico, we were greeted on our state’s southern border by my favorite sign: “Welcome to Colorful Colorado!” Growing up in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado, I …

Know when to get out of your own way

On Tuesday and Wednesday last week, I had a couple nighttime events that, really, I have no way to explain. I think the closest analogy to them is, maybe, the Moscow Circus. Without a ringleader. Or, …
Norton
Winning Words

Hope — a strategy and a tactic in the pursuit of success

Is hope a strategy that can drive success? Is hope a tactic we can put into practice to help us achieve our goals and dreams? Is being hopeful a character trait that when fully developed can lead us …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You only get one life, but hey, no pressure

“September Song” is a song. While the title has always been perplexing to me (why wasn’t it called “September”), the metaphor implied in it never has been, although when I first understood …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Microplastics a big problem

Plastic for decades has found its way into our oceans, we're now finding it falling on our heads in the mile high city. Earlier this year micro plastics were discovered in our rainwater. We have …

Letter to the editor: Freedom isn't rubbish

We don't live in a covenant controlled community on purpose! Because we believe in freedom of choice! Now that freedom is threatened by a few people! They complain of trucks in the …

Letter to the editor: TABOR under attack

We are about to receive a double attack regarding the Tax Payor’s Bill of Rights (TABOR). Not only is Jefferson County attempting to put a hold on TABOR, so is the State of Colorado with …
opinion

Letter to the editor: How effective would they be?

Given the multiplicity of new so-called ‘gun control’ measures, now being trumpeted by public figures; had they presently been in force, would they have identified, much less impeded the …

Letter to the editor: Supporting Alcorn

I want to commend Michael Alcorn for his continued articles in the Transcript. I always enjoy reading them. He is a logical and a deep thinker and it is worth the time taken to enjoy what he has …
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