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I feel I must reply to Barbara Morton’s letter in the recent edition of the paper in her reply to my letter commenting on Diane Schrack’s letter on the Douglas County Sheriff’s training … more
As Balzac said, “There goes another novel.” I am torn and Tattered. My favorite bookstore moved to Aspen Grove. Believe me, I am in mourning. Aspen Grove is on South Santa Fe Drive, which is Denver’s version of the Santa Monica … more
I awoke Friday morning to a beautiful rainbow, not outside my window, but on my Facebook feed. Just as interracial marriage is now simply considered "marriage," so too is LGBT marriage in all 50 … more
Dude, I want to be a cowboy. Perhaps more than almost any other fantasy (if you disregard some of my racier ones) as Willie Nelson said, “I grew up dreaming of being a cowboy, and loving the … more
The story of “Big Bill” Haywood draws like a magnet and twists and twirls like a deadly snake. It winds and loops its murderous way into the fabric of Cripple Creek history. The son of a … more
I was an educator for over 30 years. I taught high school for 27 years and I believe I had an excellent rapport with most students. When it came to CSAP, TCAP (now PARCC) exams, many told me they … more
Most seasoned investors are used to volatility. In fact, in recent years that is all we have ever known — that the stock market is a roller coaster. No matter what the catalyst is, whether it … more
"We are Charlie" seems like a long time ago now. Ferguson seems like a long time ago now. So do the marches and protests over the death of Eric Garner. Four hundred schoolgirls were … more
Ben Franklin, an old newspaper man himself, noted that is “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” In the midst of questioning authority, and generally … more
Some places in this world suffer from a crazed sort of meanness – violence, if you will. I have felt it in some parts of Nebraska, Nevada, areas in California, but maybe only in one locale in … more
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