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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Contest launched, and headline is clue

William Shakespeare wrote, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” Dorothy Parker wrote, “Brevity is the soul of lingerie.” Now, on the same footpath as the 17-syllable haiku contest comes this: a …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

Final wishes need to be discussed in advance

My father-in-law just took a serious fall. So far, he has spent 45 days in the hospital in Missouri. Modern medicine is bound to find something wrong at age 90. This should have been a wake-up call …
Norton
Winning Words

Number two opponent of success: Lack of authenticity

Last week we identified the impact of complacency in our pursuit of success. Today we will visit the power of authenticity in our success journey. And next week we will wrap it all up when we jump …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

For a life well done, have friends who are rare

A good friend was once defined as someone you could call at 2 a. m. and tell, “Bring a shovel, and don’t ask questions.” Plutarch said, “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Memories keep the past from going past its prime

Major news stories tumble on top of each other like newborn puppies, and there is a new litter every week. How’s that for a simile? Remembering what and when becomes more challenging the older we …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Let’s protect people, planet

Let’s protect people, planet Regarding the recent letter to the editor titled “Bill bad for kids”: Proposition 112 and SB-181 are two completely different things. Proposition 112 was about …

Letter to the editor: A positive step for climate

A positive step for climate As a parent, I am thrilled to see that the state Legislature is working on The Climate Action Plan to Reduce Pollution – HB1261.  Like most parents, I do everything I …

Letter to the editor: A weak interview

A weak interview In the Orwellian ethos of the current times your “hard-hitting” interview with Rep. Froelich really fits well. Certainly, the representative’s constituents don’t want to know …

Letter to the editor: Bill would help reduce suicide

Bill would help reduce suicide As a one-time state lawmaker who had an “A+” NRA rating and a former Republican candidate for governor, I’m strongly supportive of HB-1177 — a bill that would …

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 …
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