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Norton
Winning Words

Focusing on the fantastic frees us from fear and failures

Wow, there are six “f” words in the title of this column. And I am sure you have noticed that they are slightly different from what some might think about when they consider the “f” word. If …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Okay, okay, there’s no two ways about it

I had writer’s block. I had no original ideas. I knew if the block lingered, I would revert, and harangue about the injustices being, like, done, like, to, like, the English language. So I went to …
Norton
Winning Words

Halloween is perfect time for transformational success

Halloween is an interesting time of year. It is a time of year where children of all ages get to dress up and have a little fun pretending to be someone or something that they are not. For some of …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Music lovers note their favorite songs

“Knock-knock.” “Who’s there?” “Knock-knock.” “Who’s there?” “Knock-knock.” “Who’s there?” “Philip Glass.” That joke goes out to my friend and former KVOD host David …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A switch in time ain’t kind

Don’t forget to fall back. I would rather not fall back or spring forward, and every year others express the same thing at the time, and then we forget about it until it comes around again. It’s …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Election questions

Election questions I can’t understand why the Aurora mayoral election took so long to conclude. Your article in the Independent contained a paragraph that said, “We have the machine’s tolerance …

Letter to the editor: Say no to 1A

Say no to 1A Ballot Issue 1A seeks to address a problem by expanding the problem by taking more of the money from the citizens of Arapahoe County, by raising the property tax by 3.4 mills, which …

Letter to the editor: Ban single-use plastics

Ban single-use plastics This summer I have been canvassing the entire state of Colorado on behalf of COPIRG (Colorado Public Interest Research Group) to raise awareness about a critical …

Letter to the editor: Health centers deserve support

Health centers deserve support Health care is a top issue here in Colorado and across the U.S. – and with valid concern. Everyone seems to have a story about how difficult it is to see a doctor, …

Letter to the editor: Stop inhumane treatment

Stop inhumane treatment Since the beginning of 2019, more than 500,000 children, women and men have crossed the southern border of the United States seeing asylum from violence and trying to escape …
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