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The news out of Florida this morning is horrific. I have to move away from it. more
Before we know it, the holiday season will be upon us, and our spirit of giving will increase. We will think about the gifts that we will purchase, wrap, and give to our closest family members and friends, and we will think about giving through the many outreach programs, such as selecting a random person or family from a giving tree at church or at work. more
This weekend I was asked to drop by a fundraising event at Jim Wider’s Southwinds Fine Art Studio at Roller Coaster Road near where Hodgen and Baptist road connect. Being historically inclined, … more
So, the other day I was part of a circular conversation. You know the kind I mean, right? The conversations that go round and round, circling the airport but never landing. The conversations where people jockey for position, take conversations down a rabbit hole, or go so far in an attempt to be politically correct that there is never really any clear outcome from the discussion. more
There is only one thing worse than talking about dying and that is getting old and sick. Most of us are in denial that anything bad will ever happen to us. It seems easy to put off things that are not going to happen for a very long time, such as estate planning or elder care planning. Ironically, it is going to be easier and cheaper to plan now while you are thinking clearly for a time when you may not be able to make these decisions. more
My mother. There you go. That right there might be a good reason to move on to another column. more
Caley Mitchell stands next to third base, a white baseball cap shading her eyes, a single braid running down her back. Intensity radiates from her small frame as she leans her hands on her knees and looks toward the batter at home plate. more
Many years ago, I think I first encountered Dee Breitenfeld at the first meeting of the Teller County Centennial Committee, way back before the most-recent turn of the century, in the fall of … more
A hundred and twenty-five years seems like a long, long time. When the town of Palmer Lake was incorporated in 1889, and its first mayor, Dr. William Finley Thompson, was elected that April, … more
Smitty is on his dog bed next to me, sleeping. He is sleeping and making little woofs. I don't know - I wish I did - what he is dreaming about. more
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