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I'll be blunt. I didn't participate in the process, but not for lack of concern. Sadly, I watched on the sidelines while fellow citizens faced our town council, in a futile attempt at what should … 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
It is disheartening at best to watch members of the Douglas County School Board react in a disingenuous and self-serving way when addressing issues facing the district. Not long ago, one board … more
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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
While Douglas County School District administrators spend countless time and resources pursuing a political agenda that only a handful of extremists care about, they fail to pay attention to … more
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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
Hamlet’s inconsistent character used to irk me until I saw David Davalos’ play “Wittenberg” at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder. I realize that, as a second-year college student, I can relate to the young prince’s internal … 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
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