Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

First is probably special, but the heck with that

I will never be recognized as the first to do anything. I wasn’t the first in my family to graduate from high school or college, or become a schoolteacher, or nothing. Unless you stretch it. I was …
Winning Words

The speed of the game is in our hands

A few years ago, we all talked about the easy button. It was a meme before there was anything even known as a meme. There was an icon with a big red button that we all recognized without hesitation, …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Stolid, solid, dearly missed — happy birthday, Dad

My father was born 100 years ago today as I write this. There hasn’t been a day since he died in 2008 that I haven’t thought about him, and more this day than usual simply because of the …
Winning Words

Successful employers employ successful entrepreneurs

An employed entrepreneur? How can that be? I mean, we are either employed or we are an entrepreneur, right? The answer is yes. This is because most successful entrepreneurs will share that even …

Winning Words

Doing less on our way to success

Happy new year! Over the years, especially at the new year, I have found myself focusing on the things I want to start doing in the coming year that will help me achieve success when it comes to the …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Up to interpretation?

Up to interpretation? Regardless of whether you support gun control or not, it appears that the Douglas County policy is the most unclear and potentially overreaching when comparing views between …

Letter to the editor: Senator effective, bipartisan

Senator effective, bipartisan Sen. Gardner has been characterized as “not doing anything” for Colorado.  Actually, he has done a lot for us.  I was most impressed with Ambassador Nikki Haley …

Letter to the editor: Will he do right thing?

Will he do right thing? Sen. Cory Gardner has been largely mum about his views on the impeachment trial that is being planned by the Senate. A recent news article reported Gardner’s comment that …

Letter to the editor: A fund worth helping

A fund worth helping Colorado Gives day is now past and this is a good time to recognize the local Hearts and Hands Fund while the bookkeepers are busy adding up Gives Day donations. Perhaps not well …

Letter to the editor: A revealing opportunity

A revealing opportunity We will not lie, steal or cheat, nor tolerate anyone among us who does. This rather quaint and simple sentence is the Air Force Academy cadet honor code. This code was adopted …
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