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Songs keep coming one day after another

Is your perception of time any different than it was a few months ago? For a while it seemed like I was having at least two birthdays every year. Now? Time has slowed down. Days are different. Weeks … more

Minding our own business of the mind

“Mind your own business,” has probably never felt more literal than right now. With social distancing and sheltering in place orders, we are finding ourselves with a lot of time at home with our … more

As always, we’re here for our communities

I am writing this column today from home. Like many of you, our office is closed. However, we are far from closed. All departments are operational remotely. Our reporters are covering your … more

Is now the wrong time to leave Facebook?

On Feb. 14, I posted the following to Facebook: “Hi Friends! I have decided to take a hiatus from Facebook, for a variety of reasons ... weariness chief among them. I’ll be deactivating my … more

The quarantine chronicles

Day One: At last!! Nirvana for introverts! A socially acceptable reason to crawl to the back of my cave and huddle. Like Gollum. Or Jack Nicholson. Day Two: Starting to think this might not have been … more

The new language of laying low

To our valued customers ….” You’ve probably received emails or letters in the past couple of weeks that start with this language. Most of them follow with assurances such as: “Your health is … more

A spreading message about COVID-19

Here’s how this works: Rudy Gobert is a professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz. Moments before the Jazz game two weeks ago in Oklahoma City, he was diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus, … more

Coronavirus: Slow down and be not afraid

Pope John Paul II said “Be not afraid.” Though he is gone from this world, his words remain with me. The words help me to stay calm and not dwell on fears. With the worldwide Coronavirus … more

Patience and diligence as we find missing pieces of puzzle

Have you ever put together a jigsaw puzzle? If you have, you know exactly what it feels like to be working through it and then finally finding that one piece of the puzzle that had haunted you for … more

There’s no reason we can’t have a little fun

It’s springtime in the Rockies. Try to keep that in mind. It may not be anyone’s idea of an ideal spring, but it’s the only one we’re going to have this year. A year that’s only three … more

When difficult times create easy decisions

People make new decisions based on new information. And sometimes, what we think are difficult decisions to make as we face a trying or challenging time, become much easier to make when we receive … more

When life gives you moisture, make the moist of it

Headline: “Celebrity swears by moisturizer.” Tell me: Who swears by a moisturizer? What exactly is a moisturizer? Is here a man alive who can say the word “moisturizer” with a straight face? … more

Now is the time for our better angels to fly

So. What’s new? There’s an old Chinese curse that reads “May you live in interesting times.” We are, my friends, living in a Chinese curse. Actually, given the origin of this pandemic, you … more

Time to check in on our collective golf game

When I was a kid, my first job was as a caddy at Green Gables Country Club. It wasn’t a great job — really early mornings, all day in the hot sun, good chance you’d show up for work and not … more

Art becomes something people can really get into

If you own what is commonly called a “painting,” you might want to hang on to it. Someday it might be worth a lot of money as a curiosity. Paintings, typically but not always, are considered art, … more

‘Once upon a time’ is right now, in our hands

We are all familiar with the start of a story that begins with, “Once upon a time.” What if that time is right now? What if years from now someone tells our story based on what they know about … more

State-run health care option bad for Colorado

Providing workers in Jefferson County – and throughout Colorado – access to high-quality, comprehensive health care coverage is a top priority for employers. Yet this system, which provides … more

Jeffco’s biggest budget bother not TABOR

In their column last week attempting to explain Jefferson County’s budget crisis, the Commissioners avoided the real issue. It is not the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, or so-called TABOR Amendment. The … more

Catching sight of the real America

The other day, I’m driving down the road, and I see a scene which has stuck with me. There was a young woman, maybe late 20’s, slender and pretty, with brunette hair that had been frosted pink or … more

The born salesperson can be nature or nurture

So, occasionally, my selling roots do show up in some of my writing. And, although you may not be in sales yourself, two things may happen by continuing to read on. First, you may know someone in … more
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