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A round-up of events that reflect the changes of a year in COVID-19

It’s difficult to believe the COVID-19 pandemic has been the dominant feature of our lives for right around a full year. Few industries were stopped dead in their tracks the way the performing arts … more

High country lesson: Balance creates perspective

“Some see the glass half full. Others see it half empty. I see a glass that is twice as big as it needs to be.” — George Carlin Isn’t that the way it seems these days? Sometimes we see the … more

An hour this Sunday will be no time at all

Soon it will be time to change our clocks again. Why? It’s a semi-annual nuisance that is debated and argued about semi-annually too. Between times, it’s forgotten. Daylight Saving Time was … more

Going all-in can be hard to get all the way out of

I sometimes play poker with buddies of mine. I’m not very good at it, it turns out, which is why I only play it sometimes. But I do know the game enough to know that there may come a time in the … more

A very 2021 spring season at the Arvada Center

As the first-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdowns across the metro area nears, theaters continue to lead the way when it comes to connecting and entertaining audiences in innovative new ways. … more

A lifelong attraction to the hard stuff

A man walks into a bar with a large chunk of concrete and says to the bartender, “Give me a drink. And one for the road.” I like concrete. I’ve always liked concrete. Concrete is everywhere. … more

Here’s to hope, habits and happiness

There is a popular statement among business professionals, owners, and salespeople, and it is based on the book by Rick Page titled “Hope is Not a Strategy.” In this context, hoping to grow our … more

New life and new challenges post- pandemic

What comes next?” I got my first vaccine against COVID last Sunday, and, with my second dose scheduled for mid-March, personally, I am ready finally to look at life post-pandemic. I know there are … more

A response from the DMV

I read last week’s letter about DMV “bureaucrats” who have “no motivation – zero – to serve customers” with great interest. After all, I’m the bureaucrat in charge of Jeffco’s … more

Dragon Boat Film Festival fosters conversations

Conversation is one of the best ways to build a bond with another person. Not only that, but it provides a wonderful opportunity to enlighten and educate. And conversation doesn’t just have to be … more

The right question requires the right response

A nagging and recurring elbow injury had finally forced my hand to seek medical attention. After meeting with an orthopedic surgeon, the diagnosis was more than tennis elbow or bursitis, it was a … more

Pandemic diversion is one for the books

A man past sixty living alone with a small dog walks to his guest room where a little library of fiction is kept and scans the spines for an option to read as the second year of a pandemic has him … more

A changing Golden from a native’s perspective

I grew up in Golden. As a kid from Golden’s “north-side” of town, I can tell you a few interesting facts We kids had lots of opportunities to find innocent mischief. We had so many adventures … more

A Tyrannosaur named Sue

For many people, the Tyrannosaurus rex is the dinosaur, and it’s easy to understand why. There’s no animal today that comes close to the sheer intimidation and raw power that this Cretaceous-era … more

Let us get more real with our leadership

History will little note, nor long remember, what we say here today.” I know. Some of you are, no doubt, tired of my frequent retreats into the words of Abraham Lincoln. But, given the reason many … more

Consider exploring some new outdoor possibilities

We are in that slow time of year for outdoorsmen. Yet it is a good time to check outdoor interest calendars for events, due dates and catch up on areas of interests we do not take time to study … more

Enjoy the journey on a search for the worst

Recently, Turner Classic Movies showed what many consider the worst movie ever made. “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” directed by Edward D. Wood Jr., and starring Bela Lugosi who died during … more

Merging onto the highway of grace

A friend of mine had recently posted his frustrations about someone not thanking him for allowing them to merge into the traffic ahead of him. No wave, no thank you, they just moved on and into the … more

Stars rising in Lakewood talent show

One of the things so many have been yearning for during the last year is a sense of the familiar — the comfort of things that have been happening year after year and can be counted on to deliver … more

Five-dollar words may not make cents

This column is overdue, so I am going to overdo it. Are you stationary or stationery? Recently when I erred, a reader corrected me: “You wrote ‘cue’ when you meant ‘queue.’” My tale was … more
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