Keyword: Michael Alcorn
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My mistake about about that remake

An open Letter to Mr. Spielberg and Ms. Moreno about "West Side Story." more

I know a place...

The mood is set in the parking lot: to get to the door, you have to cross a tiny footbridge. Once safely across the bridge, you open the doors of the chalet — because, yeah, it’s not just a … more

Reflecting on What I’m Thankful For

Things I am Thankful for this year: The new turn signal at the intersection close to my home. Thank you, city of Arvada. Now, if we could just cook it so that it actually worked more than once every … more

Our national produce is looking a bit bruised

“For every tree is known by its fruit.” James, 6:44 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians, … more

The problem with money in politics

A few weeks ago, I stumbled into an event that, it turns out, was a fundraiser for a politician. I had other things to do, so I didn’t give it a lot of thought, but I did take a moment to look … more

Alcorn on the road part II

I wrote last week about how I love to travel, to see and experience things that are not the norm. But I would be remiss if I didn’t mention what an exceptional part of the experience of travel is … more

On the road: Alcorn edition

Do you ever stop to think about who was first? Like, who was the first person to eat a coconut? Guy’s walking along the beach thousands of years ago, sees this fuzzy round thing on the ground, … more

Stray thoughts for a beautiful autumn

Around the Horn. Which, of course is appropriate, since baseball season just ended. And it couldn’t have ended soon enough. The local, um, “major league” baseball team ended its season in much … more

Adults should stop pretending that the kids are alright

There was an episode of the original Star Trek called “Miri.” Miri was the name of an adolescent girl who became the de facto “mom” to a group of street children. See, in this episode, all of … more

Hindsight of a 30-year teaching career

I was a public school teacher for 30 years. And, for many of those years, I was an outsider in the buildings, from both a mechanical standpoint and a philosophical standpoint. But, now that the … more

Critiquing this killjoy column

“What we have here ... is a failure … to communicate.” Sometimes it feels like that is our entire existence. And never more so than in the last 18 months. But, from personal experience, let me … more

The three-ring circus which is the start of school

Welcome, my friends, to the show that never ends!  I was trying to come up with an appropriate metaphor for the beginning of the new school year. The only one that seem to fit the bill for me was a … more

The simple things can trip you up

My brother, the great wit, posted a meme the other day that read “If we started burying the dead with their shoelaces tied together, we wouldn’t have to worry about a zombie apocalypse any … more
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