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Changing the way we look at the ‘now’ moments of life

Jimmy Buffett sings about a tattoo being a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling. Maybe for some that’s true, and for others, their tattoo carries a reminder of something powerful and … more

Looking for good things is a matter of life and life

A reader reminded me that it’s time for my annual “What Makes Life Worth Living” top 10 list. She also reminded me that I listed our neighborhood rabbits years ago. I had forgotten. I forget … more

Blessings emerge amid veteran’s toughest fight

Christian Redman, 50, sits on the edge of the couch, hands slightly trembling — a side effect of the chemo — as he clasps and unclasps them, a melancholy shadow in his eyes. For as long as he can … more

Letter to the Editor: Colorado needs more renewable energy

The use of renewable energy is becoming a big problem. To the east side of Golden, you can see a brown horizon because of the smog coming from Denver. Colorado is a beautiful place and we can’t … more

Letter to the Editor: Reach Act can save kids’ lives

As a parent, I’m thankful my child was born healthy and has received medical care throughout his life. Unfortunately, millions of children worldwide do not have the same access to care. … more

Letter to the Editor: Good point on communication

Mary Stobie brought out a very important point with her article “Two men talking about North Korea.” The fact that two men were talking, and even more important listening to each other, … more

Today’s youth could learn a lesson or two in “good grief”

Growing up, one of the truly exciting days of the year was the day the mailman would deliver the newest collection of “Charlie Brown” cartoons. That’s right, once upon a time, whoever is … more

Letter to the Editor: Monumental fuss

Who is inciting the mobs of protesters who say that President Trump is not permitted downsize especially those National Monuments which were created solely to ‘lock-up’ vast swaths of the … more

Many a lesson in looking at the long view

Do you ever take significant moments and try to look at them through a wider lens? Watch out — the next few paragraphs will likely cause VRUO — Visceral Reaction Unthinking Outrage. It’s … more

Porch pirates can’t steal my memories

Porch pirates. Package thieves. Hijackers. No matter what we call them –I’m partial to “jerks” – the people who come up to our houses and brazenly take what’s not theirs are holiday … more

Arvada Center brings ‘Joseph’ back

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is once again playing at the Arvada Center. Several years ago, “Joseph” was an annual tradition. If memory serves, it played each year for at … more

Coffee is a great thing, so don’t make a stir about it

Coffee, black. Please.” “Cream and sugar?” There’s my six-word novel. I got the idea for a six-word novel from Hemingway, who got the idea from someone else. But someone else was someone no … more

Raising the bar of optimism is courageous and contagious

How are you doing?” It was a common and simple enough question to ask a friend of mine whom I had not spoken to in a while. Her response, “Better than yesterday, awesome today, and not yet quite … more

Letter to the Editor: In need of more nice guys

Nice guys don’t finish last, though we may have been told otherwise in our youth. I am amazed that people think that sensitivity and workplace training will really help or are needed.If you … more

Letter to the Editor: Tax cut truths

Knowing the truth about any issue is difficult there are typically two polar opposite portrayals. Even with an objective view of the tax cut plan, gauging its effects is hard. Thus, I don’t … more

It’s your show so you get to decide your path to success

Do you wake up in the morning feeling excited that you’ve got a new day to create something? Or do you wake up with a sense of dread? Contrary to what is being marketed, there isn’t a … more

Fanbase already running out of slack for Elway

John Elway took over the reins of the Denver Broncos in 2011, and one of his first moves was to woo Peyton Manning. We all know that that was the beginning of a beautiful partnership, one that … more

Instead of putting down last year, try building up next year

It is usually at this time of the year, or maybe even sooner, that we hear someone we know say something like, “I am so glad this year is coming to an end.” Or, “I can’t wait for the year to … more

These days, a press conference is more like a guess conference

The story goes that Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil. In Rosedale, Mississippi. In exchange for musical genius. (Tommy Johnson’s character in the film “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” is … more

Children love making pretzel based treats

Let’s get some of the warnings and negatives out of the way. One large pretzel rod has about 40 calories from the flour, but pretzels are basically nutritionally empty and may be a choking hazard … more
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