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Who are we talking to?

Have you found yourself talking more to your pets these days than ever before? And if you don’t have pets, have you found that you are talking to other things around the house more? Maybe the … more

Economic impact on retirement

There has been a lot of press around the economic shutdown due to COVID-19 and the related stock market volatility. However, the S&P 500 just finished one of the best quarters in over a decade¹ … more

Not sure about Polis' claim of outrage

When the monument honoring Colorado Civil War Union soldiers was recently torn down at the State Capitol, Governor Polis issued the following statement: “I am outraged at the damage to a statue … more

Commemorating Eva Levine and what she stood for

People reporting other people to the authorities. Entire faiths, entire ethnicities demonized, attacked. Ghettos. Mobs. Looting. Uniforms. Gassing. Rampant disease. These are the circumstances in … more

Virtual notary process makes our lives easier

I recently participated in an event appropriate for the times: a virtual signing for my bill to allow for remote notarization. Over a Webex call broadcast on YouTube, my fellow bill sponsors and I … more

America could certainly use a Gandalf right about now

Happy Fourth, everybody! As any of the long-time readers know, I am a geek. Or a nerd, depending on whatever definition of those two terms you ken. Which, it seems, is solely the purview of the … more

Places are opening up, but it’s far from normal

It’s been a really strange weekend for me. As everyone knows, things have started to open up around town and people are finally getting out of the house and happy to have a few things returning … more

Children cook creatively in snug mugs

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, about creativity. — Guy Fieri No one is born a great cook, one learns by … more

What are you smiling about?

“I saw a picture of you. Those were the happiest days of my life.” Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of the Pretenders, wrote “Back on the Chain Gang” as a memorial to lead guitarist James … more

People love to hear a good, positive story

Some of us like to tell a good story, some enjoy hearing a good story, and some of us appreciate both. And although there are a few people who seem to derive pleasure from a bad or negative story, I … more

Big-bang bullies take to the air

From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 4, my neighborhood sounded like Hell. I was Clint Eastwood mad and helpless. I expected the worst because for weeks before the Fourth there were nightly fireworks all … more

‘In order to find wisdom, we have to be honest with ourselves’

In the 1960s, it was the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Civil Rights Movement, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and the Vietnam War. In the 1980s, there was … more

Legislature supporting small business

2020 has been an historic and unprecedented year. After months of pandemic news, lock downs and social distancing, this month the Colorado General Assembly and small businesses across the state … more

What are we talking about?

There is a quote that some of us may have heard before, and it is a quote that is often attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt. This is another of those timeless quotes that never seems to lose its … more

Oh, fireworks, it’s so bad to hear from you

Choosing a cliché carefully, this essay will probably fall on deaf ears. After all, what would the Fourth of July be without fireworks? For one thing: enjoyable. Maybe this year it will be quieter … more

Lives still being wasted for the sin of slavery

God punishes us for our sins. I am an amateur student of history, particularly the American Civil War. This, of course, I had to pick up entirely on my own, as 12 years of public school, four years … more

Rounding out our wheel of life

A couple of weeks ago I had written about the wheel of life and making sure that we try and find balance in all areas of life. more

Overblown sports deserve to see the clock run out

Jonathan Swift had “A Modest Proposal” and so do I. Let’s do away with all college and professional baseball, basketball and football teams. I, for one, would live. more

Can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube now

There is no one, probably literally no one, who hasn’t been made aware of or participated in the protests around the world against state killings of black people in our country. As I’m writing … more

Remembering my dad this Fathers Day

Dear Dad, It’s almost Fathers Day and I wondered if you knew after you died of Parkinson’s Disease, that Mom finished your book Bail Out? It has a photo on the cover of you with your squadron. It … more
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