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When MVP stands for most variable player

So, Denver has an NBA Most Valuable Player this year. Our first in the history of the franchise in the NBA, and the first professional MVP for the city in a … while. Anybody remember a guy named … more

A lesson for each of us as we honor our heroes

One of my favorite aspects of the recent Memorial Day holiday coupled with the anniversary of D-Day is the unironic respect, for one day, that television networks give to our heroes and veterans. For … more

Some changes for the worst

We recently stopped in at a McDonald’s on our way home from a soccer game, and, as we are wont to do, all we ordered was dessert. My son, all of 14, and burning through about 7,000 calories a day … more

Breathing a bit easier now that it’s (mostly) over

Well, I guess it’s over now. Except for the political posturing. Mask mandates are ending. Public gatherings are legal again. Students are even being allowed to (gasp) play with their friends at … more

Breaking bad, or, for the better somehow

There was a television series on one of the cable networks about 10 years ago called “Burn Notice.” It was about a “burned” spy — a spy who loses their official identity, and so they exist … more

Here’s to the great moms that make great families possible

There is a Mexican proverb that goes, “The house is not built upon the ground, but upon a woman.” Or, at least, according to an episode of “Criminal Minds,” there is such a proverb. The idea, … more

A participation trophy for my generation

We have failed. I say this to my generation. We have failed in this: is it not the unspoken (or spoken) desire of every generation of Americans (at least since the industrial revolution) to make the … more

The audacious optimism of the NFL draft

Hey, you want to see a bunch of grown — and sometimes overgrown — men get very, very worked up about something that they have no control over and which they have absolutely no idea how it will … more

Odds and ends and underdogs

Is there anything we love more in this country than an underdog? Speaking for the non-gambling portion of the reading public, of course. I think about that a lot this time of year, with the NCAA … more

On the virtue of temperance

Here’s my impression of last week. Any day before Friday: “OhmyGod meteorologist X said we could get 18 feet of snow on Friday into Saturday based on the GFS model which is notoriously more … more

New freedoms and new responsibility

So this is what normal feels like. Sort of.  When you’re reading this column, it will likely be on the anniversary of the day the world shut down. I was watching the Nuggets game last year on … 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

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

What word should define 2021

A colleague of mine here in these editorial pages likes to pick a word to live by at the beginning of the year. It’s a useful exercise, and, in the spirit of resetting literally everything for … more
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