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Many years ago, I think I first encountered Dee Breitenfeld at the first meeting of the Teller County Centennial Committee, way back before the most-recent turn of the century, in the fall of … more
A hundred and twenty-five years seems like a long, long time. When the town of Palmer Lake was incorporated in 1889, and its first mayor, Dr. William Finley Thompson, was elected that April, … more
This column is not the one I set out to write originally. Events “on the ground” caused this to morph. It started out as something along the lines of “Thank God for football so we can stop pretending to care about minor league baseball in … more
I am lucky enough to live in the company of books … lots of books. Hardbound, paperback, and a limited number of electronic versions. New releases, perennial favorites, classics – both ancient and contemporary – and a few fragile volumes … more
Colorado's economy relies on its workers' ability to safely get to their jobs and send their kids to school. It needs businesses to have the ability to efficiently ship their products to market. It requires safe and sanitary water and sewer systems, as well as energy grids that can handle increasing demands. more
Recently, my wife Ann, daughter Nicole and I attended a most interesting and inspiring lecture at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. The speaker was Eva Schloss, who was Anne Frank’s step-sister and had lived across the street from the … more
I just happened to be flipping through the channels the other day, when this scene from “Apollo 13” jumped off the screen at me. Not only is that scene remarkable for the intensity of its acting, but because that line so effectively … more
I haven’t watched the videos of the recent slayings of American journalists. I’ve read the news accounts and the still photos are horrific enough for me, and I knew that I could never unsee it. But in the theater of my mind, I did see it; in … more
From what I have seen, there is a certain humor to losing you mind. True, it is that awkward, nervous, uncomfortable kind of laugh. But beneath that is a sadness … a catch-your-breath, … more
Ornate totem poles, jutting skyward 20 feet in air, once marked the turnoffs from the field at the corner of Baptist Road. Tourists, from all over the nation (and in fact the world) would stop to … more
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