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I love to read. I guess it’s not a big surprise that the favorite pastime of a writer would be reading what other people write. But maybe it’s a little bit of a surprise that I don’t read with a critical eye. That is to say, I like to immerse … more
With the writing of this column, we are on the cusp of a new year. We are staring 2016 in the eye and wondering what it holds for us as individuals, as a community, as a state, as a nation and as the world? That is a tall order to say the … more
I am sure that you have seen the lists too, you know the kind I am talking about, right? Those lists that provide us with “The Best States to Live In,” “The Best Doctors,” “The Best Diets,” “The Best Restaurants” and the “Best” … more
Before reading more of this column, I want to encourage readers to enjoy the festive lights at the Butterfly Pavilion and the Christmas decorations at Westminster City Hall during the holidays. “Living Lights” is a magical journey through the … more
Well, Washington Street, that is — Washington Street north of 120th Avenue, to be precise. And maybe “monuments” is an overstatement, but certainly “significant developments” would be accurate. Yes, that is correct: a number of … more
I am a person who enjoys traditions. One of my favorite ones has been writing a column each December on what Christmas “gift” Santa might bring various elected officials. Often it reflects current events or issues facing the particular elected … more
I am working my way through Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Team of Rivals.” Of course, it’s brilliant. Abraham Lincoln is my favorite historical figure and, besides being the greatest orator in American history, turns out … more
Isn’t it puzzling when something that is needed and is obvious gets ignored time after time? I would say so! Now that the U.S. House of Representatives has elected Paul Ryan as the Speaker of the House, the members of the House should turn right … more
Do you remember the 1982 film “Poltergeist”? People of about my age surely do — it was a formative movie experience. To my memory, it was the first horror movie of its generation that did not prominently feature knives, chain saws, and other … more
The pain of racism is real and immediate: A young black woman looks toward the sky, tears leaving trails on her cheeks. As she chants, “We have nothing to lose but our chains,” she collapses into the arms of her friends. Jonathan Butler, a … more
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