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And Lady Galadriel probably made a killing in the stock market that winter. Because we recently bought and watched the final Hobbit movie, my family and I took a little time one day over Spring Break to watch the original “Lord of the … more
Some places in this world suffer from a crazed sort of meanness – violence, if you will. I have felt it in some parts of Nebraska, Nevada, areas in California, but maybe only in one locale in … more
Have you ever played that game where you choose the three people you would most like to have dinner with? In one scenario (I have multiples), all three of mine are poets: Robert Frost – “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” Elizabeth Bishop … more
It’s been a long time since I began writing this column. And while going through some of the 2,000 plus columns I’ve done since 1963 it occurred to me that many of you have not had the opportunity to read many of them because you’re “new” … more
Just when it looked like the process for the Westminster firefighters union issue had been settled and the public could depend on voting on the issue of collective bargaining in the November, 2015 City election, the ballgame changed. This change in … more
Recently, a friend took me to play Frisbee golf…excuse me, disc golf. It was fun and challenging and the weather was beautiful, and I was immediately struck with the intricacies of the game. First, there are actual disc golf courses – … more
Some of the white marble markers still tell the story, though not as audibly and obviously, as they first did in 1911. U.P.T. routed out in relief on the flat slabs. Originally, there were 15 of them … more
The Upper Monument Creek (UMC) landscape, which has experienced increasingly severe and costly impacts from wildfire, including the record-setting 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire that burned across the … more
When Sheryl and I got married a little over 20 years ago, we went together to pick out my ring, and it was a beauty! It was gold, with crenellations leading up to the center platform, which contained three small diamonds in a line, bracketed on one … more
Despite some heated political rhetoric from around the country, Colorado seniors know that the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit is affordable and is working, even for older men and women in the lowest income bracket. At the Colorado … more
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