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2014 is now, officially, in the rear view mirror. Whew. Here are the best and worst of what I will remember from this past year. WORST: my dog being hit by a car while she was on a leash which was in my hand. And the subsequent stay in doggie … more
As we ring in the New Year, I’ll share a bit of reality as the holidays have come to an end: The Reckoning by Robert W. Service It’s fine to have a blow-out in a fancy restaurant, With terrapin and canvas-back and all the wine you … more
When you read this column, it will be the 8th day of the new year. Only 357 days left to go. So, what does 2015 look like from this very early start? There are plenty of expectations, hopes, dreams and doubts floating around in our heads from … more
I have a framed quote from Gandhi in my home – “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – to which I’ve become so accustomed that I often don’t even notice it any more. However, this evening, these words practically jumped off … more
At a hardware store where I once worked, we would inventory every single nut, bolt, screw and pipe fitting during the week between Christmas and New Years. “There is over 40,000 common items of … more
As I look back at 2014, I am pleased to be able to report that it was a very positive and prosperous year for citizens and businesses in the city of Thornton. We’ve been seeing a significant increase in home building and construction projects … more
I’ve been in Northglenn for 44 years and 2014 was one of the city’s most exciting. Nearly every aspect of the city and community saw tremendous growth and progress in 2014. The year started off with city council creating a strategic plan for … more
It was a serious pain to switch from standard gauge down to the narrow gauge to get through the mountains. Making transfers to different rolling stock (on both ends of the journey), smaller payloads, … more
In keeping with a tradition which I started while Westminster City Manager many moons ago, I wish to share a peek with you at Santa Claus’ suggested Christmas gift list for various elected officials and governmental organizations. Adams County … more
There is a long-standing Irish tradition that, just before Christmas, you start cleaning out everything. Give everything a good scrubbing. Clear the clutter. Sweep out the carriage house and the … more
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