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It just happened to me. I never thought it would and, in truth, I hadn’t given it much thought at all, except for perhaps a few moments of fleeting admiration. But ahead of me in the drive-through lane, a woman paid for my order. As I pulled up, … more
By this time, most of us are saturated with Christmas doings. It has become so cheap and commercial that we look forward to its passing. But we who are the “aged” get to ponder who we are and how to give meaning to that awful feeling of … more
Colorado Homes magazine has captured the Christmas season with a feature story about an original Christmas tree art installation at the iconic Sleeper House in Genesee. The magazine article says, … more
The sound of the tinkling bell drifts across the parking lot, growing louder the closer you get to the King Soopers entrance. There it is, a red bell so tiny it nestles neatly into Nathan … more
It’s something they’ve been doing for 30 years—braving the winter weather every evening to sell Christmas trees to the Golden community. The Golden Optimists started selling the trees shortly after Thanksgiving this year, and it will … more
In 2014, The Edge Theater in Lakewood invited playwrights to submit manuscripts of new works to a new play festival competition. One would be chosen for production in 2015. Rick Yaconis, Edge Theater executive director, told the audience on Dec. … more
As he sat in the basement office of his Arvada home, 90-year-old Martin Tanne opened a book of wartime memories and started to tell a story that began 72 years ago, when young men like himself were fighting for their countries and their … more
A friend of mine recently shared the “Four Gift Rules for Kids at the Holidays.” They are: 1) One thing they want. 2) One thing they need. 3) One thing to wear. 4) One thing to read. As a writer, of course, I was cheering. Ever since I was a … more
Holiday greeting cards, milestones such as an anniversary, a newborn baby or the entire extended family getting together for a reunion. There are dozens of reasons to get the family together to say cheese. And according to local photographers, … more
Traditions — we all have them, and at the holidays they seem to emerge in masses. They're nostalgic, reminding one of a simpler time of love and family, while honoring those who came before. Whether it's eating the same rolls every year, or … more
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