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April is National Poetry Month. Thus, I paraphrase: "Oh, somewhere in this favoured land the sun is shining bright, / The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light; / And somewhere … more
Ponderosa's Cameron Nuzman didn't have any teammates in the race, but he wasn't alone while running the course at Norris Penrose Events Center in Colorado Springs during the state cross country … more
There's a line in "Brilliant Disguise," a song by Bruce Springsteen, that goes: "God have mercy on the man who doubts what he's sure of." This poignant verse has always rung true for me, and in the … more
See if this plot is familiar to you: Happy couple says goodbye to each other on the morning before Valentine’s Day as they climb into their respective vehicles to drive to work. Less than an hour later, one calls the other, in shock: A car … more
As I write this, the election is fewer than 100 hours away. As you read this, the results are known. And no matter what the outcome is, I’m changing my word for the year to “exhale.” Let me explain. Instead of making New Year’s … more
March is National Nutrition Month, and in my recent work for an organization that provides nutritional counseling, I learned a lot about healthy eating, weight loss and wellness and, no, my extensive knowledge about losing weight is not just from … more
'Tis the Season, no? Season of what? you may ask. Season of apostrophed words ('Twas the Night...)? Season of Joy (as long as you stay far away from malls)? Season of Miracles (if you believe Hans … more
Except for the past five or so years, I have written, printed, stamped and mailed - via the United States Postal Service - an annual Christmas letter. As a writer, I took great joy in crafting each … more
Social isolation may be one of the most overlooked health risk factors that accompanies aging. One in five adults over age 50 is affected by isolation, a problem associated with higher rates of chronic disease, depression dementia and death, … more
Last Thursday, I was headed into work early, a little before 7 a.m., to finish a presentation for an important meeting that morning. It was 17 degrees on my car’s thermometer. My drive follows the bike path that parallels a river. Traffic was … more
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