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Word is getting out on how important it is to read to young children from birth. Parents and grandparents can be seen adding books to diaper and toy bags. Since the world of children’s books is unlimited, how can we develop an early childhood … more
Hamlet’s inconsistent character used to irk me until I saw David Davalos’ play “Wittenberg” at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder. I realize that, as a second-year college student, I can relate to the young prince’s internal … more
Where did the summer go? Before you know, school bells will be ringing and back-to-school ads will dominate newspapers. I so admire our teachers who come back ready to tackle another year of educating our young people. So today I’m dedicating … more
The peak of summer is here. The hottest summer temperatures for the Denver and northeast Colorado area tend to occur in the second half of July, according to 30-year averages calculated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In … more
Guilty. Guilty on all counts. 165 times guilty. For the better part of an hour on July 16, I listened to Judge Carlos Samour read the names of the 12 people killed in the Aurora theater shootings, and the names of the 70 other people who were … more
Hey, guess what? School is almost here. By the time you read this, teachers will be a scant nine days away from returning to work, and the children are just seven days after that. All those things you hoped to accomplish this summer? Yeah, better … more
Sen. Cory Gardner and I recently teamed up for our first inaugural Colorado Wheat Tour on Colorado’s eastern plains — a place Gardner calls home. The tour was sponsored by the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers, and Gardner’s hospitality … more
About six months ago, I chose my word for the year, an activity I do annually instead of making New Year’s resolutions. My word for 2015 actually chose me on Christmas night, when I sat down to the piano after what must be 40 years. I was … more
In college, I had two great friends, Todd and Matt. Todd was an all-star, a brilliant trumpet player and musician who proceeded on to medical school and has a thriving family practice in Indiana. Matt, on the other hand, and I connected on a … more
For a few hours last year in Washington, D.C., I was Eva Levine, born July 6, 1916. I saw what she must have seen, and I understood — like a punch in the gut – what she must have experienced as she was being transported first to Ravensbreuk, a … more
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