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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
The story of “Big Bill” Haywood draws like a magnet and twists and twirls like a deadly snake. It winds and loops its murderous way into the fabric of Cripple Creek history. The son of a … 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
By the time you’re reading this, with any luck whatsoever, this election is over (please, God, let this be over). And this was an “off-year” election. And I like this stuff! Of course, the big story has been the recall of the school board. … more
Ben Franklin, an old newspaper man himself, noted that is “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” In the midst of questioning authority, and generally … more
Colorado’s recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression is as strong as any state’s in the nation, but for many middle-class families, decades of flat paychecks are leaving them with impossible decisions. Should they leave the … more
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
In Colorado, there has been empowering authority in state laws for decades that allows cities to carry out urban renewal functions. For about the same length of time, there has been “a house divided” about government having the power to take … more
I have written before about profanity in mass media advertising, and I’ve gotten some pretty strong responses. Some people thanked me, saying that, as parents, it’s hard enough to keep quality in their children’s lives. Others, however, … more
It’s a little-known fact, but I have been known to waste many hours watching movies that I’ve seen many times before. Because, of course, this leads to every man’s second favorite sport: quoting movie lines. So, last week I was watching … more
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