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The pain of racism is real and immediate: A young black woman looks toward the sky, tears leaving trails on her cheeks. As she chants, “We have nothing to lose but our chains,” she collapses into the arms of her friends. Jonathan Butler, a … more
Is Christmas celebration appropriate when we have troubles and sorrow? Is it possible? This is the most wonderful time of the year. The lights, the music, and hustle and bustle of shopping warm our hearts and brighten our spirits during this time … more
Colorado is the only state in the nation that outlaws the use of rain barrels to collect water off of our roofs to use in our gardens. In a state where people are dedicated to conserving natural … 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
If you are reading this and you have a beard, stop right now and go get yourself registered. Terrorists have beards, and, clearly, if you have a beard, you are a terrorist. Similarly, terrorists have … 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
The other day I was listening to sports talk radio — I think a lot of us have been listening to sports talk this week — and I heard one of the talkers describe a Denver Broncos player (maybe Aqib Talib) as “a human Red Bull.” I hear … more
As a fourth-generation Coloradan, I am proud to call this wonderful place home. Our state leads the country in so many ways. It’s not just our ski resorts and natural spaces that attract so many people here. We are a leader in workforce … more
My son Jim, 31, has been teaching English in Jakarta, Indonesia, for a year. Since he is still single, I am happy he is having a chance to see “the world” before he “drops anchor,” as he calls it. He says he likes Jakarta better than … more
My first three years teaching — in what seems like a completely different lifetime — I taught at a huge middle school in the south of Jefferson County. We had 1200 students. It was so large, my last year, we had to do a split schedule where … more
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