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Hello from 2018 to the people of 2068

Hello from the year 2018. This issue of the Golden Transcript is to be included in the city of Golden’s new time capsule, which will be sealed and buried, to not be reopened until 2068. The 50-year … more

Don’t let your sons grow up to be YouTube stars

When I was five, my heroes were my Mom and my Dad and older brother. Just because. When I was eight, my hero was Luke Skywalker, because he had magical powers and he got to swing across the chasm … more

Getting in the true spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday

With the Thanksgiving holiday only a couple of weeks away, it is probably time to start thinking about all of the people in our lives who we are so grateful for and who we appreciate so very much. … more

Holiday bludgeon can lead to high dudgeon

It is the first of November. I am braced for what is about to happen, against my wishes and against my will. My belief is that it comes earlier every year as an antidote to reality, as a form of … more

Art’s reward is the gift of other people

Matt and I won a prize. You still have a chance to see our prize winner at the Lone Tree Arts Center. We collaborated on an art project for a juried exhibition that will be up until Nov. 26. Because … more

Keeping an eye on trust to make sure it isn’t lost

There is old saying that many storytellers rely on, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” Today, many of us struggle with where the truth starts and stops, and what is just a good … more

Get off the political sidelines and vote on Nov. 6

In pro sports, as in politics, our perceptions of how the game is being played usually reflect the sideline from which we are watching. Unlike sports, however, politics sometimes offers us the … more

Kelly caps a sadly familiar cautionary tale

Parents of teenagers, I hope you are watching. Actually, I hope you are making your kids watch. The news of the last week has been a case study in life. And no, not politics — I mean life. I have … more

Lottery win isn’t necessary to be winner in generosity

How about the excitement most of us recently experienced during the lotteries? Mega Millions turned into billions of dollars and Powerball, as of the writing of this column, is creeping up on a … more

Shakespeare supposedly wrote a lot of great stuff

I have a dab of Shakespeare (1582-1616) memorized, and that’s about it. I am a failed scholar when it comes to most of it. Romeo and Juliet was set in Minneapolis and St. Paul. I think. I’ve … more

Fickle ingredients can create amazing chemistry

Have you ever given much thought to chemistry? No, not your high school class that involved memorizing valence shells and balancing equations. And not the kind that was really on your mind during … more

Thank goodness for freedom of the press — oh, wait …

Someone is going to get killed. Oh, wait … it’s already happening. Perhaps you have heard of the latest incident, the murdered Jamal Khashoggi, state of Virginia resident and Washington Post … more

Letter to the editor: Support setbacks for oil, gas drilling

Support setbacks for oil, gas drilling Why support 112? It puts our families’ and kids’ health first, ahead of industry lies. Per independent university research, toxic risks from fracking … more

Take the pressure off and feel more accomplished

We all probably know the saying, and more than likely we have heard it hundreds of times too, “Work smarter, not harder.” Doesn’t it seem like another one of those principles that sounds so … more

What a deal, what a steal, gotta get an automobile

I rarely buy, lease, rent or steal anything because of a television commercial. There are products I avoid, however, because the commercials that go along with them irritate the Cap’n Crunch out of … more

Watching big money at play as we approach election day

Ah, the silly season. It’s so much fun. Well, not if you get worked up about it, of course. Then you’ll start to feel like Bill Murray in “Ghostbusters” when he proclaimed “I’ve been … more

Editorial: It’s time to do our part for our Jeffco schools

In August, just before the start of school, leaks in the roof at Green Mountain High School in Lakewood saturated the gym floor to the point that gymnastics and volleyball events had to be canceled. … more

Smartest person in the room may be the one who’s listening

One of the common situations I hear about or questions I get asked by the community or from someone in a training session is this, “Sometimes I feel embarrassed in a team meeting because I don’t … more

Unwelcome words aren’t getting the hint to leave

I am feeling empowered today to feel empowered today. My transparency is transparent, and I might even off-board my carbon footprint. Let me ask you this. Am I being too impactful? This column … more

On birthdays, the Holocaust and Eva Levine

As I celebrate my birthday this week, my thoughts turn instead to Eva Levine. I commemorate Eva’s birthday – July 6, 1916 – as I do every year, by reflecting on the Holocaust; however, because … more
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