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Winning Words

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 …
Quiet Desperation

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 …
Doray
alchemy

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 …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

As Bruegel would say, DIA is boorish and depressing

This lively essay needs an image to go along with it. Please look up Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting “The Fall of the Rebel Angels,” and have it handy when you read the following paragraph …

Michael Norton
Winning Words

Be extraordinary today — in an extra ordinary way

Looking at the title of today’s column may have some of you a little overwhelmed. I mean some of you may be saying to yourselves, “Extraordinary? I am happy to just get through the day.” Wow, …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Lower Golden’s voting age?

Golden council has referred a proposed City Charter amendment this election that would change the minimum voting age (for municipal elections only) to 16. The ballot question reads: “SHALL THE …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Vote Brauchler for AG

I’ve known him for more than 25 years. I’ve seen him in the courtroom, the classroom and the boardroom. I’ve seen his skill and zeal at work and I know his character. George Brauchler will …

Letter to the editor: Vote Brauchler for AG

Vote Brauchler for AG I’ve known him for more than 25 years. I’ve seen him in the courtroom, the classroom and the boardroom. I’ve seen his skill and zeal at work and I know his character. …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Supporting Net Neutrality

Because of the recent federal ruling to remove net neutrality protections, we may soon see “throttling” or slowing down of selected applications like Netflix or Facebook. ISPs may start …

opinion

Letter to the editor: Think of heating costs with Prop 112 vote

When it comes to considering Prop 112, which would increase setbacks for new oil and gas drilling operations from 500 feet to 2,500 feet, one of the things I keep coming back to is our home …
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