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The new language of laying low

To our valued customers ….” You’ve probably received emails or letters in the past couple of weeks that start with this language. Most of them follow with assurances such as: “Your health is … more

A spreading message about COVID-19

Here’s how this works: Rudy Gobert is a professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz. Moments before the Jazz game two weeks ago in Oklahoma City, he was diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus, … more

Coronavirus: Slow down and be not afraid

Pope John Paul II said “Be not afraid.” Though he is gone from this world, his words remain with me. The words help me to stay calm and not dwell on fears. With the worldwide Coronavirus … more

Patience and diligence as we find missing pieces of puzzle

Have you ever put together a jigsaw puzzle? If you have, you know exactly what it feels like to be working through it and then finally finding that one piece of the puzzle that had haunted you for … more

There’s no reason we can’t have a little fun

It’s springtime in the Rockies. Try to keep that in mind. It may not be anyone’s idea of an ideal spring, but it’s the only one we’re going to have this year. A year that’s only three … more

When difficult times create easy decisions

People make new decisions based on new information. And sometimes, what we think are difficult decisions to make as we face a trying or challenging time, become much easier to make when we receive … more

When life gives you moisture, make the moist of it

Headline: “Celebrity swears by moisturizer.” Tell me: Who swears by a moisturizer? What exactly is a moisturizer? Is here a man alive who can say the word “moisturizer” with a straight face? … more

Now is the time for our better angels to fly

So. What’s new? There’s an old Chinese curse that reads “May you live in interesting times.” We are, my friends, living in a Chinese curse. Actually, given the origin of this pandemic, you … more

Time to check in on our collective golf game

When I was a kid, my first job was as a caddy at Green Gables Country Club. It wasn’t a great job — really early mornings, all day in the hot sun, good chance you’d show up for work and not … more

Art becomes something people can really get into

If you own what is commonly called a “painting,” you might want to hang on to it. Someday it might be worth a lot of money as a curiosity. Paintings, typically but not always, are considered art, … more

‘Once upon a time’ is right now, in our hands

We are all familiar with the start of a story that begins with, “Once upon a time.” What if that time is right now? What if years from now someone tells our story based on what they know about … more

State-run health care option bad for Colorado

Providing workers in Jefferson County – and throughout Colorado – access to high-quality, comprehensive health care coverage is a top priority for employers. Yet this system, which provides … more

Jeffco’s biggest budget bother not TABOR

In their column last week attempting to explain Jefferson County’s budget crisis, the Commissioners avoided the real issue. It is not the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, or so-called TABOR Amendment. The … more

Catching sight of the real America

The other day, I’m driving down the road, and I see a scene which has stuck with me. There was a young woman, maybe late 20’s, slender and pretty, with brunette hair that had been frosted pink or … more

The born salesperson can be nature or nurture

So, occasionally, my selling roots do show up in some of my writing. And, although you may not be in sales yourself, two things may happen by continuing to read on. First, you may know someone in … more

A handful of clues before we choose

This is it, I promise. My one and only political column. Nationally, roughly 43% of eligible voters did not vote in the 2016 presidential election. Let’s try to do better. That’s all I am going … more

Competition — earning and learning our way to success

When it comes to competitive events, I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy a close game as opposed to a rout, even when it may mean the team that I am rooting for has a chance of losing. You … more

Life without coffee is ... well ... well, it’s bad

Bach credited God. Raymond Chandler refused to expedite the screenplay for “The Blue Dahlia” unless he was permitted to drink alcohol and to drink heavily. I depend upon hot, black coffee — … more

What midsummer dreams may come at the Arvada Center

The plays of William Shakespeare have been performed so many times in the more than 400 years since he did his writing that one mustn’t just consider the story, but how to tell that story. Emily … more

Jeffco commissioners on budget situation

Jefferson County has a reputation as a wonderful place for all to thrive. Taxpayer dollars allow the county to deliver vital services. But as our population grows, so does demand for public safety, … more
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