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Anyone else but me

You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best ‘you’ in existence.” — Zig Ziglar Many of us daydream or fantasize about being someone else. Did you ever look at someone else’s … more

Celebrating July and commemorating Eva

July 2021 … a month of such contrasts and contradictions. Most of us have eagerly welcomed a return to restaurants and concerts and each other’s homes. But some are grieving the loss of a loved … more

The wide world of American sports

This has been a pretty amazing week to be an American sports fan. To recap: First of all, the week was dominated by the fact that Denver had the incredible honor to host the Major League Baseball … more

Lakewood Cultural Center returns with new season

Figuring out what audiences want isn’t an exact science, but when it came time to bring the performing arts back to the Lakewood Cultural Center, Rita Sommers, the center’s administrator, wanted … more

Celebrating old brilliance this July 4

In the 1920s, in the wake of World War I, a small group of men gathered in Alabama, of all places, to come up with a new way of fighting a war. Of course, at the time, they didn’t really think what … more

Are you Ready for Wildfire?

Wildfires have impacted mountain communities for a long time. In centuries past, wildfires burned unhindered across our landscape. These fires consumed dead brush and fallen trees, and opened up … more

What I wouldn’t give for just 5 more minutes

How many times have we thought, “If I could only do that over again?” Whatever that is, there is always at least one thing, maybe several things we wish we could take another shot at. more

When life gives you clichés, make clichéade

It’s eleven o’clock. Do you know where your cliché is? For Pete’s sake, clichés drive me up the wall. They rattle my cage. At the end of the day, clichés push my buttons. Lately I have been … more

Opinion: Anyone else slow about moving on to freedom?

Have you been feeling a bit anxious lately? You'd think as the pandemic starts to wane (in our area) and restrictions begin to be lifted, that I'd be feeling great about the potential of reentering … more

God bless Officer Beesley and Johnny Hurley

I have been reluctant to wade into the conversation about the events in Olde Town from a couple of weeks ago. First of all, we almost never get good information early in the process, so it’s hard … more

The understated beauty of success

My great-grandparents were an impressive and formidable couple. I never had the good fortune of meeting them, but I wish I had. They were immigrants from Ireland to the United States in the 1880s, … more

McNichols Civic Center reopens with MLB-themed exhibits

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the curators behind galleries all over town found the loss of their spaces just as devastating as the artists. Shanna Shelby, curator of exhibitions with the City and … more

Why vaccination will protect you and the community

From state-wide lockdowns to mandatory health and safety measures, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we work, live and play, and unfortunately, has resulted in severe illness and death for many. … more

Lucky ducks win annual competition

About this time each year since 1934 wildlife enthusiast, bird watchers, hunters, stamp collectors, among other conservation-minded people make a modest stamp purchase that has grown in value and … more

Conviction cures complacency

As a big believer in the less-is-more approach, I find three-word statements to be powerful in their meaning, easy to remember, and in most cases impactful when applied. “Less is more,” three … more

Shelf awareness leads to summer getaways

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow fast in the movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was … more

Taking the fun out of everything

The other day, my wife and I were out having lunch at the Yardhouse after a little shopping expedition, and there, in the background, as is usually the case at a sports bar, were about 12 different … more

Of buffaloes and boulders

Well, we had a fairly close to normal Fourth of July weekend this year. It was great to see people out and about doing the things that make Summer fun. I totally got in the spirit and actually bought … more

Celebrating a Denver story at Miners Alley

There was never any doubt that Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden was going to make returning to live theater a big deal. Over the last 18 months plus, the theater has invested in giving audiences the … more

Opinion: Time to put our heart back into it

“That is the simple secret, always take your heart to work.” - Meryl Streep There are many things that I have enjoyed about my journey through life. And one of those things has been meeting so … more
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