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It’s time for some Main Street magic

As the weather continues to improve each week and spring is in full bloom, it is the perfect time to visit and support our local Main Street, experiencing the magic that a beautiful walk down the … more

Oscars telecast rated PG for pretty grim

Ratings for the 2021 Academy Awards telecast were down 58% from their lowest point in the 18-49 age demographic. The previous low was set last year. The Grammys fell 51% in total viewers in the 18-49 … more

Be a team player and give Golden a taste

Have you ever been to a baseball game and seen the manager walk out to the pitcher’s mound around the 7th inning, have a bit of a discussion with the pitcher and catcher, then give a signal to the … more

Here’s to the great moms that make great families possible

There is a Mexican proverb that goes, “The house is not built upon the ground, but upon a woman.” Or, at least, according to an episode of “Criminal Minds,” there is such a proverb. The idea, … more

Small Mouth Sounds, big heart feelings

Back in early March of last year, I had a piece all written about “Small Mouth Sounds,” the final play of the Arvada Center’s 2019/2021 season. I had spoken to director Lynne Collins about the … more

Finding consistency in a world of inconsistency

“I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and lows.” — Drew Barrymore There have been some very famous … more

This knock-knock stuff is no joke

Occasionally, this is an opinion column. Here comes one now. Advertisements taped or left hanging on front doors should be against the law. The mischief-makers of advertisements taped or left hanging … more

Ask a Therapist: Anxiety

Q: I have anxiety and recently it’s been worse. Between work, parenting, and the pandemic, I feel like I’m always stressed out. Everything is overwhelming, and I’m exhausted. What can I do to … more

A participation trophy for my generation

We have failed. I say this to my generation. We have failed in this: is it not the unspoken (or spoken) desire of every generation of Americans (at least since the industrial revolution) to make the … more

The audacious optimism of the NFL draft

Hey, you want to see a bunch of grown — and sometimes overgrown — men get very, very worked up about something that they have no control over and which they have absolutely no idea how it will … more

House concerts provide live music alternative

One of the first responses many people give when they’re asked what they’ve missed most during the COVID-19 pandemic is live music, and while it appears that this summer will feature more … more

Let’s all join together to beat the banned

Once a year, I invite readers to nominate words or expressions they wish were banned, an idea appropriated from Lake Superior State University’s “Annual List of Words and Phrases Banished from … more

Celebrating the construction zones of life

We all know that feeling of entering a construction zone while we are driving, don’t we? Whether it is a major highway or just a single-lane road that gets shut down, we are either forced to find a … more

New Thornton Arts exhibit unites range of cultures

Audiences aren’t the only ones missing cultural events like art shows during the pandemic shutdown - the creatives have also been missing the opportunities to have their work seen and connected … more

Listening to the whispers of success

This past week I was reminded of something as I once again experienced the intimacy, joy and power found in a whisper. Although it is just my wife and I who live in our home now, for some reason I … more

A century ago wasn’t just any old time

Things were different one hundred years ago. For example, no one wore flip-flops to the airport. However, there were no flip-flops and few airports. That makes a difference. They had a presidential … more

Miners Alley returns with a little zen

It may be more than a year later than hoped for, but Golden’s Miners Alley Playhouse is finally getting a new season off the ground - and it’s doing so with the world premiere of a show written … more

Third time definitely not the charm for Jefferson County

I’d hoped the third time would be the charm. But the Jefferson County Board of Education disappointed me and insulted all Jefferson County taxpayers by naming a single finalist for its … more

‘The 60 to 60 Success Plan for Life’

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to be a passenger in my friend’s Porsche 911 as he demonstrated how fast going from zero to 60 MPH in less than 3 seconds feels. And I will share with you … more

The sun comes up, and here we go again

The sun comes up right behind Sue and Andy’s house. At least that’s what it looks like from where I am. They live directly across the street and have an even better view than I do because … more
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