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There’s a message in a bottle, and it’s mixed

On a Monday in March, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock briefly panicked the city by declaring liquor stores to be non-essential businesses. He declared they would have to close and remain closed until … more

Observing Earth Day amid a pandemic

On April 22, 1970, a group of people came together to create Earth Day, what is now the planet’s largest civic affair. Fifty years later, the crisis many of these forward-thinking activists feared … more

How we are responding to the moment

So, where do we stand? No, this is not going to be a medical/epidemiological/economic briefing. I’m not qualified to do any of that, and, frankly, if you wanted that, there’s only about 73 other … more

How to still have a howling good time

I have to tell you, I’ve learned a lot since this COVID-19 isolation started. At first I was educated about everything I didn’t know about what constitutes a virus, how it develops and spreads … more

Colorado Symphony commits to #PlayOn

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been relying on music something fierce to keep me sane and calm(ish) during this time in quarantine. And despite the fact that we can’t go out to see their … more

Movies make sense in a world that doesn’t

During these strange days and nights, many of you are watching films to pass time. So am I: mostly comedies, mysteries, and, believe it or not, love stories. Yes, I am a bread crumb-encrusted old … more

Someday when this is all over ...

In last week’s column I made a recommendation to replace the word react with the word respond as sometimes we never just react, we either overreact and make things worse, or we underreact and … more

An update from my end of the avenue

As an older guy, keeping track of time is a challenge in itself, but now that we are all supposed to stay home and most of my work is on hold, all of the little weekly markers I usually rely on to … more

Finding both solace and resilience in poetry

April is National Poetry Month. As a poet myself (my first published poem in college landed me $7.00), I turn to poetry for insight, humor, provocation, poignancy, controversy, comfort, outrage, … more

Lessons of faith in all this uncertainty

So, this isn’t exactly what you had in mind, is it? Seems so long ago… Friday, March 6, the news of the day was that the economy created a “whopping” (according to Yahoo News) 273,000 jobs, … more

Avoid the impossible and seek the possible

Wishing you and your family safety, good health, patience, and happiness as we all go through this time together. And if your family or friends have experienced illness or loss, I will keep you in my … more

Let’s all not get together and think about this time

Stay at home, isolate, avoid crowds such as parties, concerts, athletic events, parades, weddings, funerals, and limit physical contact with non-household members. Snap. I have been doing just that … more

Songs keep coming one day after another

Is your perception of time any different than it was a few months ago? For a while it seemed like I was having at least two birthdays every year. Now? Time has slowed down. Days are different. Weeks … more

Minding our own business of the mind

“Mind your own business,” has probably never felt more literal than right now. With social distancing and sheltering in place orders, we are finding ourselves with a lot of time at home with our … more

As always, we’re here for our communities

I am writing this column today from home. Like many of you, our office is closed. However, we are far from closed. All departments are operational remotely. Our reporters are covering your … more

Is now the wrong time to leave Facebook?

On Feb. 14, I posted the following to Facebook: “Hi Friends! I have decided to take a hiatus from Facebook, for a variety of reasons ... weariness chief among them. I’ll be deactivating my … more

The quarantine chronicles

Day One: At last!! Nirvana for introverts! A socially acceptable reason to crawl to the back of my cave and huddle. Like Gollum. Or Jack Nicholson. Day Two: Starting to think this might not have been … more

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
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