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Opinion: Our brand is more than just the logo on our shirt

The other day a teenager was approaching me wearing a black concert T-shirt with an image of Led Zeppelin on the front, and the year 1977. He happened to stop right in front of me to wait for traffic … more

The three-ring circus which is the start of school

Welcome, my friends, to the show that never ends!  I was trying to come up with an appropriate metaphor for the beginning of the new school year. The only one that seem to fit the bill for me was a … more

GOP should look to Reagan’s example

It is an unfortunate misperception, fueled primarily by sensationalistic media, that Republicans today are slavish devotees of politicians who are either vapid or despicable. The truth, if anyone … more

50 Ways to Leave Your Boredom Behind in Denver

Most people in the metro area are at least a little familiar with historic sites like the Molly Brown House and the Brown Palace. But there’s undoubtedly some who will not recognize the Gonzalez … more

Opinion: Court lambasts Colorado attorneys engaged in election lies

Two Colorado attorneys are about to feel the full effect of espousing election conspiracy theories in federal court. more

Opinion: Recognition begins with appreciation

The business operates seven days a week in the summer months. Some days are busier than others, with customers waiting in line. more

Explore creative expressions at Walker Fine Art

I think all creative expression is an experiment. The creator may know what they’re aiming for, but there’s no guarantee things will pan out the way you hope. The often-abstract act of making is … more

The simple things can trip you up

My brother, the great wit, posted a meme the other day that read “If we started burying the dead with their shoelaces tied together, we wouldn’t have to worry about a zombie apocalypse any … more

Unexpected advice: Shrug it off

A friend of mine has spent most of his life in a gym. He has gone from body building to power lifting and then back to body building. He is now in maintenance mode like many his age. But even now, … more

Something to almost stop and think about

Have you noticed those new, red, octagonal signs they’ve been putting up around town? I’m not sure what their purpose is. Maybe you do. If so, please let me in on it. Each of the signs has four … more

Bringing mindfulness into your everyday life

When we bring awareness into our daily activities we are able to actively seek the joy of being alive. Living mindfully also helps us take in the beauty that surrounds us each day. Meditation and … more

If only everyone had customer service down cold

Everything you need to know for life can be found in Star Trek. If you’re smart enough to listen. For instance, one lesson I learned from Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott “Fool me once, shame on … more

Meet the new State Historian

For a lot of children, books about magical worlds and bigger than life adventures are the best way to spend their time. But when she was young, Dr. Nicki Gonzales immersed herself in the chronicles … more

It may be time to give money away

A true sign of financial independence is to worry about your estate plan and what to do with your assets after you pass away. Some people, myself included, spend their entire adult life worrying … more

Trapped in the platitude escalation cycle

Some of you might remember radio broadcaster Paul Harvey. He always ended his daily program with two words. “Good day.” Hippies turned that into “Have a nice day.” Then “Have a good day” … more

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
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