Keyword: Michael Alcorn
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Critiquing this killjoy column

“What we have here ... is a failure … to communicate.” Sometimes it feels like that is our entire existence. And never more so than in the last 18 months. But, from personal experience, let me … 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

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

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

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

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

Grab some popcorn and kick back with dad

In honor of Father’s Day, I present… a movie list! I believe there are certain traits that men, especially family men, exhibit in their purest form that are worth emulating and reproducing. And, … more

When MVP stands for most variable player

So, Denver has an NBA Most Valuable Player this year. Our first in the history of the franchise in the NBA, and the first professional MVP for the city in a … while. Anybody remember a guy named … more

A lesson for each of us as we honor our heroes

One of my favorite aspects of the recent Memorial Day holiday coupled with the anniversary of D-Day is the unironic respect, for one day, that television networks give to our heroes and veterans. For … more

Some changes for the worst

We recently stopped in at a McDonald’s on our way home from a soccer game, and, as we are wont to do, all we ordered was dessert. My son, all of 14, and burning through about 7,000 calories a day … more

Breathing a bit easier now that it’s (mostly) over

Well, I guess it’s over now. Except for the political posturing. Mask mandates are ending. Public gatherings are legal again. Students are even being allowed to (gasp) play with their friends at … more

Breaking bad, or, for the better somehow

There was a television series on one of the cable networks about 10 years ago called “Burn Notice.” It was about a “burned” spy — a spy who loses their official identity, and so they exist … 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

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

Odds and ends and underdogs

Is there anything we love more in this country than an underdog? Speaking for the non-gambling portion of the reading public, of course. I think about that a lot this time of year, with the NCAA … more
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