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Back in the 1960s, I think it was Malcolm X or LeRoi Jones who said, “The landscape should belong to the people who see it all the time.” Not long after that, in November 1978, Boulder … more
Want to know how the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital system is doing? Colorado residents need only look to the VA hospital under construction in Aurora. It is now years behind schedule, and the VA says it needs hundreds of millions of … more
Don’t know much about history. Don’t know much biology. I know what a slide rule is for, but you can have it. It’s looking like I am going to exit with some serious gaps. I am in the wading pool of scholarship. I am still learning, mind … more
So this past Sunday before heading to church we decided to go out to breakfast. And as we entered the restaurant the staff was happily greeting each guest who arrived and let them know they would be right with them. However, for whatever reason, … more
There is only one thing worse than talking about dying and that is getting old and sick. Most of us are in denial that anything bad will ever happen to us. It seems easy to put off things that are not going to happen for a very long time, such as … more
Have you ever noticed the people who love what they do? I mean they are usually smiling and happy, and seem like they could spend all day and night working. They are doing what they love and loving what they do. The thing that always gets me is … more
Cell phones don’t look like much. I will get to that in a minute. There are 6.8 billion cell phone subscriptions in the world. There are 7 billion people in the world. Guess who doesn’t have a cell phone subscription? I plan to keep it … more
The big cat prowled the ridges of Rampart Range for years. A calf here, a lamb there – the huge animal took pretty much what he wanted. Tipping the scales and 160 pounds, and having paws 5 … more
It seems particularly important to reflect on homeland security and how our views change over time. In response to a different threat and a different world back in the early 1980s, American civil … more
In October 2013, Congress shut down the federal government for 16 days, putting the U.S. economy at risk and leaving 800,000 people out of work nationwide — 40,000 in Colorado. Estes Park sales tax revenue alone dropped 18.2 percent, two of our … more
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