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Dude, I want to be a cowboy. Perhaps more than almost any other fantasy (if you disregard some of my racier ones) as Willie Nelson said, “I grew up dreaming of being a cowboy, and loving the … more
The story of “Big Bill” Haywood draws like a magnet and twists and twirls like a deadly snake. It winds and loops its murderous way into the fabric of Cripple Creek history. The son of a … more
Ben Franklin, an old newspaper man himself, noted that is “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” In the midst of questioning authority, and generally … more
“You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best ‘you’ in existence.” — Zig Ziglar One of the things I have heard from other people throughout my life is that they wish they could be like someone else. I have heard things … more
Life is for one generation. A good name (or a bad one) is forever. The area known as “the Divide” has a historically strong name or reputation for inclement Colorado weather. The May snowstorm of … more
I see where former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao apologized. What’s Reddit? I had to look it up. I’m not interested. I am not interested in Facebook either. Facebook asked me to be on Facebook because there were some people looking for … more
The president’s recent nuclear enrichment agreement with Iran is an example of dangerous naiveté, based on a trust of Iran that is entirely misplaced, coupled with a gift of over $100 billion to Iran that it is likely to spend funding … 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
One of my very favorite things about writing this column each week is the communication with the community. I love the emails, the letters, and the conversations we have as we meet in the community, so please keep them coming. And as we … more
We tend to think of babies as lovable, cute little beings who need careful handling, clean diapers, lots of sleep and good nutrition. Less common is considering a little one’s emotional health and the important role it plays in their overall … more
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