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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
Some places in this world suffer from a crazed sort of meanness – violence, if you will. I have felt it in some parts of Nebraska, Nevada, areas in California, but maybe only in one locale in … 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
Despite some heated political rhetoric from around the country, Colorado seniors know that the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit is affordable and is working, even for older men and women in the lowest income bracket. At the Colorado … more
I’m not kidding: April is National Humor Month. I’m ready. I have a brand new set of “A something walks into a bar jokes.” I plan to watch as many “Seinfeld” reruns as possible. I hear that Adam Sandler, quite simply America’s … more
What are you listening to these days? Better yet, who are you listening to? Have you ever noticed that when we fill our minds with positive thoughts, productive ideas and upbeat music, we tend to feel better and perform better in all areas of our … 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
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