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The peak of summer is here. The hottest summer temperatures for the Denver and northeast Colorado area tend to occur in the second half of July, according to 30-year averages calculated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In … more
A new life As I write this column, the date is July 22, the first anniversary of Bob’s death and my second week of living at San Marino Retirement Center. My, how things have changed. I also turned 83 on July 20 and I observed our 61st … more
One of the most generous acts of kindness we can give as human beings is to help someone we don’t even know. Such has been the case for some 37 years at Brothers Redevelopment, Inc., a nonprofit organization, which provides affordable housing for … more
Sen. Cory Gardner and I recently teamed up for our first inaugural Colorado Wheat Tour on Colorado’s eastern plains — a place Gardner calls home. The tour was sponsored by the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers, and Gardner’s hospitality … more
Tabor is still alive Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) is still kicking. The U.S. Supreme Court sent the constitutionality case back to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. This means that the lower court will need to take a … more
About six months ago, I chose my word for the year, an activity I do annually instead of making New Year’s resolutions. My word for 2015 actually chose me on Christmas night, when I sat down to the piano after what must be 40 years. I was … more
For a few hours last year in Washington, D.C., I was Eva Levine, born July 6, 1916. I saw what she must have seen, and I understood — like a punch in the gut – what she must have experienced as she was being transported first to Ravensbreuk, a … more
As we approach the celebration of our country’s Independence Day, I cannot help but have various patriotic song lyrics running through my head. Music is such a wonderful way to express ourselves and how we feel. Let me share just a few snippets of … more
Certainly newspapering and telling stories is a circular process. Back in 2007, when I wrote (what I thought at the time) was probably my last column for a certain newspaper, I mentioned the basic … more
My first paying job in the newspaper business was folding the Dolores Star as it came off the press when I was six years old. It didn’t pay much – unless you can count the experience and … more
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