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I am a person who enjoys traditions. One of my favorite ones has been writing a column each December on what Christmas “gift” Santa might bring various elected officials. Often it reflects current events or issues facing the particular elected … more
Isn’t it puzzling when something that is needed and is obvious gets ignored time after time? I would say so! Now that the U.S. House of Representatives has elected Paul Ryan as the Speaker of the House, the members of the House should turn right … more
The pain of racism is real and immediate: A young black woman looks toward the sky, tears leaving trails on her cheeks. As she chants, “We have nothing to lose but our chains,” she collapses into the arms of her friends. Jonathan Butler, a … more
If you are reading this and you have a beard, stop right now and go get yourself registered. Terrorists have beards, and, clearly, if you have a beard, you are a terrorist. Similarly, terrorists have … more
During this Thanksgiving week – and in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris and Beirut, the downing of the Russian airline over Sinai, and the ongoing refugee crisis – I am more than … more
When you are experiencing life in your 70s, reflection brings back many rewarding, enjoyable and warm memories along with those you really don’t want to think about or confront. As the years fly by, you gain insight, wisdom and experience and … more
Recently, I was invited to visit and observe court proceedings at the Adams County Court for Veterans (ACCV). I was deeply impressed with its mission: “using a collaborative, respectful and accountable approach to assist military veterans to … more
Congratulations are in order regarding the Westminster City Council candidates’ races, which in part were tied to the issue of whether or not to continue the current approach to redevelop the former Westminster Mall site into the new Westminster … more
Colorado’s recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression is as strong as any state’s in the nation, but for many middle-class families, decades of flat paychecks are leaving them with impossible decisions. Should they leave the … more
You may be familiar with the theory of “six degrees of separation”. That is the theory that anyone on this planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries … more
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