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It occurs to me that, since the first major education reforms I talked about was to make four non-tested areas of the curriculum more important, some might conclude that I am an opponent of testing. I’m not. I’ve been tested my whole life, … more
As Carol Ford makes her coffee in the quiet of early morning, she never fails to take in the view out her kitchen window — of a metal, neighborhood mailbox framed, these days, by draping … more
His answer was always the same: “Still eating.” Rain or shine, good times or bad, my grandfather always answered that way, when anybody asked him, “How is it going?” or “How are you?” … more
Apparently, most of the big boys of the oil and gas industries in Colorado are willing to gamble and the stakes are unnecessarily high. The latest word on proposed legislation, which has been parlayed by Governor Hickenlooper, has less than 50 … more
We asked folks strolling along 16th Street Mall last week what their favorite tradition might be for the most American of holidays. more
I’m declaring a moratorium on Facebook. My time spent on Facebook is as exhausting as it is exhilarating, perhaps even more so, with liking, sharing, commenting, and posting that can take hours a day. I’m not kidding. And I never imagined … more
It became clear to me. Simplified. Like the Navajo woman staring out to the west in a R.C. Gorman painting. It is not what you say that is important. How do you say it? The woman, of course, … more
When you open your weekly newspaper on Thursday we will know who “made the cut” and who didn’t for the “main event.” I am talking about the State of Colorado June 24 primary election results. I hope you voted in it as I did even if you are … more
By the time you read this column another election has gone by. You may have missed it even though a mail-in ballot was sent to your home. It was called a primary election, and there were so few contested races that it seemed a giant waste to … more
Nearly every weekend of my childhood in grade-school days found my sister and me (and sometimes a passel of playmates) bouncing around in the back of our family’s rusting white Jeep Cherokee, choking through the midsummer dust from the … more
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