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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

When it comes to love stories, bibliophilia is one for the books

I have books on shelves in two rooms that I will never read from cover to cover again. I keep them because they are some of my dearest friends. What’s on someone’s bookshelves tells a lot about …
Norton
Winning Words

Courage and conviction when faced with conflict

There is no avoiding it, there will come a time when we will all face some type of conflict in our lives. We can could find ourselves in a conflict over opinions, we may have disagreements at work or …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Concentrated innuendo brings about maximum effectiveness

Six words may not seem like a lot, but think of the evocations of “I love you. Or do I?” You have a story, complete with conflict. Entries in the six-word story contest came from California, …
Patricia Kummer
Financial Strategies

After the funeral — a look at being ready

The cause of death was influenza. For those of you following the story of my father-in-law, he spent nine weeks in the hospital due to the flu. While it is not unusual for a 90-year old to pass away, …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Hey kids, life is nice without that device

I was standing at the crossroads a few years ago. Along came a fellow with a guitar. Said his name was Robert Johnson and that he had something to sell, but not to me. I told him, “Me too.” He …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Gardner not right fit

Gardner not right fit Colorado needs a senator who will work for everyone in Colorado regardless of their political party. Unfortunately, Cory Gardner is not that senator. Gardner did the right thing …

Letter to the editor: School district needs a CBA

District needs a CBA The future is bright for Douglas County schools. I, as a teacher and parent, appreciate the hard work that has gone into the board of education end statements, new strategic plan …

Letter to the editor: Senator dodges issues

Senator dodges issues It was good to read about Cory Gardner finally getting out to our area and meeting with his constituents. However, we would have appreciated advance notice so we could actually …

Letter to the editor: Time for Gardner to go

Time for Gardner to go This letter is in response to David Gilbert’s article about Senator Cory Gardner’s visit to Littleton. The article lists several businesses he visited and business owners …

Letter to the editor: Won’t get fooled again

Won’t get fooled again Monday, I was approved to speak at the June 18 meeting, receiving confirmation stating: “PublicComment is scheduled…at 6:10 p.m.” I arrived at 6 p.m. to dozens of …
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