Winning Words

The speed of the game is in our hands

A few years ago, we all talked about the easy button. It was a meme before there was anything even known as a meme. There was an icon with a big red button that we all recognized without hesitation, …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Stolid, solid, dearly missed — happy birthday, Dad

My father was born 100 years ago today as I write this. There hasn’t been a day since he died in 2008 that I haven’t thought about him, and more this day than usual simply because of the …
Winning Words

Successful employers employ successful entrepreneurs

An employed entrepreneur? How can that be? I mean, we are either employed or we are an entrepreneur, right? The answer is yes. This is because most successful entrepreneurs will share that even …
Winning Words

Doing less on our way to success

Happy new year! Over the years, especially at the new year, I have found myself focusing on the things I want to start doing in the coming year that will help me achieve success when it comes to the …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Please review and rank how you feel about our survey

In order to better serve my readers, please take the survey that follows this sentence. How did I do? Would you recommend that sentence to a friend? If so, why? If not, why? Will you read more of my …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: One extreme to another

One extreme to another The sad saga of George Shipley and the barking dog once again highlights the extreme spectrum of effectiveness an HOA can operate in. On one hand, back in the 1990s, we had the …

Letter to the editor: Will he do right thing?

Will he do right thing? Sen. Cory Gardner has been largely mum about his views on the impeachment trial that is being planned by the Senate. A recent news article reported Gardner’s comment that …

Letter to the editor: Going to the dogs

Going to the dogs We too live in quiet desperation due to the entitled thinking of a neighbor with a barking dog. Since they moved in a year ago, we are awakened daily between 3 and 5 a.m. to their …

Letter to the editor: Thank you

Thank you After noting the absence of a Toys for Tots effort in Castle Pines Village last year, a couple of Marines teamed up with Louie Lee, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker, to reinstitute the …

Letter to the editor: A fund worth helping

A fund worth helping Colorado Gives day is now past and this is a good time to recognize the local Hearts and Hands Fund while the bookkeepers are busy adding up Gives Day donations. Perhaps not well …
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