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MIchael Norton
Winning Words

Early accelerated success leads to continued success

“A job begun is a job half done” — what a great quote, or proverb. I also like the one where it reads, “A job well begun is worth two half done.” What I am getting at here is that as I have …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

A handwritten letter can speak volumes

Once a week, I go fishing. I throw a few lines out, and I never know what I am going to catch. I received an extraordinary, handwritten, four-page letter (with enclosures) from a reader named Janet …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Critical thinking — or just thinking critically

Just the other day someone has asked me if I had any materials, courses, or ideas that would support a classroom lesson on critical thinking. With more than a handful of books sitting on my shelf and …
Craig Marshall Smith

Haiku contest seeks / your work to be sent in by / February date

Get out your haiku. Traditional haiku are three-line poems. The first and third lines have five syllables each. The middle line has seven syllables. Haiku rarely rhyme. There are modern haiku with …

A look back at the dimmer bulbs on this year’s tree

Is it possible that Christmas 2018 was the season in which American life reached peak stupid? Of course that’s a rhetorical question — I have no doubt that there are many further depths of stupid …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Something to the classic excuse

Have you heard the students excuse for not presenting his homework? ”The dog ate my homework”. This is a 100 percent valid excuse for not presenting the documents. I retired from medicine …

Letter to the editor: A retort to the freedoms of the press

It’s about time ... for supporting the free press, written by Andrea Doray greatly confuses this issue. Exactly who is a part and where does a “Free Press” exist? Why …

Letter to the editor: 14 years of taxes for nothing

Have you read the complaints about the Arvada/Wheat Ridge “G” Line being behind schedule? On Jan. 1 we will have been paying a regressive tax for this rail line for 14 years, not 2 years. Has …

Letter to the editor: Say no to proposed heroin injection site in Denver

Please, Denver — and the Colorado General Assembly, we don’t need another “Colorado first” with the proposed heroin injection site — surely soon to be followed by sites all over Denver, …

Letter to the editor: Christmas kindness

On Christmas Eve, my husband and I went to Malone’s for breakfast. When it was time to pay our server, we were told that another couple had treated not only us but two other tables in the …
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