Keyword: Andrea Doray
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Observing International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

A news article from San Diego popped up in my email this weekend: “Man Kills Estranged Wife and 3 Sons.” The subhead – the woman had obtained a restraining order fewer than 24 hours before the … more

I don’t need to win the lottery to provide tender loving attention

As of this writing, the nationwide Powerball jackpot is $60 million. A few years ago, when it had climbed crazily to hundreds of millions, I was asked what kind of car I would buy if I had that kind … more

Blaming one bad call is ... a bad call

You may already know that I’m a bit of a sports fanatic, so fall is full of abundance for me – football, hockey, and more than a passing interest in the World Series this year … I actually … more

(Life) lessons that I try to live by

Life Lesson #343: Always open the yogurt carton away from you. Life Lesson #122: If you get dressed before you brush your teeth, you will get little white spots all over your clothes. These are a … more

What is your personal code of conduct?

I jaywalk. I return shopping carts to the store. I speed. I stop for stop signs on my bike. I wear white after Labor Day. I call – or at least text – people on their birthdays (sometimes … more

There seem to be a lot of “I’s” in these teams

“Adore me! Adore me! More! Louder! On your feet! Adore me!” I write this as I’m watching the first of five football games I’ll take in during the next 36 hours or so, now that Monday Night … more

We go on with confidence … because we must

As I write this, I wonder how you will remember, commemorate, observe September 11, 2019. If you followed broadcast media, you may have stopped what you were doing for a moment of silence. You may … more

Welcome (everyone) to Colorful Colorado

After a long weekend in New Mexico, we were greeted on our state’s southern border by my favorite sign: “Welcome to Colorful Colorado!” Growing up in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado, I … more

We must always take sides

“You can’t write about character and the human condition and be apolitical … that’s not the kind of world we’ve ever lived in.” — Sam Hamill, in a 2006 Poetry Foundation interview. The … more
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