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Ready for the real deal? Focus on local newspapers

It would probably be easy to read a little bias into today’s column since I am a writer here, so please don’t judge too harshly. With more than 1 billion users, and in some reports showing the numbers to be getting close to 2 billion people … more

Avoiding convenience is more convenient than convenience

Alexa, don’t peel me a grape.” It has taken a while — my entire life — to figure something out. What I want and what I need are just about the same thing. There are new technologies that I neither want nor need. I don’t want … more

I hear NASA calling me to protect our planet

NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has an opening for a Planetary Protection Officer. NASA maintains policies for planetary protection applicable to all space flight missions that may carry Earth organisms and organic … more

Hearing loss can change your mind … and not for the better

Hearing connects us to the world, our family, friends, surroundings, sounds and music. Most hearing loss occurs so gradually and can go unrecognized - perhaps the volume on the TV is increased; words … more

When disaster and devastation strike, do your part, even if it seems small

It is not a matter of devastation or disaster hitting us or someone we love at some point, it is just a matter of when. That is a reality and although this column always focuses on sharing a positive … more

Many have lost their way since phones became things to look at

Out of necessity, my college syllabi expanded by the month, as new infractions were coming in all the time. My first syllabus, in 1973, asked for no smoking, and that was about it. By the end … more

It’s not how much you know, it’s about how much you care

People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care." This is a quote that has been attributed to many people over the years including President Theodore Roosevelt, John Maxwell, … more

Furry friend is fading, and that’s just how it is

Old friends," Simon and Garfunkel sang, "sat on their park bench like book ends." Smitty would need a helping hand to sit on a park bench with me. I carry him up and down the stairs too. Our walks … more

Being right — or doing the right thing

Since I am usually an "And" guy instead of an "Or" guy anyway, I would choose to be right and to do the right thing if I could. It's kind of like asking, "Would you like a piece of pie or some ice … more

Town is a true treasure — but really, you had to be there

If you haven't been to Estes Park lately, put it on your list. I don't remember the last time I went up there - maybe 30 years ago. There have been a number of ambitious and impressive … more

Do I dare to trust in … trust?

How's your level of trust these days? I ask because "trust" is my word for 2017. Perhaps you know that in lieu of making New Year's resolutions, I choose a word as a focus for the coming year. At … more

Some conversations really are a matter of life and death

I don't know about Hannah Baker, the fictional character from "13 Reasons Why." I just now read about the Netflix series and why there has been a huge spike in searches for "suicide." The series was a success, and even though Baker ended her … more

Does it matter what other people hold as opinions?

There is certainly no shortage of opinions out there today. As a matter of fact, some would argue that I give my own opinion about something every week through this column. The way I see it, I am … more

Coupons that offer discounts are more than a little bit off

Clip and save this column. It will be worth $500 off the purchase price of your favorite automobile, one day only, September 31, 2017. Take this column to any fast-food restaurant in the metro … more

Filling my inbox to nourish my political soul

It's finally happened. Not unlike seeing the mileage on your car turning 100,000 - or 200,000! - miles, I have been watching my email inbox for a new milestone, and this week it happened: I have more … more

Sharing some ways you can make a difference in three seconds or less

As a lifelong fan of music, I have developed an appreciation for music that spans almost every genre. Everything from country to classical, classic rock to Southern rock, reggae to blues, and jazz to … more

Start the day right, and while you’re at it, finish it right, too

Have you ever had one of those days that seemed to start out so awesome and then all of a sudden, before you knew it, the day had become a disaster and everything you thought would happen didn't? Me … more

A guy walks into a bar, and then he has a conversation that’s very funny

I really look forward to your columns," a reader said. "The funny ones, that is." I was crushed. As an eagle-eyed journalist, I try to provide you with commentaries about the most meaningful … more

Let’s consider this a role call, for example

I am auditioning role models next week. Please bring your resume. Please don't. I need a role model like I need a carton of mewing kittens. A role model is generally thought of as someone … more

Just a slight change in wording can offer way to live with piece of peace

So the other day I was reminded of something I had heard a few times before and always enjoyed as a new way to think about things. And when I heard it this time it gave me a little cause for pause … more
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