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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

The past keeps populating the present

For the past year and a half, old acquaintances I haven’t heard from in five, ten, fifteen and even twenty years have written to me. Has the same thing been happening to you? Most have been former …

When MVP stands for most variable player

So, Denver has an NBA Most Valuable Player this year. Our first in the history of the franchise in the NBA, and the first professional MVP for the city in a … while. Anybody remember a guy named …

Urgent: Slow down to control hurry sickness

Do you count the cars in front of you and always move to the line that seems to go faster? Do you check out the items in grocery carts ahead of you and calculate which check-out lane will move …
Coming Attractions

Building a history of architecture in Denver

One of my favorite things about a city is the symphony of architectural and design styles that go into making it a vibrant and dynamic place to spend time. And History Colorado’s latest exhibit, …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Failing to be facile was tassel-related hassle

You might think being chosen to speak at a high school graduation ceremony would be a welcome opportunity, especially for someone who is filled with opinions and loves the English language. No, I was …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Xcel should speed transition

The climate emergency demands that we quickly replace fossil fuels with low-carbon renewables. Unfortunately, Xcel plans to operate the Comanche 3 coal-fired power plant in Pueblo until 2040, making …

Letter to the editor: Congratulations to Healeys

Congratulations to Healeys Congratulations to Jerry and Ann Healey! You know when it’s time to move on. I commend you! However, afford me the opportunity to thank you for a job well done! Years …

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for school food article

  Thank you for highlighting local programs that provide free food to our Jeffco kids. Food insecurity is often an “invisible issue” to many. It is good to see acknowledgement of …

Letter to the Editor: Why so scared of racial equity?

  The letter by Mr. Salley in your May 20 edition was so appallingly offensive with so many broad-brush bigotries, it’s impossible in this limited space to refute every ignorant …

Letter to the Editor: Questioning equity

  How many Jeffco residents are aware that the Virginia State Board of (so-called) Education has proposed a major overhaul on how High School math is taught? Will it be for the worse or the …
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