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Coffee, black. Please.” “Cream and sugar?” There’s my six-word novel. I got the idea for a six-word novel from Hemingway, who got the idea from someone else. But someone else was someone no … more
Nothing is more important to me than my family and the town we call home. We love living in Castle Rock. Like everyone here, I care about our future here. I became involved in the campaign to vote … more
It’s hard to believe 2017 is halfway over already. In many ways, the first six months of the year have flown by, but in others, it feels like ages have passed since Jan. 1. So far 2017 has been an unsettling and unsettled year, and that has led … more
This year there are exactly 32 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know I just stated the obvious and probably upset those who are never quite ready for Christmas, regardless if we were 32 … more
Sydney Chapin is 19. She grew up in Highlands Ranch and graduated from Rock Canyon High School. She will tell you she is privileged: She has had a comfortable life, materially. But over her young … more
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
If you are full of kringle and nog, I don’t want to bring my wet blanket into it very far, even though it’s tempting. The Christmas season once lasted a week or two. Then a month. Now it’s two … more
Thanksgetting? Sounds like one of those made-up holidays, doesn’t it? We all know there is no such holiday as Thanksgetting — well maybe not technically, but quite possibly a twist on the … more
When you think about the holidays, what comes to mind? For Shirley, an 84-year-old woman living in California, what the holiday season brings to her is memories of traditions and family. She was born … more
How are you doing?” It was a common and simple enough question to ask a friend of mine whom I had not spoken to in a while. Her response, “Better than yesterday, awesome today, and not yet quite … more
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