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The customer is not always right, but still is always the customer

There is a very common saying in business, “The customer is always right.” It may be very common, but it is not always true. What is true is this, “The customer is not always right, but the …
Financial Strategies

How to make financial plans for second half of 2018

No amount of bad news would upset the market in 2017. Even January 2018 appeared to be on a track to the moon, and then the long-awaited correction hits. This took the equities market down a few …
Winning Words

Being a father is opportunity to show unconditional love

One of the greatest tributes to a father can be found in the Dan Fogelberg song “Leader of the Band.” The last part of the song has always meant something special to me … “I thank you for the …
Quiet Desperation

We have so many choices now — it’s too bad most are terrible

Jennifer said, “Sip?” “What is it?” “Iced tea.” She handed me a plastic cup. I like iced tea. I was about to take a sip when I noticed a label on the cup with some suspicious looking …

Winning Words

Grabbing that low-hanging fruit can help you reach mountaintop

One of my favorite quotes is this, “The fruit we eat on the mountaintop was grown in the valley.” I have heard this quote many times and it is usually attributed to either Fred Smith or Billy …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Vote Polis for governor

Vote Polis for governor In the 19 years since the shooting at Columbine High school, there have been no meaningful pieces of federal gun legislation. I should know, I am a Columbine survivor. When I …

Letter to the editor: What about First Amendment?

What about First Amendment? I am writing this letter in support of my Castle Pines neighbor, Shauna Johnson. I have never met and do not know Shauna, but am proud of her effort to express her First …

Letter to the editor: Will the hate end?

Will the hate end? In the June 7 paper, an article discussed the 7-2 Supreme Court decision favoring Lakewood baker Jack Phillips over the Colorado Civil Rights commission saying it violated the …

Letter to the editor: Don’t end anthem tradition

Don’t end anthem tradition I was extremely disappointed to read Mr. Smith’s “moment of silence” comments in his recent column. I think he certainly shows his true colors when he feels we do …

Letter to the editor: Vote Holbert for commissioner

Vote Holbert for commissioner Diane Holbert has the experience, professionalism and depth of character to represent Douglas County with excellence as commissioner. Diane clearly understands that we …
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