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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Relentless barking is the sound of entitled thinking

Welcome to the neighborhood, but your dog has been barking for two hours — and it’s not the first time. Welcome to the neighborhood, but your dog has been barking for two hours — and it’s not …
Norton
Winning Words

Do you want better results? Try examining four words

Do you want better results? For most of us, the answer is yes. We want better results in one or more areas of our personal lives or in our business. As a matter of fact, when I have asked people what …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Problem with heights is just medium high

Don’t look down. I would rather not look down from high places. How about you? I don’t have it bad, and it’s not vertigo. The misconception about Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Vertigo” is that …
Norton
Winning Words

One thing tops gratitude — the gratitude leftovers

Who in your circle of family and friends really prefers the Thanksgiving leftovers over the actual Thanksgiving Day dinner or meal? Well you can count me as one of those who loves leftovers in that …

2020 Census is easy, important and safe

Our nation’s founding fathers determined that every ten years, we will count every person living in the United States. Since 1790, the U.S. government has conducted a census to do just that and in …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: A matter of intolerance?

A matter of intolerance? County Commissioners appoint members to serve on the Douglas County Library Board. The county commissioner race is partisan. So naturally, since commissioners are currently …

Letter to the editor: We need more than a senior center

We need more than a senior center I too think there needs to be a place for seniors to meet. I also think a senior center is very limited and the space could be more inclusive, more of a community …

Letter to the editor: A questionable decision

A questionable decision The Douglas County Library Board President announced that James LaRue's name would be removed from the Highlands Ranch Library, reversing a decision his predecessors made in …

Letter to the editor: Library board was wrong

Library board was wrong I was shocked and angry to read about the unilateral action by the Douglas County library board to rename the James H. Larue Library in Highlands Ranch. To me, it looks a …

Letter to the editor: Youth vaping a real threat

Youth vaping a real threat Alarm bells should be ringing. Colorado has one of the highest youth vaping rates in the nation, and it’s growing. Over 27% of high school students in Colorado reported …
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