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    Bursting the white bubble; raising the white shield

    About a week ago, a local lady, Marlene, asked online: “If I may, I have a question for anyone with a workable answer? Those Black people who have attained some degree of education, wealth, influence… Why don’t they organize, reach out to their fellow man…?”

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    Let’s take a deep breath and figure it out together

    Some old timers that like to chide me for being an environmentalist used to call me a “deep breather.” 

    Given the difficult times these days, taking a few good deep breaths every morning has come in handy. With the onslaught of news, conflict and raw emotionsread more →

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    Did corona pay a visit? Well, maybe

    I’m a healthy guy; almost never get sick. It’s pretty much been like that since getting my tonsils out decades ago. Oh, I had the childhood diseases one got back before modern vaccines — measles, chicken pox — and occasionally I’ve been knocked out by some kind ofread more →

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    Let’s race towards each other

    A few weeks ago I asked to take a step back from COVID-19 writing. 

    As I’m sure you can imagine, every article that I’ve written since the start of March has had an element of the pandemic woven into it — understandably so. For months, COVID-19read more →

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    To the class of 2020: I hope we are not forgotten

    After four years, last Friday I graduated from Colorado Mountain College with my A.A.S. in professional photography. It has been a long journey starting with taking night classes while still teaching elementary school fulltime and ending with one final Zoom critique at my kitchen table. 

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    Branching Out: Let’s seize the moment to help the planet

    As I write this, I am pulling my head up from a miasma of research. I don’t like data, or black and white — things without wiggle room or a fudge-factor paralyze me. Gray areas are usually my comfort zone. And I don’t like professional jargon; it intimidatesread more →

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    A century’s worth

    On May 14, my uncle turned 100. That sort of takes my breath away.. 

    Dr. Morris Ossias is my late mother’s youngest brother born as the Roaring ‘20s was just getting underway, and the Great Depression was a looming unknown out in the misty future. 

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    Will Call: Seeking serenity, courage and wisdom

    Two months ago, May and the Colorado Press Association (CPA) Convention seemed far away and out of COVID-19’s reach. Today, the fact that we pulled off our annual Mother’s Day edition seems like a small miracle — although, in fact, it’s due to tremendous effort by Mark Burrowsread more →

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    A tough time for us all

    This is a difficult column to write because, well, it’s a difficult time. For everyone. Even as public discourse is shifting to how to responsibly reopen our economies, futures remain uncertain, and nobody is facing exactly the same predicaments in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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    Striving for balance

    A comment from a local physician recently really stuck with me: “We are in as good of shape as anywhere in the country.” 

    He was referring to the state of local healthcare, but I am convinced his statement equally applies to the state of our localread more →