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Threats and Deadlines

I don’t anger easily.  But every once in a while, somebody will push the wrong button and Bruce Banner will turn into the Hulk. Right now, I can feel my skin turning green. The last several days have seen windows … Continue reading

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The Next Duty

When I lived in Emporia, Kansas, the week of Veterans Day was always one of the highlights of the year. During the week-long celebrations, all of us would be reminded that we owed our veterans three basic things: 1) To … Continue reading

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Riding Out the Storm

The Snowpocalypse returned to Longmont on Wednesday. If you read social media at all, I’m sure you saw the shock and horror. “A blizzard in March? Really?” “Go home, Mother Nature, you’re drunk.” “Happy spring, everybody!” The thing is, if … Continue reading

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Primary Importance

Not long ago, an offbeat-science webcomic called “What If?” dealt with the question “What would happen if one tried to funnel Niagara Falls through a straw?” The answer, naturally, was nothing good. Even if such were physically possible, the author … Continue reading

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Fight Fire With Firing

I don’t usually get political in this space. But I’m hoping you won’t mind this time. Not when the aim is getting rid of politicians. Yeah, I thought that might get your attention. These days, politics in this country has … Continue reading

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Civil, Not War

When someone stops shouting in your ear, it can take a minute to notice. It had been a typical work-from-home day at Chez Rochat. Which is to say, something like Fred Astaire dancing on ball bearings, each step careening into … Continue reading

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Burning Thoughts

At some point, you’d think there would be nothing left to burn. If only. Every week, every day, a new fire seems to start, an old one seems to grow stronger. Names that were places to visit are now battlegrounds. … Continue reading

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