Tag Archives: Politics

Getting in the Gears

The story might be apocryphal. I’ve noticed that the best ones often are. But true or not, it’s still worth telling. When I was in school, I saw an illustration that has been part of many a civics lesson: namely, … Continue reading

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Puzzling it Out

Missy bent over the magazine, sharpened pencil at the ready. The point descended to circle one letter … then another … then one more. She looked up from the penciled rings, her hundred-watt smile beaming. Just letters for now, no … Continue reading

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Lighting Hope

I’d gotten halfway across town when Santa Claus mugged me. OK, not literally. There’s no need to call the fine folks of the Longmont Police Department and report a jolly old man with a fur hat and a blackjack, making … Continue reading

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Opening the Door

Hell froze over. Pigs are soaring over the Rockies. The Chicago Cubs can start printing World Series programs. In other words, Donald Trump just let a banned reporter back in a campaign event. Not just one outlet, either. According to … Continue reading

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“Conventional” Wisdom

OK, who else is ready for the pep rallies to be over with? If you’re an unabashed fan of the Republican or Democratic national conventions, my apologies to the three of you. (Anything will have someone who cheers for it … Continue reading

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Tugs and Stumbles

When the weather gets hot, I sometimes find myself thinking of the company picnics that my Dad’s work used to have. You may remember something similar. Lots of food, with an emphasis on potato salad. Lots of people, many of … Continue reading

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Familiar and Strange

Lately my life has been set to the sounds of “Hamilton.” Granted, it’s not exactly uncommon for me to put a Broadway cast album on heavy rotation. But this time I have a lot of company. The rap musical about … 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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Turning Tales

Many of my baseball-loving friends have the blues. And they couldn’t be happier. Some of that blue belongs to the colors of the Kansas City Royals, questing for their first title in 30 years and desperate to wrap up the … 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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