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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

‘Knock-knock.’ ‘Who’s there?’ ‘A dissection of types of humor.’

Say “Knock-knock.” “Who’s there?” I’ll get to that. If someone were to ask you if you have a sense of humor, would you be able to give an objective answer? Everyone thinks they have a …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Amazing amateur talent shows outcome of encouragement

Although I do not spend a whole lot of time watching television, occasionally I will come across a segment of a show where there is a singing, dancing, baking, cooking or other type of show where …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Picture-perfect pictures aren’t always a good look

If you were born after World War II and before Apple, you might have some out-of-focus family photographs around the house. Unless you had a Nikon or a darkroom, and not many of us did. We had …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

When mistakes create opportunities for change

Whether you are a football fan or not, there is a high likelihood that you have heard about the “blown calls” or the “no calls” that took place during the recent NFL Championship Games. …

Michael Norton
Winning Words

Making the right decisions to maximize opportunities

“Indecision is the thief of opportunity.” — Jim Rohn This is one of my very favorite quotes by Jim Rohn who was an entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. I love this quote because it …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Rethink current pay system

Rethink current pay system For several years, the minimum wage has increased, with the goal of $12 per hour. In relation to the increased costs – food and housing, specifically – have increased, …

Letter to the editor: Say no to 74

Say no to 74 Amendment 74 is one of those proposals that sounds like a good idea but would have horrible consequences. If someone wants to open a pot shop in your neighborhood and the town passes a …

Letter to the editor: Support setbacks for oil, gas drilling

Support setbacks for oil, gas drilling Why support 112? It puts our families’ and kids’ health first, ahead of industry lies. Per independent university research, toxic risks from fracking …

Letter to the editor

Say no to 112 I’ve worked in the oil and natural gas industry for five years, and before that, I knew nothing about oil and gas. If Proposition 112 was on the ballot back then, I probably would …

Letter to the editor: Vote for Weiser

Vote for Weiser Colorado’s attorney general acts as the lawyer for all of us.  The AG leads the office that enforces the laws protecting consumers and our land, water and natural resources.  In …
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