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The real circus: An itch to be scratched

At our writer’s critique group, we were asked to craft a paragraph or more using a set of three words from a list given to us. We were instructed to…

The year 2015: A wild ride

The year 2015 was a wild ride. I held on to My Sweet Al and he held onto me. We rode the mind-of-its-own roller coaster all the way into 2016.…

The best present I ever received

The Christmas season is always a mixed bag of emotions for me. We say Jesus is the reason for the season, but, truth be told, He is the reason for…

Rivers of memory are still gentle on his mind

After watching the football game in Pueblo, the family filed into our hotel room with cups of hot chocolate. We threw ourselves on the bed and our daughter picked up…

Friends, family knew they were loved

I listened intently to the tribute the family gave to their mother and grandmother. With tears in their eyes, each child and grandchild stood and said, “I knew I was…

Love me, love my dog?

I live in a family that lives by the creed, “Love me, love my dog.” I don’t buy it. Why do I have to love their dogs? They are always…

What happens to football heroes?

On a silver wing, a prayer and a football game, the trip was on my mind. I couldn’t think too long, the kids were supposed to pick us up at…

Ripping off the mask

I said to My Sweet Al, “I just finished writing an article for this week’s deadline. I’m sharing some of the comments I received about the mask and Bass Reeves,…

Send in the clowns

A funny thing happened on the way to this column. Our family’s weekly trip to Pueblo happened. It was for the football game between CSU-Pueblo and the Colorado School of…

Love, duty and toilet seats

My day started when I opened my eyes. I looked at the clock. It was 4 a.m. My mind was ramping up. It was time to get up. Why? Because…