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A new, lesser way to connect

A new, lesser way to connect

A conversation with visiting friends last week began with reminiscences concerning letters written by ancestors a century or more ago. The things those letters had in common are striking, and…

Creative capital, cultural destination

Creative capital, cultural destination

Going to the “morgue” at The SUN is an informative experience. A morgue book is the bound volume of a year’s newspapers. It is one of the only enduring records…

Work to regain and maintain our values

Work to regain and maintain our values

With the end of the legislative session in early May, I now write new columns monthly rather than the session’s weekly efforts. One constituent thanked me for my “letters from…

Golfing outside your comfort zone

Golfing outside your comfort zone

By Sue Ellen Haning Columnist “If you see the world in black and white, you’re missing some grey matter.” —  Jack Fyock, social psychologist. “Class time. Everyone take out your…

Clean up the corridor, now

Clean up  the corridor, now

Clean it up. The Denver Post is bringing its Ride the Rockies bike tour through Pagosa Country, with thousands of cyclists and a great many support personnel set to roll…

That’s not what I see

That’s not what I see

By Sue Ellen Haning Columnist “Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.” — Jonathan Swift, 18th Century Irish-born author. Have all of you who are on successful nut journeys…

Accomplishments, with compromise and respect

Accomplishments, with compromise and respect

My first year in the legislature was one of the busiest in recent years, and I confirmed my belief that the only way to get things done is through compromise…

Money for public education

Money for public education

Colorado voters will be asked in November to approve a ballot measure designed to provide funding for Senate Bill 13-213, which would update Colorado’s school financing formula for the first…

The clock strikes midnight, session over

The clock strikes midnight, session over

As the clock strikes midnight on Wednesday, the 2013 legislative session comes to a close.  There will be a number of efforts seeking to sum up the work that we…

The real me stood up. Now what?

The real me stood up. Now what?

By Sue Ellen Haning PREVIEW Columnist Welcome back, you adventurous, nut-seeking people. If you took on last week’s exercise, you quite possibly stepped outside your comfort zone, for if you…