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Quiet Desperation

We are rooted in memory, until it leaves us rootless

One of my readers — “Gary” — thanked me for a column I had written about barking dogs that he mailed to a neighbor, after his own words didn’t make a dent. My column made a dent, and I said …
Winning Words

Finding the balance when we agree to disagree

Sometimes it could seem like there are more things happening around us that are dividing us as a community rather than uniting us. And as that is happening, I believe we may have lost sight, or …
Quiet Desperation

If I’m accused of taking pictures, I can’t claim that I was framed

Take a picture. It lasts longer. That’s my motto. I have over 10 million photographs, maybe more. My friends call me “F-Stop Fitzgerald.” I take pictures everywhere I go. I mean it. In the …
Winning Words

A tribute to Jean Ziglar and courtship after marriage

Whether we say that behind every great man is a great woman, or behind every great woman is a great man, or we agree that behind every great person is another great person or family, we can all agree …

Living and Aging Well

Winter Shelter Network provides crucial service

The forecast is calling for temperatures in the mid-20s, but inside the fellowship hall of a church in Douglas County, a diverse community is enjoying a hearty home-cooked meal and lively …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: A double dip?

A double dip? As the Douglas County School Board attempts to have charter parents get behind a possible bond election, are they selling out neighborhood schools for votes? If charter schools were …

Letter to the editor: School board’s sales job

School board’s sales job The Douglas County School Board’s strategy for selling the tax increase on the November ballot is now clear. They want money for teacher pay raises but that likely …

Letter to the editor: Child care a key investment

Child care a key investment As an educator with more than 30 years of experience, I have seen firsthand how high-quality early childhood programs help children and families thrive. While quality …

Letter to the editor: Pointing out bias is important

Pointing out bias is important My thanks to George Sullivan, of Centennial, for his excellent letter to the editor earlier this month. He stated what I wanted to say, but more elequently than I might …

Letter to the editor: Ruling doesn’t make sense

Ruling doesn’t make sense A federal judge ruled that the Douglas County School District violated the law by promoting a Christian group’s mission trip. The case involved the Fellowship of …
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