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Norton
Winning Words

Hope — a strategy and a tactic in the pursuit of success

Is hope a strategy that can drive success? Is hope a tactic we can put into practice to help us achieve our goals and dreams? Is being hopeful a character trait that when fully developed can lead us …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You only get one life, but hey, no pressure

“September Song” is a song. While the title has always been perplexing to me (why wasn’t it called “September”), the metaphor implied in it never has been, although when I first understood …
Bob Wells

Laugh as though your life depends on it

“Did you ever wake up, kiss the person next to you, and know it’s going to be a good day? I did that yesterday, and apparently, I’m not allowed on that airline again.” Did that give you a bit …
Norton
Winning Words

For continuous improvement, focus on continuous learning

“In times of change the learners will inherit the earth, as the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.” — Eric Hoffer And since it seems like the …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Want to be a mermaid? Fin, have it your way

I just heard about something called “mermaiding.” It’s been around for a while, but I do my best to stay out of touch, partly because some of these things come and go almost overnight. The …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Don’t fall for con game

Don’t fall for con game I am deeply concerned by recent events and actions from some people in the petition group wanting no development on Pine Curve/PACE. There are outright lies, innuendo and …

Letter to the editor: Keep momentum going in DCSD

Keep momentum going As a community member since 2003 whose children have graduated from Douglas County School District (DCSD) in the past five years, I have seen many changes in the district’s …

Letter to the editor: It’s our land

It’s our land On Aug. 19, four Parker town council members (Diak, Rivero, Lewis and Williams) voted to sell the 24-acre Pine Curve property across from the library to a shopping center developer …

Letter to the editor: Teachers shouldn’t be armed

Teachers shouldn’t be armed I am writing to show my support for Dr. Tucker’s fact-based stance on not arming teachers in our schools. As a parent of a student who was in last year’s school …

Letter to the editor: Take deal off table

Take deal off table If I were a billionaire (and you don’t know that I’m not) I too would make the same decision as our Douglas County commissioners and donate my $10 million to the school …
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