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CU vs. aches and pains

Like many people, I have benefitted from physical therapists. They make the aches and pains go away.

That’s why I was receptive when Pat Grant, a former Colorado state legislator and president and CEO of the National Western Stock Show, told me his story — and what it inspired him to do.

He went to a “PT” (physical therapist) who was a CU faculty member.

“My physical therapy was so successful that I became committed to the program,” Grant, the perennial activist, told me.

The program he meant was the effort to bring physical therapy to rural Colorado, which has limited access to a PT.

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View from Central Park

It’s Chanukah and Purim

Is this Chanukah or Purim? After many years of Hamas petitioning the EU to remove the terror appellation from Hamas, the EU has voted to honor the request and has reversed Hamas’ status as terror organization. Officially and legally, according to the EU, Hamas is no longer a terrorist organization. On the very same day, however, at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, the irrational obsession with Israel continues unabated, this time in investigation for war crimes. You can’t make this stuff up....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 December 2014 11:13 )

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View From Denver

Four pieces of beauty from Los Angeles

Last Shabbos in Los Angeles, I bumped into four pieces of beauty: human, generational, material and spiritual. I bumped into . . . Shoelessness on Shabbos. Double eternity. The Garden of Eden. History of the future.
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Reflections

Bring your own light into the world!

CHANUKAH IS a holiday with many names. Some call it the Festival of Lights, while others refer to it as the Feast of Rededication or the Holiday of Miracles. To add to the confusion, there is absolutely no consensus as to its proper spelling, so you will find everything from Hanukka to Khanukkah, unless you stick with the Hebrew! Perhaps the multiplicity of spellings reflects a basic fact about the holiday: that is has multiple meanings and varied significance. The historical version of Chanuk...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 December 2014 11:13 )

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View From Denver

I’m in debt

CHANUKAH EDITIONSECTION A PAGE 4 Don’t you get mail and sometimes you know what’s in the envelope even before you open it? For example, wedding invitations seem to come in a common size and shape. And the envelope is somewhat thick, not to mention the double address on the back. You know what awaits you. Good news. Then there’s the opposite. I received an envelope last Friday with a multi-line, government return address. I just knew it was bad news. The return address read, “Colorado...

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 December 2014 13:33 )

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Should Random House pay Goebbels’ estate?

Gabrielle Birkner The notorious propaganda minister left behind 20 years worth of diary entries — from which the offspring of his siblings think they should profit. ... [Link]

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U.S. diplomat apologizes for FBI director’s remarks about Polish wartime behavior

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