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Self-preservation

Does the instinct for self-preservation bring out the worst in people? This was a truism stated by Cormac O’Grada in a discussion about the Irish potato famine....

Accept the election results

Talk about sore losers! Republicans lost — in disastrous fashion — the Colorado elections of November, 2018. The Senate, House, governorship, attorney general and...

Standing on his head

Serendipity — or just excellent organization? That’s what I asked myself as, on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Alon Ben Gurion took the stage at JNF Mountain States’ annual...

Kendrick Castillo

If one visits Thiepval in France or Tyne Cot in Belgium, one sees seemingly endless rows of names etched in stone. These are the war dead, the young men who died in...

Playoff fever

On my way into work on Tuesday, the morning after the Avalanche’s spectacular overtime win against the San Jose Sharks, I heard a most amazing stat. According to the...

Denver is at a crossroads

May 7 — mark it down in your calendar. It’s the day when this city will decide what kind of path it wants to take into the near future. More than any national...

Swastika Acres

In Cherry Hills Village, a subdivision once called Swastika Acres is now Old Cherry Hills. It’s not surprising that there was near unanimity on the decision. In the...

Day of Fate

“Beware the Ides of March,” Shakespeare famously warned in “Julius Caesar.” The eponymous emperor was killed on that day, March 15, which in the Roman calendar...

Playoffs

When I stepped into the Pepsi Center last week, I remembered an observation I made years ago: The best sporting event to see live is basketball. (Admittedly, my field is...

Recycling

According to a recently published report, Denver’s recycling rate is 18%. The national average is 34%. Shocking, considering how “green” and “outdoorsy” Denver...