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Michael Norton
Winning Words

Famous last words are not only for the famous

If someone were asked to recall the last thing that you had ever said to them, what would you hope those words would be? Famous last words are not just for the famous, and they are also not only …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

You might not care about vacuums, but suck it up

My vacuum cleaner has headlights. It's a great feature. It allows me to vacuum in the dark. Nietzsche might say that “vacuuming in the dark” was a good metaphor for existence. My vacuum cleaner …

Parkinson’s patients are not alone

My dad’s birthday is in April, which is also Parkinson’s Awareness Month — an interesting coincidence considering my dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s roughly 10 or 12 years ago. A little …

Easy home composting

Over the years, people have asked me about composting at home for their gardens. So, I did some research on the subject to come up with a simple and easy way. I must confess that I've been composting …

A place for everyone in the effort

Happy Earth Day birthday to all those who, like me, are celebrating birthdays. As our globe reckons with the fall out and recovery from COVID-19, we have immense opportunity and responsibility to …
Letters to the Editor

Diverse groups suggest new ways to help unhoused, weigh neighborhood concerns

Registered neighborhood organizations (RNO), business improvement districts (BID), and creative districts have received inquiries regarding the seeming surge of homeless encampments in Denver. To our …

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