I haven’t dialed 911 very many times, yet it was the one thing that came to mind that August 2014 morning while out walking during my son’s karate practice. Yards from where our paths would cross, a man headed my direction lost control of his body and slumped to the ground. One moment we were about to make eye contact; the next, he was lying in the muddy dip between sidewalk … [Read more...] about I’m Here With You: A Rare Tenderness Between Strangers
Archives for December 2019
Denver District 1 Councilwoman Amanda Sandoval was elected in June and took office, replacing her former boss, Councilman Rafael Espinoza, in July. She sat down with the North Star to talk about what she’s accomplished and learned thus far. Sandoval said her former experience as a council aide to both Councilwoman Judy Montero and Espinoza has provided her with … [Read more...] about Councilwoman Sandoval Reflects on First Four Months in Office
How’s your holiday spirit? Does the wonder of wrapping gifts, sending cards, shoveling walks, finding that party dress and elbowing through Costco have you bursting with holiday happiness? No? Most of us have learned that we are supposed to be happy, positive and grateful. Grateful for the opportunities that life has presented us, grateful for our health, grateful for … [Read more...] about All Gratitude, All the Time? No, Thank You.
As a librarian and a reader, I have spent more time than I’d care to admit meditating on the power of words. I have often considered the seemingly infinite amount of English grammatical rules alongside the fluidity of language and the interesting things that can happen when these rules are stretched or broken, either intentionally or not. The structure of grammar offers … [Read more...] about Checking Out: The Grammarians
Happy Holidays to all of our readers and their families! Before I write each article, I normally take a stroll in North Denver and wait for something to jump out and inspire me. This time, it happened twice in the same day and came from my dogs during one of our long walks. Let me share with you that my wife and I are dog lovers. We have opened our home to more than 40 … [Read more...] about Durrah: It’s a Doggie Dog World