Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

First is probably special, but the heck with that

I will never be recognized as the first to do anything. I wasn’t the first in my family to graduate from high school or college, or become a schoolteacher, or nothing. Unless you stretch it. I was …
Winning Words

The speed of the game is in our hands

A few years ago, we all talked about the easy button. It was a meme before there was anything even known as a meme. There was an icon with a big red button that we all recognized without hesitation, …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Stolid, solid, dearly missed — happy birthday, Dad

My father was born 100 years ago today as I write this. There hasn’t been a day since he died in 2008 that I haven’t thought about him, and more this day than usual simply because of the …
Winning Words

Successful employers employ successful entrepreneurs

An employed entrepreneur? How can that be? I mean, we are either employed or we are an entrepreneur, right? The answer is yes. This is because most successful entrepreneurs will share that even …

Winning Words

Doing less on our way to success

Happy new year! Over the years, especially at the new year, I have found myself focusing on the things I want to start doing in the coming year that will help me achieve success when it comes to the …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: What a wonderful world

What a wonderful world There’s a place in Littleton where humans live and they share with animals, wildlife, grass and trees.  Geneva Village enjoys rabbits, squirrels, raccoons, a red fox and …

Letter to the editor: Wasteful spending

Wasteful spending I was reading an article in a recent issue regarding Centennial’s 2020 budget. One sentence stood out, “At about 19 years old, Centennial is still sticking to its long-term …

Letter to the editor: Fight for your health

Fight for your health As a Coloradan, I’m very concerned about my health care costs as a result of the Health Insurance Tax, particularly since I have such great coverage that I’d like to keep …

Letter to the editor: Election questions

Election questions I can’t understand why the Aurora mayoral election took so long to conclude. Your article in the Independent contained a paragraph that said, “We have the machine’s tolerance …

Letter to the editor: Reelect Moon

Reelect Moon Candace Moon is up for reelection this November, and deserves to be reelected. She has earned it by her work ethic and consistent attention to the folks in District 1. She has maintained …
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