Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Problem with heights is just medium high

Don’t look down. I would rather not look down from high places. How about you? I don’t have it bad, and it’s not vertigo. The misconception about Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Vertigo” is that …
Winning Words

One thing tops gratitude — the gratitude leftovers

Who in your circle of family and friends really prefers the Thanksgiving leftovers over the actual Thanksgiving Day dinner or meal? Well you can count me as one of those who loves leftovers in that …
Winning Words

Murmurs of disappointment, shouts of gratitude

Many times, it seems like just the opposite of this headline, doesn’t it? How often do we find ourselves shouting out about our disappointment and then only quietly murmuring about our gratitude? …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Tale of innovative artwork follows fascinating thread

When someone mentions “quilt,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Your aunt? Your grandmother? Your grandmother’s aunt? Me? I think of the young woman who cleans my teeth. Lindsay …

Winning Words

Confidently pursuing our success is needed approach

Perhaps you do not agree with the statement that there is power in the way we see ourselves, and that is OK, I welcome you to challenge the theory here. There are countless stories of success where …
Letters to the Editor

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 …

Letter to the editor: SSPR needs your support

SSPR needs your support As a member of the South Suburban Board of Directors, I encourage a yes vote on 7A. The language in the “against” section in the blue book disparages 7A with non-factual …
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