“I’ll tell you a secret to adulthood,” my mum told me from the other side of the world, when I was 27. “Stop waiting for ‘when life settles down.’ Life will never settle down.” 

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Well, here we are — 2021. Following a disastrous 2020, for many it felt as though the calendar would never turn over. And while every Jan. 1 carries with it some degree of optimism, of hope that this year will be better than the last, this new year “hit different,” as the cool kids say.

A couple weeks ago I stopped by a locally owned restaurant for some takeout on my way home from the office. It was a Thursday evening — chilly but clear. When I made my way to the entrance, one set of doors was dark and likely locked. I didn’t try them. Through the large windows I saw the di…

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Almonds, walnuts, chestnuts, peanuts (a legume, actually), Brazil, macadamia and cashew. Some are honey roasted, some spicy — even mixed.

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There’s no doubt that local businesses, landlords and families are straining under the ongoing pandemic. It’s unlikely help from the federal government will come anytime soon — and certainly not in enough time to save many businesses, those on unemployment and those families struggling with …

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Following a roller-coaster Election Week (it’s no longer accurate to call it Election Day and may not ever be again), it’s official: Come January, President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th commander in chief of the United States of America. Politically speaking, it’s a big swing…

 The country is less than a month away from Election Day and chances are, no matter where you get your news, you’ve been told how divided our nation is — that there’s very little interest from the powers that be or the sides they lead in discussing commonalities. As we know, when it comes to…

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October is Arts Month. In another time, we’d be going to museums, listening to live music, seeing plays at the Ent Center, Millibo Art Theatre or the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. 

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On Monday, America blew past 6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases. Over 183,000 have died, almost 2,000 of them in Colorado. The scientists at John’s Hopkins University are tallying the carnage for us.

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We’ve heard the term “post-truth world” used to describe our current situation. It’s seen in the proliferation of “alternative facts” that make their way through social media; it’s been used to explain the outright lies told on cable news networks; and the term is particularly apt when it co…