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Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

The past keeps populating the present

For the past year and a half, old acquaintances I haven’t heard from in five, ten, fifteen and even twenty years have written to me. Has the same thing been happening to you? Most have been former …

Urgent: Slow down to control hurry sickness

Do you count the cars in front of you and always move to the line that seems to go faster? Do you check out the items in grocery carts ahead of you and calculate which check-out lane will move …
Coming Attractions

Building a history of architecture in Denver

One of my favorite things about a city is the symphony of architectural and design styles that go into making it a vibrant and dynamic place to spend time. And History Colorado’s latest exhibit, …

Fatherhood outside the box

Long ago I lived out of a suitcase and performed in a soul band for six years. The band was the Satisfactions, a mix of Midwestern and Washington, D.C. musicians that played one-to-four-week bookings …

Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Failing to be facile was tassel-related hassle

You might think being chosen to speak at a high school graduation ceremony would be a welcome opportunity, especially for someone who is filled with opinions and loves the English language. No, I was …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Truly a day to remember

If you think patriotism has diminished in America, step back, rethink about this: Memorial Day, a mild rain, 100 plus humidity, 52 degrees and not the best place to be at the American Legion Post …

Letter to the editor: Congratulations to Healeys

Congratulations to Healeys Congratulations to Jerry and Ann Healey! You know when it’s time to move on. I commend you! However, afford me the opportunity to thank you for a job well done! Years …

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for school food article

  Thank you for highlighting local programs that provide free food to our Jeffco kids. Food insecurity is often an “invisible issue” to many. It is good to see acknowledgement of …

Letter to the editor: Four Points transparency

  Four Points recently withdrew their Development Application for the Digger Field and Bus Barn development to allow them to talk with public officials freely. When will they talk with the …

Letter to the editor: A wagging tail on the trail

  This morning, I was hiking in Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park, when a gentleman came up the hill behind me with a medium-sized dog. The first thing the gentleman said was, “Is …
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