Got Bubbles Inna Eyes?

I was tucking Michael into his bed. He was about two and a half and smelled of Mr. Bubble and baby lotion. His chubby little hands suddenly grasped my face and he stared intently into my eyes. “Got bubbles inna eyes?” he said. I nodded affirmatively. I wasn’t quite sure what he meant. His imagination had been very active as of late. There was a six foot butterfly that sometimes

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Wildflowers

It was four years ago when, for the first time, wildflowers stepped into my world. My husband Sevan and I took our boys fishing at Eleven Mile Reservoir. My mind and heart were burdened with anxiety on the drive. Staring blankly out of the car’s window, I was questioning whether my husband and I were being responsible parents in allowing honesty and compassion to influence our business decisions, sometimes to

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The Full-Blown Spectacle of It All

As I write this, humanity is nearing the end of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, or so I’ve heard in hushed whispers here and there. Who am I kidding? The Rio Olympics is all I’ve been hearing about over the past few weeks, whether I was listening or not. Person A swam/ran/tumbled/threw something faster than Person B, so Person A gets a medal and Person B gets nothing. Or

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A Healthy Watershed Now and in the Future

The South Platte watershed provides Colorado with 75% of its municipal water while constant threats from weather and human activity damage the fragile ecosystem. The contamination of the water source requires constant maintenance to remain healthy. The Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) works with local partners and volunteers to focus on project planning, implementation, and monitoring within the watershed. Water quality threats from wildfires, sediment erosion, weed control,

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The Big Bang and the Bible: Not a Competition?

Many of the Christians I know believe that the Big Bang is in direct opposition to the Bible. However, what if the Big Bang is just a physical expression of the same creation story found in Genesis? Before some of you dismiss the notion, let me give you some background on myself. The first seventeen years of my life were spent deep into the Christian culture. I attended a Christian

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