When Will You Be Voting Next?

When Will You Be Voting Next?

The Republican party (which term I use loosely as this isn’t a very festive “party”) has had a little over two and a half weeks to digest the ending of a grueling, divisive & ugly Presidential contest.  Republicans do not need Democrats to smear and tear into them as the Republican infighting has done plenty of damage. Many people with “Republican” on their voter registration card are upset with this ongoing political season and the direction the party has headed….

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Grassroots in Colorado

Grassroots in Colorado

Up before the sun on another Saturday morning.  The air was crisp with the smell of rain lingering.  The date was April 9, 2016.  I left the house as the sun peeked over the horizon in the east.  My fourth daughter, who was born a month prematurely at 3 1/2 pounds, turned 1 on this day.  I left her with my wife at home as I ventured south to Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the shadow of glorious Pikes Peak. At…

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What’s in a Name? What are History and Tradition Worth?

What’s in a Name? What are History and Tradition Worth?

Campaign: a series of activities designed to produce a particular result (Campaigner subsequently would be someone working to carry out activities designed to produce a particular result) Fighter: 1) a warrior or soldier  2) someone who does not give up: someone who continues fighting or trying Champion: 1) someone or something (such as a team or an animal) that has won a contest or competition especially in sports  2) someone who fights or speaks publicly in support of a person,…

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Some of us caucused. Now what?

Some of us caucused. Now what?

For many people, the weekend offers a reprieve from the routine rigors of the week.  Saturday is a day for people to get out and enjoy recreational activities, see their kids play sports, head to a piano or dance recital, or just sleep in.  On March 19, 2016, waking up at 6:00am to snow flurries and temperatures in the 20’s was a big invitation to stay under the covers and go back to sleep.  Instead of staying warm in bed…

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Disenfranchised in Colorado? Or just not making an effort?

Disenfranchised in Colorado? Or just not making an effort?

On March 1, 2016, I dropped my kids off at their mom’s house a bit before 7:00pm and I went to their elementary school.  I wasn’t there to meet with any of their teachers.  There weren’t any extracurricular activities going on.  Instead I went to attend my local Republican precinct caucus.  This was my first opportunity during this 2016 election year to cast any votes and do my part to have my voice heard.  After showing my state issued identification…

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