Chasing Opera

It’s been a long time, I know.  You see, I am only now coming back to myself. It’s a solid month after the election: the one that Steve very narrowly lost; the one that consumed our family for months in physical and emotional energy; the one that was important for us to do together and bears generous lessons in spite of the outcome.

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Where Do You Stand?

The question hit home the other day while at a meet and greet for Steve’s campaign. For those of you who live outside Denver, yes, we are still in the midst of campaign fever. But only for two more weeks; the election is June 7.

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Everything Is an Opportunity

Everything, it seems, is in high gear these days, which explains my absence. I’ve never been involved in politics until now. Steve’s campaign for Denver City Council is going quite well, yet it demands endless hours. The days start earlier and end later, weekends, too, and even when sleeping, we find that the to-do list of people to call, yard signs to deliver, e-mails to send, reminders to note, grows and grows.

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Disconnect

My cell phone broke yesterday. I dropped it while reaching for conditioning cream to put on my daughter’s hair, which was badly tangled. Darn phone. Darn day.

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Love Is in The Air

Today is February 14, Valentine’s Day. As if anyone needs reminding.

I understand the hype around the day: the flowers, the cards, enticing jewelry and restaurant reservations. I play into it as much as the next person, without going overboard. I mean, I don’t buy fancy chocolate or decorate my home with hearts, but I do start the

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