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unpacking the backpack – College admission: More than a test score

When the calendar flipped to November last week, most Americans didn’t notice the huge collective holding of breath as high school seniors pushed submit on their college applications. The first of November is the initial big deadline for many college programs, especially for students putting in their chips for an early decision or early action …

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BARBWIRE BOB – 11-10-22

I’m writing this on mid-term election day as the nation votes. We have been told that this is the most important election in history. There have been many challenging elections, and somehow the nation survives. Maybe for better or worse, depending upon the leadership elected, especially at the Federal election. This election today is just …

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BARBWIRE BOB – 11-3-22

I arose early this past Sunday morning  praying for the Broncos and watching the London performance.  I brewed my usual pot of vanilla flavored coffee.  Lately I’ve been enjoying the flavored brands.  You may have noticed that coffee prices, along with everything else, have risen with double-digit inflation.  Just in the past few days rains …

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THE EYES HAVE IT – Colorado is now a high crime state – Who’s responsible?

Colorado conjures up visions of mountains and snow, like John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High” where it rains fire in the sky and shadows from starlight are softer than a lullaby. Today a new vision emerges of Colorado, namely crime and violence. The Common Sense Institute, a Colorado based non-partisan think tank, recently did a deep …

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UNPACKING THE BACKPACK – Keep Colorado local & independent

“If it ain’t broke, then don’t try to fix it.” Everyone knows that’s the first rule for governing, or any decision making really. And that sagely advice runs through my mind every time another ballot issue about liquor sales and supermarkets comes up, like clockwork, around election time. This year Colorado ballots have three separate …

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BARBWIRE BOB – 10-27-22

Herbert Hoover in his campaign ads back in 1928, used a political phrase that has made the history books.  Hoover’s ad stated, “Chicken in every pot” …and a “Car in every backyard.”  94 years later President Biden is promising  to forgo  student debts and releasing strategic oil reserves in an attempt to bring down the …

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