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Today's Opinions

  • Vox

    Defining ‘dying with dignity’
    Editor:
    Jerry Fabyanic’s article on “Staying healthy until the end” has some good points and one profoundly misguided one.
    First the good. Yes, we do have a responsibility to take care of ourselves. Our health resources are limited, and we must realize what we might squander regarding our health can come at the expense of our neighbor’s health needs.

  • Staying healthy until the end

    Over the past several articles, I’ve been addressing topics related to personal health with the idea of promoting a conversation about it.
    Simply put: Practicing a healthy lifestyle is one of the greatest ethical obligations one has to the rest of his/her community, since we all are paying the costs of America’s addictions to unhealthy foods, sweetened beverages, alcohol and other mind/mood-altering substances. To say, “It’s none of your business what I ingest” is to deny the ultimate financial reality of our material existence.

  • Posture is also a key to health

    The topic of obesity in America, which is directly related to diet and exercise, has been splashed across the media including this one of late. The Courant’s recent editions included major participatory local event stories including the Slacker Half-Marathon, Ride the Rockies and Triple Bypass. It’s all good information as they give people head-over-heels involved with life’s daily rushes, pressures and responsibilities “food for thought.”
    There is a third leg not commonly addressed in discussions on health: posture.

  • Vox

    Thanks for help with RapidGrass festival
    Editor:
    On July 2, the members of Clear Creek RapidGrass hosted the second annual acoustic music festival at the Idaho Springs baseball fields. We were elated to see attendance almost tripling from last year and wanted to take this time to give special thanks to those who contributed to its success. 
    With this being a community-based event, it’s encouraging to see so many community members show their love and support.

  • Community made first Creek at the Peak great

    I’m writing with a great deal of pride in our local community after hosting the first Creek at the Peak downriver raft and kayak race recently.
    Organizing the race had two purposes: to raise funding and awareness for GOALS, a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to “inspire exploration in youth through multi-day wilderness river programs,” and to promote Clear Creek as a recreational asset at a time when great opportunities exist to promote the area and increase tourism. 

  • Running can bring us together

    In “Born to Run.” which has become biblical for many runners, Christopher McDougall relates the story of Louis Liebenberg who, with a renegade band of Bushmen, ran down an antelope in the Kalahari Desert in Africa. It wasn’t, though, for sport but to test his theory.
    “I had a vague gut feeling that the art of animal tracking could represent the origin of science itself,” Liebenberg told McDougall. 

  • Food for thought to end obesity

    Two indicators affirmed I had returned in May from the South: a foot of snow and not being asked to choose between sweet and non-sweet iced tea. 
    A young waitress born and raised in St. Augustine, Fla., sweetly had explained that sugar-loaded iced tea is very much part of their culture.

  • Food for thought to end obesity

    Two indicators affirmed I had returned in May from the South: a foot of snow and not being asked to choose between sweet and non-sweet iced tea. 
    A young waitress born and raised in St. Augustine, Fla., sweetly had explained that sugar-loaded iced tea is very much part of their culture.