Tag Archives: Angela Raines

History’s Value

post (c) Doris McCraw I had the privilege to attend the 14th annual Pikes Peak Library District’s History Symposium.  The topic this year was “Enduring Legacies and Forgotten Landmarks, the Built Environment of the Pikes Peak Region”.  You can view … Continue reading

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Remember! Don’t Let Them Be Forgotten

Post by Doris McCraw There is something about devotion to the awareness we are meant for something bigger than ourselves. As we in the United States celebrate Memorial Day, it seemed appropriate to honor and learn about a few who … Continue reading

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Disasters

Post (c) Doris McCraw Disasters! You may be thinking I’m out of my mind, especially with all the media covering the events of the last few years. Well, that’s exactly why I am writing about disasters. You see, the local … Continue reading

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Anticipation

Post (c) Doris McCraw For those who are old enough, Carly Simon had a hit back in the day with the song ‘Anticipation’.  The words tell the story of someone who is anticipating a relationship. Listening to it the other … Continue reading

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Painting with Words

Post (c) Doris McCraw This post is about painting with words, letting the words do the work that pictures usually do. We all use them, it is how we communicate. Still many can’t or don’t read. There are those who … Continue reading

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Early Days On The West Side of Pikes Peak

Post (c) Doris McCraw With the release of the latest Pikes Peak Library Districts History Symposium book, “Disasters of the Pikes Peak Region”, I thought I’d share a bit from my chapter, ‘ The Cripple Creek Volcano: a thirty-five million … Continue reading

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Pings and Tangents

Post (c) Doris McCraw Have you ever had those moments where something you hear hits you in the proverbial solar plexus? Sometimes it comes out of nowhere and other times, it’s like you are looking for it. Once you hear … Continue reading

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MishMash and Thoughts

Post (c) Doris McCraw According to Merriam-Webster the definition of mishmash is a confused mixture of things. It perfectly defines life right now. (No, I’m not talking politics. I leave that to those who are passionate about it.) So what … Continue reading

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SUCCESS

Post (c) Doris McCraw What is success? Seeing-Underneath-Conceited-Concepts-Expressing-Self-Sincerely? Many times we have achieved success, but because we are looking at societies view of what is successful, we miss the joy of what we have. This thought came up again this … Continue reading

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Letting Go

Post (c) Doris McCraw Recently I removed myself from the board of the Murder Mystery company I had been with for almost twenty years. It was a choice that had been in the making for some time. Yes, it was … Continue reading

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