Editor’s Eye

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Holly Jorgensen
Editor In Chief


Holly grew up in Fairfax, VA, and after also living in the coastal areas of Myrtle Beach, SC and Savannah, GA, she realized the mountains were calling. She moved to Colorado 23 years ago and although she misses the beach at times, vacations help to satisfy that. Holly has owned multiple businesses in the last 36 years, mostly in the pet industry, but nothing has been as fulfilling as overseeing things at Colorado Serenity. Holly and publisher Doug got married this month and enjoy working, living and playing together. Reach Holly at holly@coloradoserenity.com


Grief Comes With Gifts

With the passing of my father less than two weeks ago, I am being reminded on a daily basis of the gifts of grace and growth that come from loss. Grief is inevitable, but there are so many opportunities to expand and discover things about oneself as well as others....

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Serenity is 30 This Month!

Thirty years is a long time. It’s a third of a lifetime if you’re lucky. In terms of work or career years, it’s a super long time. For many, that is how long they spend working in their chosen professions, and then they retire. But for Serenity’s publisher, this past...

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Mr. & Mrs.

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds, and that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever.” —From the book and movie “The Notebook” ...

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Stress Relief

This month, I’m afraid I don’t have enough words in me to make a whole column. We’ve had an out-of-state family health crisis going on, and with managing that and trying to get this issue out, I have learned a lot about the reserves one seems to be able to tap into...

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Mass Hysteria

This column was from August of 2016, and as I was reading it over again, I realized absolutely nothing has changed, and in fact, it has gotten worse. So I just thought I would reprint it this month!  Can someone tell me why so many people in society seem to be...

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Grammar Nerd Funnies

Here’s another internet gem. It had no attribution, but it sure is funny. Or maybe it’s only funny to the editor/grammar nerd in me? And I suppose not everyone will get them all, but I’m sharing it anyway. —An Oxford comma walks into a bar where it spends the evening...

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Love Letter to Our Writers

I must admit, despite the frenetic pace as we ramp up toward press week every month, there is much to appreciate about this job. I have the wonderful opportunity and honor to read (while editing) the great work and effort of all of our paid editorial writers, as well...

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Big Change

As the pandemic is finally waning and people have begun to get back to some semblance of normal life, the war in Ukraine has taken center stage in the world arena causing major upheaval from every angle. And just as I was during the pandemic, I am amazed at the...

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The Month of Love

Mário de Andrade was a Brazilian poet, novelist, musicologist, art historian and critic, and photographer. This famous and poignant poem by him is known by two titles: “The Valuable Time of Maturity” and “My Soul Has a Hat.” It resonated with me so I thought I would...

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