Publisher’s Ponderings

Featured Author

Doug Kinzy


With a master’s in electronic engineering, Doug worked for major companies in that field before switching to real estate for 12 years. From that experience, he hatched the idea for Colorado Serenity and never looked back. Over years past, Doug filled his spare time with mountain climbing, skiing, cycling and programming. He now fills his time working with his longtime girlfriend and now fiancée, Serenity editor Holly Jorgensen, making Serenity the best it can be while occasionally running off to favorite Colorado hideouts.


A Starter Home

So, all the talk these days is about real estate—the outrageous prices, the outrageous demand, the bidding wars, how long this unheard-of-market will last—and how unfair it is to young people. I’ve even read articles postulating that this systemic unfairness explains...

read more

I Can’t Imagine

I can’t imagine starting a day without my morning walk through the woods. I never miss a day... rain or shine, gently snowing or a howling blizzard, 60 or -15 degrees. The woods in the early morning is, most often, soothingly quiet and bathed in rays of golden...

read more


After almost 29 years, I have finally taken on porting our Serenity database records from the ancient FoxPro database management system to a modern DBMS called MySQL. Don’t worry, most of this pondering will not be about programming. LOL Not only is the FoxPro program...

read more

The 2003 Blizzard

The Blizzard of 2003 By the time you read this, we will know how the 2021 Blizzard compares with the 2003 Blizzard. Back then, I was living in my log cabin when Mother Nature dropped about 2 feet of snow on each of three consecutive days. The morning when it finally...

read more


A fixer is a person who carries out assignments for someone else or who is good at solving problems for others. The term has different meanings in different contexts. In British usage, the term is neutral, meaning "the sort of person who solves problems and gets...

read more

The New Normal

It’s interesting the lengths some will go to make the pandemic lockdowns more bearable. In back-to-back articles, I read about “Faux Commutes” and jogging in circles around your bed for exercise. A Faux Commute is any activity around the time you would ordinarily be...

read more


Well, what a year it has been! We are all just shaking our heads and saying to no one in particular, “Who would have ever thought?” In the history of mankind, there has been nothing that has affected virtually every human being on earth... not world wars, not...

read more


Go down to the riverbank and pick up some rocks. Clean them. Toss them from hand to hand. Toss some back in the water and pick some more. Sooner or later, you’ll find one that has an unusually comfortable feel to it. It’s just the right size, shape, weight and...

read more

Roughly Half

I think most of us will agree that, come November, no matter which presidential candidate wins the election, each will have received roughly half of the popular vote. “So what?” you might say. Well, I think that many of us do not truly appreciate what, in this case,...

read more

Without Ever Reaching the Summit

I highly recommend reading Sean Wood’s cover story, True Wealth, found on page 22. It should make all of us think long and hard about where our lives have been and where our lives should go in the future. For the record, I feel that without having a phrase to describe...

read more