Where I Would Rather Be

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I’ve Counted the Rings

My greatest fear of a wildland fire is losing my forest.I have spent enough time above timberline to know the experienceof returning to the comforts of the forest below.I will never lose that bonding with the forest.I’ve counted the rings on my largest treesand they...

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Colorado Droughts

Okay. This mild snow-free weather has gone on long enough. At first it was a pleasant arrival... the neverending summer. But now we are starting to worry... wildfires in December? Clearly drought conditions. If you are prone to worrying, I don’t want to change your...

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I Am So Very Grateful

In September’s Publisher’s Ponderings, I declared a certain incredibly gorgeous September day as “My Thanksgiving Day” with total irreverence for the two-century tradition of the real Thanksgiving Day.  My bad! I got carried away with assuming the grateful sentiment...

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Colorado Serenity

Every once in a while we get legitimate critiques of our content that usually end with the comment, “That’s not very serene.” It always makes me wonder what would be said if the name of the publication was Colorado Lifestyles. Would that judgment then be, “That’s not...

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Thanksgiving Day

On my walk this morning, I decided to celebrate Thanksgiving right then and there. It was the most beautiful day imaginable; a balmy 80 degrees, no humidity, a soft caressing breeze, and a Colorado blue sky with billowing clouds preparing for afternoon showers. Fall...

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Beware Small Numbers

What’s a small number? How small is small? Well, that’s relative, of course. If you need to buy something for $10, that’s a small number. But if you need to buy a million $10 items, that’s not a small number.  One of the oldest sales tricks in the book takes advantage...

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and Life Goes On…

Maggie drove by this morning while I was sitting by the pond. With a big smile, she waved and shouted, “Thank you for all that you do.” I don’t know her all that well, but I imagine she spends her life making those around her feel good. I think that everyone should...

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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...

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About The 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. Now, he 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.