Where I Would Rather Be

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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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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...

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Disappeared

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...

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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...

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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.