A dozen years or so ago, I made some money on the side by writing software reviews. Once a month, I'd install some 5 or 6 programs on my computer, and put them through their paces. Then I'd crank out 2,500 words about them, and delete the software from my machine.
I formed a prejudice for something that rarely characterizes software anymore. I liked software that was small, fast, and did one thing well. In the DOS world, I liked programs that were 64K or less in memory. Often, such programs took up about the same amount of disk space.
Every now and then, I like to repeat some key information for Douglas County's many newcomers.
First of all, welcome! You'll find that Colorado is a hard place to leave. Douglas County not only enjoys Colorado's remarkable climate, but also offers extraordinary views, a highly educated community, and a surprisingly rich history.
"Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 at a speed of 35 mph." (Jennifer Hart, Arlington)
That charming quote is, I believe, the only circumstance I can imagine in which the old math story problem actually generates any interest for me.
On January 6, 2001, I had the honor and privilege of giving the commencement address for Emporia State University's Master of Library Science Class of 2000.