Over a year ago, I auditioned for a part in a play, "Fiddler on the Roof." As I sat in the high school auditorium, waiting for my turn, I suddenly noticed something. I was enjoying myself.
I had, in the days before the audition, spent a lot of time in various public meetings. But this was the first time I noticed the striking similarities between politics and theater. The difference was that in theater, the lines are pretty well written, and the people know they're acting.
It's one of my earliest memories. I was four years old. It was a late summer afternoon, and I was playing in my front yard. By and by, I saw the paper boy approach, and waved at him.
I had always kind of admired our paper boy. His name was Robert Lindbergh. He was about 13, and he lived just down the street from me.
Throughout much of my life, I've kept a journal. It started back in sixth grade, when I got a nicely bound diary for Christmas.
Back then, I recorded such important facts as the weather, and which girls were beautiful. The rest was highly subjective. (Not that my idea of feminine beauty was particularly objective, being based largely on whether or not the girl noticed me at all.)
As you may have seen in one of our press releases, the Highlands Ranch Library that has been operating from the storefront on West Springer Drive closed on June 12, 2000. It will reopen at its new location (9292 Ridgeline, south of the Safeway shopping center at Highlands Ranch Parkway and Broadway) on July 15. Our Grand Opening begins sharply at noon.