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Pritchett: Re-engaging post-COVID is like riding a bike. It might involve a wobble before a steady ride.

My first professional gathering in this Brave New World—you know, the kind with more than pajama bottoms required—was at the Mountain Words Literary Festival last month. As with everything, it had been rescheduled and hybridized, and I arrived unsure if I’d speak with a mask, without a mask, outside, inside, half on Zoom, none on […]

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We are in this aloneness together: Reflections on one year of Coloradans responding to the call

This time last year, Colorado had its first COVID cases. And soon after, The Colorado Sun responded by starting this “Write On” column. Now at about 170 pieces and counting, it has offered a chance for Coloradans to share their bewilderment, epiphanies, stories, and heartache of the times.  Although we were uniformly shocked by the […]

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Pritchett: After a year of hibernation-isolation, there’s so much exploring to do in Colorado

As a native Coloradan with gypsy leanings, I’ve always dreamed of getting business cards that read “Professional Coloradan” an idea I once picked up from Colorado’s great columnist Ed Quillen.  Wandering this state is the one thing I’m good at, or endeavor to be — my novels are set in various regions of the state, […]