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Anne Z. Boxer

Entries by Anne Z. Boxer

Does Defeating Marilyn Musgrave Give Betsy Markey the Okay to Vote "No" on Health Care Reform?

(6) Comments | Posted March 15, 2010 | 6:31 PM

Rep. Betsy Markey (CO-4) voted against the initial House bill on health care reform. She voted "no" when it was clear that the bill would pass the House. After considerable thought, I would be dismayed if Markey's upcoming vote was about political positioning rather than a vote of...

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Stop Procrastinating! Plant Your Veggie Garden Now (or Not)

(5) Comments | Posted March 9, 2010 | 1:41 PM

The temporary spring weather this past weekend revealed a few green sprouts around my yard and made me realize it is time to start preparing and planting a vegetable garden. Every year I decide to plant a vegetable garden and then the reality of work, kids, dogs, housecleaning, takes over....

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Go CU! Where Are the Fans?

(1) Comments | Posted January 13, 2010 | 8:47 AM

The CU Buffs men's basketball team beat a ranked opponent for the first time since - well, I don't know, since I am not a sportswriter. That is also why I have no idea what the final score was - too busy cheering on the team. CU is not my...

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Most Depressing Ad of 2009

(10) Comments | Posted December 30, 2009 | 3:09 PM


The current TV ad for SeroquelXR is so depressing it is hard to watch. One full viewing was enough - after that it was zapped by the remote after the first treacly musical note. I found the ad so disturbing that later I went...

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18,000 Coloradoans Attend Town Hall (Actually, 18,000 Listen to Bennet Conference Call)

(1) Comments | Posted December 15, 2009 | 12:46 PM

At 6:17 p.m. the phone rang, and I was placed on a Town Hall Conference Call with Michael Bennet. Disclaimer that the actual number of people on the call could have been 8,000 - I was listening to the call and cooking at the same time (who places these calls...

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Joe Lieberman, Twitter, the New Yorker, Jews, New Orleans, Dan Baum and Me

(3) Comments | Posted November 16, 2009 | 1:52 PM

What is the word or phrase that means things converge - beyond simple chance - and seemingly not for any particular reason? Can't think of the word but this is the situation.

Last week I was chatting with a friend about local Boulder writers we knew and we could not...

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Versus Lack of Duty: Bad Mom 1

(2) Comments | Posted November 11, 2009 | 1:38 PM

Don't know about the rest of you with teenage boys but the entire purpose of Veterans' Day Eve was procuring Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Even here in Boulder getting this game was no easy feat. I had pre-paid for the game and figured that by 5:00 pm the...

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Boulder Valley School Board Election: Okay, Let Them Eat Cake

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2009 | 12:37 PM

A few years ago the Boulder Valley School District was in the throes of Closure and Consolidation. Every school board meeting was packed and the attendees were rowdy and partisan; PTA meetings were well-attended and full of passion. This year the issues are no less important (teachers' contracts, reduced funding)...

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Ode to Local Farms and Pablo Neruda

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2009 | 6:31 PM

"SNOW! CANNOT HARVEST," was the email I received -- instead of the winter squash and onions I was expecting from our last harvest of the season. I am still digging out from hundreds of tomatoes so the lack of more fresh vegetables is a bit of a blessing.

In the...

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Egg McMuffin Topples Whole Foods Boycott

(5) Comments | Posted September 29, 2009 | 11:45 AM

The problem is the home-made Egg McMuffins. Organic, cage-free eggs are not a dime dozen but can be had for under $3 a dozen in most Boulder stores. American cheese -- actually not as unhealthy as you think if you get it with reduced fat -- is required on an...

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