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In considering the periodical publishing shocks and the collective mind shocks experienced as a community and a county, let’s bear in mind that over the many decades many, many individuals have mind-blowing shocks in Aspen, Snowmass Village, Woody Creek, and Pitkin County, don’t you agree? 

There has been resiliency, recovery, partial recovery, and complete abject demise and destruction, isn’t that right?

One chooses his words by understanding their meanings and emotional reactions in the milieu of the readership via intellectual emotional compacity and considerations.



In yesteryears at Fordham University I learnt (learned) to develop and use key word operational definitions in my 20- to 120-page research papers. My operational definitions minimized my professors’ misunderstandings with me and allowed me to rise as a smart researcher who has lasting positive effects of clarity and scholastic combat dueling daring and toughness.  

I would advise writers, even reporters, to apply the common sense of operational definitions to minimize conflicts and misunderstandings with readers and eyes watching over your shoulders.




Sloppy logic and word usage aren’t cool whether you are the unschooled Lauren Boebert with questionable educational credentials or Roger Marolt with CPA credentials, or Charles Rockefeller of the Asia Society, founded by John D. Rockefeller III in 1956.

Only a sloppy thinking Fordham University graduate would be stupid to argue with me. And if there are one or more Fordham grads who would want to publicly dispute what I have written, then we can argue the issue on the campus of Regis University, the Jesuit University of Colorado, in Denver.  

Enough said about the recent, and perhaps ongoing, newspaper industry shocks in Pitkin County.  

Emzy Veazy III

Burbank, Calif. 

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