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The Sunshine Express
Serving Western Colorado
Published Monthly
1st Edition: August 2010
Publishers: KingDaddy & Moonstruck
PO Box 267
Norwood, CO 81423
Phone: 970.864.2142 or 970.327.4196
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This Month¡¯s Contributors:
Karen Schafer - Life Columnist
Mark Looper - Life Columnist
Sandy Lauzon - Health Columnist
Scott Rollins M.D. - Health Columnist
Moonstruck - Columnist, Publisher
KingDaddy - Columnist, Publisher
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The Sunshine
Uplifting The Western Slope
could sing for you,¡± sings Denver, ¡°I¡¯d sing a
song to make you feel this way.¡± We think he
Happy August to you! We hope you are enjoy-
ing the Summer sunshine. We¡¯ve been soaking
as much of it up as we can and are pleased with
the recent rains as well. Gardens everywhere
are filling up and every day brings us closer to
harvesting and enjoying all the wonderful abun-
dance of fresh nutrition. Bring it on! Speaking
of growing, now in it¡¯s 4th year of publication,
The Sunshine Express continues to grow and
move forward. Our website, WesternSlopeNews.
com continues to grow in features and visits,
with new direct advertising ordering available,
plus much more. We now also are on Pinterest
at so click the red
P on the website and come on over and say hi.
Don¡¯t forget we¡¯re also on Facebook and Twitter
too at SunshineXNews. Also new this month,
inside this edition of The Sunshine Express we
have a new regular life columnist debuting in
¡®The Reading Room¡¯(page5). A hearty welcome
to Mr. Mark Looper of The Pony Expresso in Do-
lores. Mark will be sharing with us each month
his inspirational thoughts and lessons learned
in life. We have also finalized negotiations with
Jackfm radio in Grand Junction and Montrose
and are excited to be spreading the word about
The Sunshine Express with our radio ad on this
great station, heard from Rifle to Norwood! Be
sure to tune in and listen. Ok, that¡¯s all for now.
Go forth and enjoy some of the many fun enter-
tainment options we have for you inside. Enjoy
the sunshine and, as Dr. Scott Rollins will tell
you inside, make sure to laugh as much as you
can. It¡¯s the healthy thing to do! Keep smiling,
we love you!
- KingDaddy & Moonstruck
2013 August
Pg 2 - The Sunshine Express
Sunshine on My Shoulders...
¡°If I had a tale that I could tell you,
I¡¯d tell a tale sure to make you smile.
If I had a wish that I could wish for you,
I¡¯d make a wish for sunshine for all the while...¡±
¡®Sunshine on My Shoulders¡¯ is a song recorded and co-written by Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. (De-
cember 31, 1943 - October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, an American singer, song-
writer, activist, and humanitarian. It was originally released as an album track on 1971¡¯s Poems, Prayers
& Promises and later, as a single in 1973. It went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the
U.S. in early 1974. Denver began his music career in folk music groups in the late 1960s. His greatest
commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s. Between 1974 and 1975, Denver experi-
enced an impressive chart dominance, with a string of four No.1 songs (¡°Sunshine on My Shoulders¡±,
¡°Annie¡¯s Song¡±, ¡°Thank God I¡¯m a Country Boy¡±, and ¡°I¡¯m Sorry¡±) and three No.1 albums (John Den-
ver¡¯s Greatest Hits, Back Home Again, and Windsong). Throughout his life, Denver recorded and re-
leased approximately 300 songs, about 200 of which he composed. That¡¯s a lot of songs. Out of all those
songs, ¡®Sunshine on my Shoulders¡¯ is probably the one Denver song that will go down in history as one
of the greatest songs of all time. It has a basic structure, it¡¯s as easy to sing as ¡®Happy Birthday to you¡¯
is. ¡®Sunshine on my Shoulders¡¯ also taps into our sense memory inducing us to see and feel experiential
emotions, a critical component of universality. If you¡¯re cold in the winter, sing this song and you will
feel warmer. Heck, sing this song anytime and you will feel warmer. That¡¯s the character of really great
songs. They make everyone feel good. Just like the sunshine does. It feels good. ¡°If I had a song that I
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The silverhawk feather that graces our front page was chosen for it¡¯s significant spiritual
symbolism. Hawks are symbols of spirit, wisdom and power. The hawk is the messenger. It is
also about visionary power and guardianship, the hawk is very protective of the young in its
nest. It teaches us about providing for family and self. Hawk teaches us to be observant and to
pay attention to what we may overlook. This could mean a talent we don¡¯t use, a blessing for
which we haven¡¯t expressed gratitude, or a message from Spirit. The hawk has keen eyesight, it
is about opening our eyes and seeing that which is there to guide us. Hawk is also about new
beginnings and always moving forward along the correct path.
Beautiful Lone Cone Mountain stands
majestic above Norwood, Colorado,
home of The Sunshine Express.