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The Sunshine Express
Serving Western Colorado
Published Bi-Monthly
1st Edition: August 2010
Publisher: Mikey Humbert(KingDaddy)
Sunshine Express Media
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Phone: 970.864.2142
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This Edition¡¯s Contributors:
Dr Scott Rollins - Health Columnist
Ursula Nizalowski - Guest Energy
Vivian Zems - Guest Poet
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Linda J. Wolff - Guest Poet
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The Sunshine
Uplifting The Western Slope
2017 June/July
Pg 2 - The Sunshine Express
Dear Father
¡°Dear Father
We dream.
We dream, we dream,
while we may.
While we may¡±
With Father¡¯s Day approaching, my thoughts start to focus on memories of dear old Dad. Since
the vast majority of those memories involve my parents together, memories of Mom naturally join
in the fun.
My strongest memories are those where Dad or Mom fell into a pattern. One of those patterns I
remember are the times when Dad, always the good provider, would take off on a weekend day to
do some side work. It was inevitable that shortly after he left, Mom would get out her favorite neil
Diamond records, crank up the volume on the old console record player and start cleaning, sing-
ing along with Neil while she worked.
Being a child, I often would still be asleep and would awaken to the music that resonated with
booming glory, thanks to the high volume. Looking back, it was a fine and inspiring way to wake
up on a Saturday morning.
Mom¡¯s favorite album of Neil¡¯s was by far ¡®Jonathon Livingston Seagull¡¯, which the song ¡®Dear
Father¡¯ is from. It is a powerful song, spiritual and moving and at those volumes, it moved you
almost literally!
I find myself singing it now, as the memories wash over me. ¡°Dear Father, we dream¡± and give
thanks for our earthly fathers who sacrifice so much for us. And I verily thank you, our heavenly
Father, for giving me such a great Dad and Mom.
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Welcome to the June/July edition of The Sunshine Express! I am glad that you are here. Come
on in, take your shoes off, get comfortable and enjoy all of the fine treats that are gathered here
for your enjoyment.
Summer is upon us, the Solstice is June 21, a mere 3 weeks away. Rafting is in high gear as the
sun begins to warm up at the higher elevations melting the remaining heavy Winter snows. It was
a decent Winter and there should be good water levels wherever you decide to go boating, fish-
ing, swimming or just frolicking. Watersports and activities are the most popular choices of things
to do among both locals and tourists alike. So enjoy, splash away!
There are some really good musicians and bands coming to western Colorado with quite a few
top notch headliners already scheduled for June and July. Be sure to peruse the Happenings pages
to find your favorite talent and details about the huge number of fun events and educational pos-
sibilities that so many wonderful people have put great effort into providing for us all. A hearty
thank you to all of you promoters and sponsors who, through much unrecognized effort, help to
enrich our lives. Have a most excellent Summer and know that you are loved! - KingDaddy
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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 obser-
vant 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,
birthplace of The Sunshine Express.