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Peter R. Decker

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Peter Decker received a Ph.D. in American History from Columbia University, and taught at both Columbia and Duke University. After relocating to Colorado, he served as Commissioner of Higher Education, Commissioner of Agriculture, and a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Denver. In addition to scholarly publications about the history of the West, Decker self-published Saving the West, a satirical novel. Decker makes his home on a ranch in Colorado.

Now that I am on the downhill side of 70, I’m more conscious of my health. It depresses me. For a pick-me-up, I’ll watch my favorite baseball team, the Colorado Rockies, only to see them give up three unearned runs in the bottom of the ninth, and lose 6-5. Nor do I find relief by watching a mindless sitcom, crime detectives in Miami, or “America’s Got Talent.” If we have so much talent, I ask m...

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