I know, I know, as Phil Gramm told us last week, it's all mental, but the headline in this morning's business section glared at me from the newspaper in my hands — not one of the voices in my head.

"Inflation up 9 percent over last year," it announced. Ouch. And that's just the latest in an ongoing string of bad news. (And here I thought it was tough being a Nuggets fan.)

So pardon my (pleasant) surprise to see a glint of silver lining this morning by the time I dove into the second pot of coffee.

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