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Dear Senators and Representatives of the 115th Congress: I am writing to respectfully ask you – all of you – to stop hiding behind the smokescreen of “but they made me do it.” No one makes you vote the way the way you do. No one forces to … more
Quick show of hands: how many of you out there gave up something for Lent? Okay, now, Catholics put your hands down. See, that's what I thought. I grew up Catholic, and so observing Lent was … more
April is National Poetry Month. Thus, I paraphrase: "Oh, somewhere in this favoured land the sun is shining bright, / The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light; / And somewhere … more
The Denver Nuggets, if you haven't noticed, are a very interesting team to watch this year. They've made some huge strides, after a few abysmal seasons, and have a legitimate star in the making in … more
April is National Poetry Month. Thus, I paraphrase: "Oh, somewhere in this favoured land the sun is shining bright, / The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light; / And somewhere … more
My teaching partner, Pattie Nelson, is a prime example of a 100-percenter. She comes to work every day with an inexhaustible supply of energy. She puts time and thought preparing for every day, and … more
This year’s self-inflicted budget “crisis” is part of a larger calamity that we’ve seen developing in Jeffco schools since we moved here from Alberta Canada seven years ago. Unfortunately, it is one that district management and boards have … more
As your Jeffco Board of Education, we make it our core mission to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. Funding challenges at the state level (Colorado owes K-12 education over $800 million a year, and that … more
March is National Nutrition Month, and in my recent work for an organization that provides nutritional counseling, I learned a lot about healthy eating, weight loss and wellness and, no, my extensive knowledge about losing weight is not just from … more
I wrote last week about the “Hollow Person,” who completeness as a person — their relative proximity to the Best Self — is dependent on their willingness to put forth maximum effort. Before I proceed with the role of teachers and coaches in … more
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