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Unwelcome words aren’t getting the hint to leave

I am feeling empowered today to feel empowered today. My transparency is transparent, and I might even off-board my carbon footprint. Let me ask you this. Am I being too impactful? This column … more

On birthdays, the Holocaust and Eva Levine

As I celebrate my birthday this week, my thoughts turn instead to Eva Levine. I commemorate Eva’s birthday – July 6, 1916 – as I do every year, by reflecting on the Holocaust; however, because … more

As Bruegel would say, DIA is boorish and depressing

This lively essay needs an image to go along with it. Please look up Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting “The Fall of the Rebel Angels,” and have it handy when you read the following paragraph … more

Be extraordinary today — in an extra ordinary way

Looking at the title of today’s column may have some of you a little overwhelmed. I mean some of you may be saying to yourselves, “Extraordinary? I am happy to just get through the day.” Wow, … more

Preserving both safety and liberty

I grew up in Monte Vista, a small town in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado. In my memory, there were two stoplights, although there may be more now. I remember once when my mother was stopped … more

`I Can Only Imagine’ what happens when we tell our own story

One of my very favorite songs is by MercyMe, and the name of the song is, “I Can Only Imagine.” You may have heard it before. You may have seen the movie that was made about the song and its … more

Autumn has list full of ways to be wistful

Autumn. A six-letter word that summons hundreds, and all of them are apples and the color orange. My friend Thoreau said, “I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself than be crowded … more

Matters of the heart hit close to home

At this writing, I am contemplating – with some trepidation – an upcoming procedure called a coronary angiogram. I’ve known something is wrong for a few years (part of the reason for my recent … more

Don’t let the Kavanaugh conundrum drag you down

And, there you have it. After almost two full years, we’ve finally found a job in Washington D.C. that is worse than being a speechwriter for President Trump: FBI Investigator into … more

What we do and what we say — it really does matter

Once again, I have to say thank you to the community for your emails and responses. I truly enjoy hearing from you as you share your own stories with me. Your stories are the reason I am inspired … more

Human-dog relationship offers something to sink teeth into

When my DVD remote was being made, they added beef flavoring to the liquid plastic before it was molded. That’s the only explanation I can think of. It went missing. I finally located it under the … more

Jeffco Public Schools seeking community support

At a special meeting of the Board of Education on 8.23.18, the Board took actions for the ballot in November. I’d like to take a moment to explain how Jeffco would use resources from a statewide … more

Why I’m voting against Amendment 73 and the Jeffco Mill Levy

Jeffco has had a student achievement problem for 30 years. On the 2018 CMAS, 61 percent of Jeffco seventh graders did not meet the state math standard. When they were in sixth grade, 59 percent … more

Getting beyond a culture of inertia

I’ve had a word running through my head for the last few days: monosyllabic. Not really. But, if you think about it, isn’t that a strange word? Like, the ultimate linguistic irony. But, … more

Barr Lake contains a deep history

The naturalist-minded resident, be they youth or adult, are fortunate to have a variety of natural venues in a short driving distance for virtually anywhere in the Metro Denver area. This column has … more

Our empathy demands outrage over abuses

Another week, another #MeToo. In fact, the events of last week generated another hashtag – #WhyIDidntReport – after a spectacularly uninformed tweet from Donald Trump questioned why one of Brett … more

Day-by-day for 20 years adds up to just one day

Unless they have taken it all down, there are still some reminders at my alma mater that I passed through there 20 years ago. I donated three or four paintings, maybe more. I can’t remember. I was … more

It’s a small world with great big opportunities

As the internet and easily accessible travel options continue to make us feel like the world is getting smaller all the time, we have to remember that famous quote by Steven Wright, “It may be a … more

Big projects, like moving a school grade, have lots of little steps

Author's note: It should be noted that, in the interval between this column being written and it appearing in print, the middle school in question has proactively dedicated staff to solving somebody … more

Marijuana education helps prevent trouble

As your kids return to their school routine, they’re one year older and will face new challenges just as they do every year. And if you haven’t had the conversation about marijuana with them, why … more
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