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Abrazos: Celebrating 10 years of writing for peace

Ten years ago, sitting outside a coffee shop with a group of Lighthouse Writers Workshop colleagues, I met Carmel Mawle. Carmel told us she was founding the nonprofit organization Writing for Peace, … more

Alcorn on the road part II

I wrote last week about how I love to travel, to see and experience things that are not the norm. But I would be remiss if I didn’t mention what an exceptional part of the experience of travel is … more

The divisions wrought by the disinformation age

Disinformation certainly fuels our political divide. There is a cottage industry which creates and sends partisan emails into millions of inboxes. We open them because they were sent by a friend. Of … more

Opinion: What do you do when you think of conflict?

Ever watch that episode of “The Office” where Michael decides to teach his staff about conflict resolution? As a human resources professional and conflict coach watching that, I was both gasping … more

Opinion: Top talent talks about the importance of culture

Here we are wrapping up the series, “The 5 C’s of Retaining Top Talent.” Now it’s time to link connection, collaboration, change and consistency to culture. And culture, according to some top … more

Fan Expo Denver reunites fandoms for fun

When it was announced back in December that Pop Culture Classroom was cancelling the 2021 Denver Pop Culture Con, it appeared that it was going to be two full years before fans of all things comics, … more

On the road: Alcorn edition

Do you ever stop to think about who was first? Like, who was the first person to eat a coconut? Guy’s walking along the beach thousands of years ago, sees this fuzzy round thing on the ground, … more

Letting go of 2020 to focus on the future

The late Joe Granville was an investment newsletter writer who was also a showman extraordinaire. In 1999 he appeared on CNBC and was asked his opinion of IBM, which was due to report its earnings … more

Opinion: Improve retention with persistent consistency

As we continue to talk about hiring and keeping a productive and performance-driven team, we must include “Consistency” in our “5 C’s for Retaining Top Talent.” This is the fourth column in … more

Opinion: Tax and estate plan deadline coming soon

It is never fun to think about taxes and even estate planning, but looming deadlines should push you to pay attention before it is too late. This December marks the last opportunity to impact your … more

The Arvada Center goes to the dogs

Most of us had more than a little help getting through the bleakest parts of the COVID-19 pandemic and for many that help came in the form of our canine friends. They’re not called man’s best … more

Election information for Jeffco voters

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again! The 2021 Coordinated Election has begun, with mail ballots on the way to active, registered voters and 24-hour drop boxes now open. In the interest … more

Some information on disinformation

Disinformation has been around forever. In her book “Strongmen” the author points out that the use of disinformation has empowered such tyrants as Mussolini, Hitler, Berlusconi, and dozens more. … more

Opinion: How we manage change impacts retention of the best

Welcome back to part three of this five-part series on “The 5 C’s of Retaining Top Talent.” In week one we discussed the importance of connecting with our team members, and last week we added a … more

Opinion: We’re local ER docs. Help us end the pandemic

You trust us 24/7/365 to take care of you in emergency departments throughout Colorado. We have been treating COVID-19 for more than 20 months, never missing a day of work, except for illness. We … more

Stray thoughts for a beautiful autumn

Around the Horn. Which, of course is appropriate, since baseball season just ended. And it couldn’t have ended soon enough. The local, um, “major league” baseball team ended its season in much … more

Drawing conclusions from the drawn districts

After a lot of conversation and debate, the independent congressional redistricting commission adopted a map detailing the districts for Colorado’s eight congressional districts that looks a lot … more

Opinion: Collaboration is key to your most valuable players

As part two of the series on “Retaining Top Talent,” and following up on last week’s column on connection, today we will visit the role that collaboration plays in keeping top talent. more

Opinion: We can fight isolation

The COVID pandemic has greatly impacted older Coloradans on many levels, and one area that has been greatly exposed is the social isolation of older adults in communities across Colorado. Many older … more

Adults should stop pretending that the kids are alright

There was an episode of the original Star Trek called “Miri.” Miri was the name of an adolescent girl who became the de facto “mom” to a group of street children. See, in this episode, all of … more
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