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Molly Brown museum brings gothic horror to life

For my money, gothic horror — which blends elements of romance, emotion and terror together — is the most subtle and rewarding kind of scary story. Over the years, authors like Edgar Allen Poe, … more

Why these times are the times to remember

There are certainly plenty of reasons for us to want 2020 to be a distant memory. The pandemic, the heartache of lives lost, the impact it had on our family and friends who suffered and recovered, … more

For curly bulbs, there’s no light at the end of the tunnel

One of our curly light bulbs burned out. Realizing I didn’t have a replacement, I went to a hardware store. They were out of curly light bulbs too. “Yes, we’re out.” “For how long?” … more

Talking about the core of this acrimony

A couple walks into the marriage counselor’s office and sits down. “Doc, I don’t know what to do any more,” the wife starts in. “I’m miserable.” “I’m miserable, too, Doc,” the … more

This election season doesn’t have to end badly

I’ve seen this movie before … although how this version ends is anyone’s guess. Unfortunately, however, most of those guesses include the fear, threat or promise of violence. The first time I … more

Ready for an October adventure?

Several years ago I thought it would be a great idea to plant a vegetable garden in my back yard. So, in the spring, I bought a bunch of seeds for various things and proceeded to plant them in a nice … more

How we are planning on having a safe and secure election

In June, Jeffco voters proved that the Colorado election model is pandemic-proof, setting a state primary turnout record. Now, with voter registrations up, and more drop boxes and vote centers than … more

The struggles of power

A good friend of mine told me this once about teaching, when my job was as much coaching as it was teaching: he said if you have to get in a power struggle, make absolutely certain you win. Now, that … more

Do-it-yourself plumbing is a pipe dream

Indoor plumbing. The world’s population was able to do without indoor plumbing for centuries and still evolve. There are those around the world who do not have indoor plumbing to this day. Others, … more

It’s all about perspective as we move forward

There is a guiding principle that I am sure many of you are familiar with and may have put into practice in your daily communications. It’s the principle that Stephen Covey shared in his … more

A virtual Denver Film Festival aims to entertain, provoke

Since so many of us have spent the bulk of our recent movie-watching time using streaming apps like Netflix, the only curation we’re getting is algorithms reflecting our own tastes back to us. … more

Lakewood Symphony brings music to senior communities

The Lakewood Symphony, like many local musical groups, had to cancel the latter half of its 2019-2020 … more

Just a little something to strike up conversation

There’s no need to go to Disney World to have fun. Just go to the dictionary. It’s cheaper and no one will throw up on your shoes. In baseball, three strikes and you’re out. In bowling, three … more

Getting the proper rest keeps us at our best

Whether we find ourselves setting the pace for the race, or just trying to keep the pace, we should always find time to give our mind and body a little rest. Some of you have shared that these past … more

A coming-to-terms moment on my birthday

This is my birthday week, and, as usual, birthdays prompt reflection … although it’s not a milestone birthday, and I don’t need a date on the calendar for such contemplation anyway. But this … more

A randomly brilliant idea

Do you ever wonder whether we’re asking the right questions about the problems we face? Or, are you more like me, and are absolutely certain the we are NOT asking the right questions. Malcolm … more

OpEd: Jason Glass was a disaster for Jeffco

After three years as Jeffco’s Superintendent of Schools, Jason Glass has ended his contract five years early to become Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education. Good riddance. Academically and … more

Wings Over the Rockies commemorates 75 years since end of WWII

The effects of the Second World War go beyond the obvious political, economic and social that we live with every day. And as 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the official end of the conflict, … more

A little leadership goes a long way, especially now

A little bit of leadership does go a long way. Are you currently working with someone who you admire and respect as a leader? Have they been able to provide guidance to you and your organization as … more

You know, there may be, you know, something there

Do you know anyone, you know, who says “you know” excessively? Watching a documentary the other night, I started counting the number of times a commentator said “you know.” He reached 14 … more
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