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Editorial: Acts of heroism, kindness supply hope amid grief

For many years, we watched from our office windows as the students at STEM High School Highlands Ranch left school for the day or headed over to the Starbucks across the street. The school is in the … more

Number two opponent of success: Lack of authenticity

Last week we identified the impact of complacency in our pursuit of success. Today we will visit the power of authenticity in our success journey. And next week we will wrap it all up when we jump … more

Contest launched, and headline is clue

William Shakespeare wrote, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” Dorothy Parker wrote, “Brevity is the soul of lingerie.” Now, on the same footpath as the 17-syllable haiku contest comes this: a … more

Check out groceries, human scenery, and emotionally

“Place the item in the bag.” “Place the item in the bag.” How many times could you hear “Place the item in the bag” before losing your mind? This is an ode to the 21st-century American … more

Disruptive tenacity destroys destructive behaviors

The push is on. With three months to go, many of us will be pushing through to meet and exceed our corporate goals and our personal objectives. Some of us are so close we can taste victory, and many … more

Name that tune, and win a chance to be quoted without compensation

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” That’s what German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said, and he didn’t even have a chance to hear Pink Floyd. Or Philip Glass, This Mortal Coil, the … more

For dad and daughter, a game that two can coach

Caley Mitchell stands next to third base, a white baseball cap shading her eyes, a single braid running down her back. Intensity radiates from her small frame as she leans her hands on her knees and looks toward the batter at home plate. more

Number three success blocker is empty gratitude bucket

Over the past two weeks we covered the contributing factors of complacency and lack of authenticity and the impact of both as we pursue our success. Today we will touch on the role and the power of … more

The story you tell yourself is the definitive text

As we used to say in my Research and Development days – “the impossible just takes a little longer.” The Ancients, Einstein, and now modern science is proving that we see what our brains are … more

Civility seems to be sorely lacking

My, my, aren’t we proud? Once upon a time, I thought it would be a really great thing to be on the national news. It seemed like, you know, that meant you were famous and good things would come … more

Words of encouragement, kindness draw attention

Thanks again for all of the emails regarding my column and the “Winning Words” found here each week. I truly appreciate you all. Interestingly enough, and based on the community’s feedback, it … more

Payoff for growth ‘rarely worth the price’

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. — Italian proverb, attributed to Montgomery Scott Raise your hand if you’ve been inconvenienced—either in minor ways or in major … more

Super summer outdoor activities for children abound

With the public school year winding down you may be one of those parents searching for summer activities and educational opportunities for their kids? It’s a good time to look outdoors! Along Front … more

It is easier than ever to vote in Jeffco

I was sworn in as Jefferson County’s Clerk and Recorder earlier this year, and our team has been working every day to expand dramatically the accessibility and transparency of our county’s … more

Cheap laughs don’t amount to much

My best friend growing up had a lot of wonderful qualities, not the least of which was a willingness to put up with me. Michael — yes, we shared a name — was brilliant, industrious, talented, and … more

Feeling good just feels so good, and that’s good

Are there one or two songs, that when we hear them, we just get happy, teary-eyed, energized, and just feel good? Of course, there are and that’s a good thing. Feeling good just feels good, … more

Rules are rules, even if your fur baby is special

I will say it from the start: I know how unfair this is to you. I know it’s unfair to you because you’re different. You’re not like everyone else, and neither is your dog “Rex.” Your dog is … more

Storms never last, or do they?

Life is for one generation. A good name (or a bad one) is forever. The area known as “the Divide” has a historically strong name or reputation for inclement Colorado weather. The May snowstorm of … more

Jeopardy! fans, why hate on James?

By the time you read this, we’ll know if James Holzhaur is still the reigning champion of Jeopardy! And although I don’t wish his opponents ill, I do hope he continues his record-busting … more

Shades of gray look a lot less shady

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The day I found my first gray hairs, I thought I’d dye. Today’s essay is about gray hair. I like gray hair. Americans are not allowed to grow older gracefully. … more
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