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You can’t write about the human condition and be apolitical

April is National Poetry Month. As a poet myself, I believe that poetry can be accessible, can speak with and for many voices, and can – and does – make a difference for the world we live in. … more

Teach yourself to speak the language of success

Have you ever had a desire to learn to speak a foreign language? Some, if not many of you are already bilingual or multilingual, if that is you, you have my deepest respect as you can communicate … more

There’s a lot to be said for running out of coffee

Please don’t squeeze the shaman. As someone once said, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it.” Never say never. Where there’s a will, there’s a relative. Life’s a horse race, … more

Of Jeopardy, life lessons and ringing in

There are numerous idioms about being present in life, that the secret to success, to happiness, to lifelong bliss is to just show up. There is wisdom is this, I suppose, because we can certainly … more

Recent scenes from around my world

One of my favorite activities is people watching. I love to sit back and observe people when they assume nobody is watching, just to see what kind of people they reveal themselves to be, and maybe, … 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

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

Nepalese voters risk lives for what we have

In a brief moment of Internet connectivity while traveling in Nepal a couple of weeks ago, I glimpsed headlines reporting that state Sen. Evie Hudak had resigned rather than face a possible recall election. Before I left, I’d seen banners … more
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