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This year’s self-inflicted budget “crisis” is part of a larger calamity that we’ve seen developing in Jeffco schools since we moved here from Alberta Canada seven years ago. Unfortunately, it is one that district management and boards have … more
As your Jeffco Board of Education, we make it our core mission to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. Funding challenges at the state level (Colorado owes K-12 education over $800 million a year, and that … more
March is National Nutrition Month, and in my recent work for an organization that provides nutritional counseling, I learned a lot about healthy eating, weight loss and wellness and, no, my extensive knowledge about losing weight is not just from … more
I wrote last week about the “Hollow Person,” who completeness as a person — their relative proximity to the Best Self — is dependent on their willingness to put forth maximum effort. Before I proceed with the role of teachers and coaches in … more
See if this plot is familiar to you: Happy couple says goodbye to each other on the morning before Valentine’s Day as they climb into their respective vehicles to drive to work. Less than an hour later, one calls the other, in shock: A car … more
I have, upon occasion, had a little bit of fun with the idea that I can write a letter to my younger self, and give said younger self advice about how to proceed in the world. Of course, such a thing is absurd, and so it is nothing more than a … more
There's a line in "Brilliant Disguise," a song by Bruce Springsteen, that goes: "God have mercy on the man who doubts what he's sure of." This poignant verse has always rung true for me, and in the … more
Two days ago, we all celebrated, in typically gaudy secular fashion, the Feast of St. Valentine. Well, I suppose, most of us, or, many of us celebrated - I'm sure there are some out there who did not … more
Last Thursday, I was headed into work early, a little before 7 a.m., to finish a presentation for an important meeting that morning. It was 17 degrees on my car’s thermometer. My drive follows the bike path that parallels a river. Traffic was … more
Social isolation may be one of the most overlooked health risk factors that accompanies aging. One in five adults over age 50 is affected by isolation, a problem associated with higher rates of chronic disease, depression dementia and death, … more
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