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I recently wrote a column about systems, explaining how I think the systems we operate now are too complicated to manage. Part of the problem, I opined, was that systems involve a lot of moving parts, and too few people these days think in ways that … more
Our Colorado Open Records Act, in effect since 1969, ensures our government remains transparent and accountable to those who pay for it by declaring “all public records shall be open for inspection by any person.” However, in 2012, the Colorado … more
Colorado’s economy is outpacing much of the nation in economic growth and job creation. Today, after the worst recession since the Great Depression, Colorado’s unemployment rate is 4.2 percent, and the state has created jobs in 42 of the last 44 … more
In early October, schools across Colorado and nationwide are holding events for Walk and Bike to School Day. As a retired general and a medical doctor, I can tell you that increasing physical activity is vitally important for our children’s health … more
In the sitcom “Happy Days,” there is an episode in which the popular character Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzerelli gets a library card. An urban myth has it libraries nationwide saw a 500 percent increase in library card applications after the … more
When you think about exercise, what part of the body do you think about? Most people might think of their waistline, arms, legs or back. What about the brain? That might be the last part of the body that many people associate with exercise — but … more
My birthday is this week, and a year ago I promised that I would report in on the three questions I asked then: What happened last year that I want to happen again? What happened that I wish to avoid in the coming year? What didn’t happen that … more
So I, like most of Denver, was transfixed and amused by the Broncos’ improbable victory last week against the Kansas City Chiefs. It is almost inconceivable a team could be so thoroughly dominated throughout a game, and yet, in the end, not … more
We have a friend, a former colleague of my wife’s, whose daughter is fighting cancer right now. She was an active and athletic 14-year-old. Now, she is a patient. Her stage of cancer requires a regiment of radiation and chemotherapy to kill. I … more
An overwhelming majority of Coloradans agree that protecting our watersheds, preserving our natural resources and conserving our priceless public lands are not only important for our health and environment, but also for our state’s thriving … more
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