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My first three years teaching — in what seems like a completely different lifetime — I taught at a huge middle school in the south of Jefferson County. We had 1200 students. It was so large, my last year, we had to do a split schedule where … more
The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District reauthorization bill, SB-016, falls short of good government ideals. Here's why: Accountability SB-016 assesses tax through 2030, funding Tier … more
The other day I was listening to sports talk radio — I think a lot of us have been listening to sports talk this week — and I heard one of the talkers describe a Denver Broncos player (maybe Aqib Talib) as “a human Red Bull.” I hear … more
I am sure that you have seen the lists too, you know the kind I am talking about, right? Those lists that provide us with “The Best States to Live In,” “The Best Doctors,” “The Best Diets,” “The Best Restaurants” and the “Best” … more
Is Christmas celebration appropriate when we have troubles and sorrow? Is it possible? This is the most wonderful time of the year. The lights, the music, and hustle and bustle of shopping warm our hearts and brighten our spirits during this time … more
I am working my way through Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Team of Rivals.” Of course, it’s brilliant. Abraham Lincoln is my favorite historical figure and, besides being the greatest orator in American history, turns out … more
Do you remember the 1982 film “Poltergeist”? People of about my age surely do — it was a formative movie experience. To my memory, it was the first horror movie of its generation that did not prominently feature knives, chain saws, and other … more
The pain of racism is real and immediate: A young black woman looks toward the sky, tears leaving trails on her cheeks. As she chants, “We have nothing to lose but our chains,” she collapses into the arms of her friends. Jonathan Butler, a … more
If you are reading this and you have a beard, stop right now and go get yourself registered. Terrorists have beards, and, clearly, if you have a beard, you are a terrorist. Similarly, terrorists have … more
Ah, the holidays! I love the holidays. Starting with the weeks leading up to Halloween, right on through New Year’s Day, the entire season just brings me joy: the lights, the food, the meaning, the food, the parties, the food . . .  The one … more
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