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I would like to think that, on some level, our elections are about our best selves. Yeah, I know. I also still believe in dragons and hobbits. Yes, even after last week’s cage match of a debate, I still think we search for the “better … more
There are days that my job is truly extraordinary. Last Thursday was one of those days. Last Thursday was the Jefferson County All County Elementary Honor Band and Orchestra. Students representing every one of the elementary schools throughout … more
Colorado is the only state in the nation that outlaws the use of rain barrels to collect water off of our roofs to use in our gardens. In a state where people are dedicated to conserving natural … more
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
As a fourth-generation Coloradan, I am proud to call this wonderful place home. Our state leads the country in so many ways. It’s not just our ski resorts and natural spaces that attract so many people here. We are a leader in workforce … 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
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