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Have you ever packed up a home of 50 years and a million memories? That was the case last week prior to the anticipated closing of my home on August 21. It took our five children and my supervision to get everything out of the house, the garage, the … more
It’s a little-known fact, but I have been known to waste many hours watching movies that I’ve seen many times before. Because, of course, this leads to every man’s second favorite sport: quoting movie lines. So, last week I was watching … more
I have written before about profanity in mass media advertising, and I’ve gotten some pretty strong responses. Some people thanked me, saying that, as parents, it’s hard enough to keep quality in their children’s lives. Others, however, … more
With all the attention focused recently on the 70th anniversary of World War II events, I’ve also been reflecting on the war of my generation, Vietnam. When my sister and I visited the Vietnam memorial in Washington, D.C., last year, we located … more
As you’re reading this, school is now kicking into gear. For some, this is a great adventure, an opportunity for collaboration, accomplishment, and discovery. But for many — dare I say, most? — it simply means the end of summer, the end of … more
It’s probably a safe bet that at one time or another, all of us have been on the receiving end of well-intentioned but misguided policies coming out of Washington. Unfortunately, our public education system is no different. Whether you’re a … more
In Colorado, there has been empowering authority in state laws for decades that allows cities to carry out urban renewal functions. For about the same length of time, there has been “a house divided” about government having the power to take … more
Word is getting out on how important it is to read to young children from birth. Parents and grandparents can be seen adding books to diaper and toy bags. Since the world of children’s books is unlimited, how can we develop an early childhood … more
Hamlet’s inconsistent character used to irk me until I saw David Davalos’ play “Wittenberg” at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder. I realize that, as a second-year college student, I can relate to the young prince’s internal … more
Where did the summer go? Before you know, school bells will be ringing and back-to-school ads will dominate newspapers. I so admire our teachers who come back ready to tackle another year of educating our young people. So today I’m dedicating … more
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