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Recently, I was invited to visit and observe court proceedings at the Adams County Court for Veterans (ACCV). I was deeply impressed with its mission: “using a collaborative, respectful and accountable approach to assist military veterans to … more
A friend of mine recently posted an article online that chronicled the difficulties colleges are facing these days with what the author called declining student resilience — the inability of college-age kids to deal with the everyday … more
Colorado’s recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression is as strong as any state’s in the nation, but for many middle-class families, decades of flat paychecks are leaving them with impossible decisions. Should they leave the … more
Colorado women have been under attack at the state Legislature. While the leadership and achievements of women in business and government are admired by most nationwide, there are some in our state Legislature whose attitudes toward women belong in … more
Let me tell you about my teaching partner. Pattie Nelson is a force of nature. For the last 23 years she has taught in the West Arvada area — whole generations of students owe to her their love of music. She is a talented musician who genuinely … more
Colorado’s recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression is as strong as any state’s in the nation, but for many middle-class families, decades of flat paychecks are leaving them with impossible decisions. Should they leave the … more
How would you like to be told by government officials that your child isn’t as important as your neighbor’s child? That’s the message that some Colorado parents are receiving from school districts that discriminate in how they allocate funds … more
By the time you’re reading this, with any luck whatsoever, this election is over (please, God, let this be over). And this was an “off-year” election. And I like this stuff! Of course, the big story has been the recall of the school board. … more
For many in Jefferson County, the Applewood Golf Course and the open space nearby are part of our lives and our quality of life. The Applewood Golf Course is where seven high school and college teams train, and is also an event space for weddings, … more
To those of you serving, or seeking to serve, in elected office: I’m writing to you today about leading and managing. In a workplace discussion recently, several of us identified qualities we want – and do not want – in our colleagues, our … more
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