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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
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
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