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This week, as I contemplated Memorial Day, I also shared in the joys of young people in my life who are graduating from high school and college. The two are not unrelated. Memorial Day was even more poignant this year because I spent several days … more
I am behind on my TV watching.  I know, this doesn’t seem like a big deal. And it’s not. But there’s very little television that I care about, and so, when there is a show I’m interested in, I try to stay on top of it. Take, for … more
With so much content and so many authors and experts who write about the trends in the field of personal and professional development, sales training, leadership and customer service, I am often asked by customers for the latest and greatest … more
I looked at the 1910 Census for Rico, in Dolores County, the other day. All the regulars were there. Of course, there was Charles Engle on Garfield Street, and Peter Lofquist over on Commercial, and … more
Have you ever heard the phrase: “If I’d known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself?” I was reminded of these words last week as a result of my BMI, my BP, and my LDL. That’s because I recently … more
Well, that does it.  As you are reading this, it is quite possible that my oldest daughter is walking up to the podium at the 1st Bank Center to accept her diploma and officially become a high school graduate. With that, Elizabeth Kay Alcorn … more
America is a nation built of immigrants and governed by the rule of law. But currently, our broken immigration system is completely failing at enforcing our existing laws, at securing our nation's … more
If last year’s legislative session was an exercise in surrealism, than this year’s version was like a Bob Ross painting. Sure, there were moments of contention this year. But, for the most … more
Love, pain and money cannot be kept a secret. They soon betray themselves. But building a railroad? Maybe it is possible — at least long enough to get the job done. In June of 1887, J.J. … more
Seven a.m., at my computer, on Mother’s Day, today May 11, 2014 it’s cold outside. As the icy rain pelts my roof, I write a column about my favorite mothers. First there’s my mother, my favorite of all. She was a dynamite mother who gave … more
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