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The story you tell yourself is the definitive text

As we used to say in my Research and Development days – “the impossible just takes a little longer.” The Ancients, Einstein, and now modern science is proving that we see what our brains are …
Norton
Winning Words

Number two opponent of success: Lack of authenticity

Last week we identified the impact of complacency in our pursuit of success. Today we will visit the power of authenticity in our success journey. And next week we will wrap it all up when we jump …

Real life wisdom from fantastic sources

I find that there are two kinds of people in the world… Doesn’t it seem like that’s always a prelude to some smarmy theory some person who has a very high opinion of their own intellect wants …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Memories keep the past from going past its prime

Major news stories tumble on top of each other like newborn puppies, and there is a new litter every week. How’s that for a simile? Remembering what and when becomes more challenging the older we …

No spoilers — but Avengers movie highlights some learned wisdom

I had an old friend, Jim, whom I taught with for several years, who had two children—one, an older boy from his first marriage, and the second, a girl, many years later. And Jim would often joke …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: What’s wrong with dog owners?

It’s that time of year again, nice weather, blooming flowers. Unfortunately, bags of dog poop are also blooming along walks and trails. What’s wrong with dog owners!? Dogs are great, …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Important climate details

I’d like to respond to the Letter to the Editor from the March 28th issue regarding climate change. As a community member who has a master’s degree in atmospheric science and spent nearly …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Should continuity trump achievement?

Do Jeffco parents and taxpayers know that the number or our K-3rd graders with 'Significant Reading Deficiencies' had increased to 11 percent last year rather than decreasing to 9 percent as was …
opinion

Letter to the editor: Greetings Colorado!

How are you doing today? I am writing to you as part of a class project for the novel “The Watsons Go To Birmingham.” My classmates and I are contacting newspapers across the country in a …

opinion

Letter to the editor: Hunters against gun violence

I’ve owned a rifle and hunted since I was 14 years old. I taught my four children about gun safety and we still hunt together. After the massacre at Columbine High School, people started …
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