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Cast a vote for the future of our schools

The price tag to install an elevator at Newton Middle School — which would shorten the 20 minutes it now takes a wheelchair-bound student to get to the second floor using lifts — comes in at $1 … more

Unwelcome words aren’t getting the hint to leave

I am feeling empowered today to feel empowered today. My transparency is transparent, and I might even off-board my carbon footprint. Let me ask you this. Am I being too impactful? This column … more

Letter to the editor: 112 is too extreme

112 is too extreme The benefits of cheap, clean-burning, and locally-produced oil and natural gas touch every part of Colorado. Even here in Englewood where we’re many miles from production, the … more

Letter to the editor: Vote no on Proposition 112

Vote no on Proposition 112 Debates over the future of Colorado’s oil and gas industry can seem remote for residents in the southern suburbs of Denver. But ballot measures such as Proposition 112, … more

Letter to the editor: Vote no on fire issue

Vote no on fire issue Despite confusing ballot language and campaign rhetoric, the choice presented to voters is simple. Vote yes if you want to pay a new 9.25 mill property tax levy to South Metro … more

As Bruegel would say, DIA is boorish and depressing

This lively essay needs an image to go along with it. Please look up Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting “The Fall of the Rebel Angels,” and have it handy when you read the following paragraph … more

Confessions of a conflict coach — I’m still learning

Professionally, I have worked with conflict for decades — finding tools and resources, teaching classes on conflict and anger management, and facilitating conflict conversations. In the state … more

Be extraordinary today — in an extra ordinary way

Looking at the title of today’s column may have some of you a little overwhelmed. I mean some of you may be saying to yourselves, “Extraordinary? I am happy to just get through the day.” Wow, … more

Letter to the editor: Vote no on Proposition 112

Vote no on Proposition 112 This election, workers in the Colorado oil and gas industry are fighting for their jobs as we face Proposition 112. This proposition requires that new oil and gas … more

`I Can Only Imagine’ what happens when we tell our own story

One of my very favorite songs is by MercyMe, and the name of the song is, “I Can Only Imagine.” You may have heard it before. You may have seen the movie that was made about the song and its … more

Autumn has list full of ways to be wistful

Autumn. A six-letter word that summons hundreds, and all of them are apples and the color orange. My friend Thoreau said, “I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself than be crowded … more

Letter to the editor: Make the positive pick

Make the positive pick In a recent debate, candidates for the office of attorney general painted two very different outlooks for this important job. Regarding the important issue of water needs of … more

What we do and what we say — it really does matter

Once again, I have to say thank you to the community for your emails and responses. I truly enjoy hearing from you as you share your own stories with me. Your stories are the reason I am inspired … more

Human-dog relationship offers something to sink teeth into

When my DVD remote was being made, they added beef flavoring to the liquid plastic before it was molded. That’s the only explanation I can think of. It went missing. I finally located it under the … more

Day-by-day for 20 years adds up to just one day

Unless they have taken it all down, there are still some reminders at my alma mater that I passed through there 20 years ago. I donated three or four paintings, maybe more. I can’t remember. I was … more

It’s a small world with great big opportunities

As the internet and easily accessible travel options continue to make us feel like the world is getting smaller all the time, we have to remember that famous quote by Steven Wright, “It may be a … more

Tax planning around new law can help save money

The new tax law could save you money if you plan properly. With only a few months left to impact your tax planning for 2018, it is important to act now. The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) is now in … more

Letter to the editor: Stop anti-Christian bigotry

Stop anti-Christian bigotry The Colorado Civil Rights Division has again gone after Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, a Christian. This time, they’re giving credence to a complaint by a … more

Letter to the editor: Think of the kids

Think of the kids If Congress doesn’t act to save it, we could lose one of the best federal programs keeping kids healthy: The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). LWCF uses funds from offshore … more

No more excuses — we can all help prevent suicide

Why do we keep talking about suicide in Colorado? “I can’t really do anything about it anyway.” “It’s not my problem.” “If people want to die, let them.” I’ve heard all of these … more
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