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Puppy love is in bloom as plants are upstaged

May flowers are on the dining room table. They don’t come from my garden. They come from a grocery store. I was diagnosed with a brown thumb. I once had house plants. Not a lot of them, but enough … more

Why Jeffco teachers are walking out

In a recently published article in Education Week, Marc Tucker (CEO of the National Center on Education & the Economy) wrote, “Little wonder the teachers are striking. The only question is why … more

Standing up for Colorado daughters

Every morning as I get ready to go into work, I’m doing so while taking care of my 10-month-old daughter Isabelle. I routinely catch myself thinking about how inspired by her I am. Working toward a … more

Do what you love ... enough to do the hard parts

Well, I guess, now that it’s May, our high school seniors are all going to be spending many minutes over the next month or so receiving some variant of the message “do something you love, and … more

Work underway to try to save our mule deer

Mule deer have been the subject of concern in recent years experiencing unfortunate decline in numbers and struggling with wasting disease health issues. Mule deer have a long and storied history in … more

Troublesome timing on those teacher walk-outs

Did you ever see something, and immediately ask yourself, “who thought that was a good idea?” I had a really strong moment of that about three months ago. Think back to early February: at that … more

Jazz Age classic continues to be assigned of the times

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” was first published 93 years ago today (as this is being written). Fitzgerald was only 29. He would live another 15 years after a short career in both … more

The most important step to success is step one

Have you ever had this incredible urge and surge to take on a big project or massive idea? You probably know what I mean, the kind of project that when we first think about it we get so excited that … more

Opening day to moving day, the cycle of life continues

This past weekend, we moved our oldest daughter out of the basement and into an apartment. And, though we had done this before, this one felt different; this one feels final. In one of my more recent … more

Ageism is infuriating, and bad business

As a writer, I frequently peruse job boards and listings for contract or freelance opportunities. Sometimes I’ll contract with a company for a certain number of hours per week or for a specified … more

When we choose to win, that’s a good-news story

So how are you doing with the news these days? Maybe like some of my friends you just stopped watching or listening, thinking there is no place where you can go to find the truth. Nowhere to hide. As … more

Something rings true about conversation without phones

I had lunch with Mark, a good friend, someone I have known for 30 years, an important Colorado artist, and the wittiest man this side of New Smyrna. We met at a Littleton restaurant and reminisced … more

Stand by your newspaper, because it stands by you

To anyone who follows the news, it would appear the industry itself is under attack. Whether claims of “fake news” leveled by the president or cuts to already lean newsrooms, newspapers and media … more

Do what we can in the time we have left

Over the past weekend, I attended a wedding in Austin, Texas, a lovely affair on the back lawn of the Four Seasons Hotel, overlooking Lady Bird Lake. It was a bittersweet return to Austin for me. … more

Putting every kid on the path to a good-paying job

Every hard-working Coloradans deserve a chance to find a good-paying job. Many young people in our state — including soon-to-be high school grads — are hungry for an opportunity to work hard, … more

I might need more crud in my life to spark creativity

My wife and I went to see “I Can Only Imagine” over Spring Break. I enjoyed it very much, for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the discovery of J. Michael Finley, who played Bart … more

Finding common ground on issues of mental health

Put six Republicans and three Democrats on the same Denver stage, and you might not expect them to agree on anything. When it comes to improving mental health care, however, you can find common … more

Preparing for change, managing change and accepting change

As a frequent traveler I spend a lot of time on airplanes, in hotels, and in rental cars or Uber/Lyft rides. And I spend a lot of time in different cities around the world. With all of this travel, … more

Looking for things that will keep? Keep looking

When I was 18-19, I thought I wanted a career in hand-drawn illustration, and my goal was album covers. Glad I didn’t. Hand-drawn illustrations are mostly gone, and so are (long playing) album … more

If you’re not watching for dog food falling from the sky, you should be

Heads-up. Your dog food might be on its way down. Amazon (our new neighbors?) just received a patent for packages with inflatable air bags. Amazon wants to make deliveries by drone from as high as 25 … more
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