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When I took on the role of board of education president, I was hopeful for the opportunity to encourage diverse voices in order to address issues within the Douglas County School District. Admittedly, the road is much more difficult than I thought. … more
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Judy Racine kneels on the rug, the gaggle of second- and third-graders scattered around her. The learning target is printed neatly on the easel board: “I can give kind, helpful and specific feedback.” “What does that mean?” Judy … more
Imagine for a moment that someone very close to you, maybe a family member or friend, called you and during your conversation they said something like, “Do you know my favorite thing about you is that you are always smiling, always optimistic, and … more
What a relief. Today’s headline was not about the Broncos. The front page story was about as far from the National Football League as it gets. And I didn’t understand a word of it. Unfortunately it’s probably too late. I think … more
There are many people right here in our own community who have been blessed enough and who have worked hard enough where they enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. And there are others who have worked just as hard, if not harder, but have earned less … more
Please pass this along to someone who might benefit from it. Colorado is like a beautiful state. Colorado is like bordered by Wyoming, Nebraska, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Utah. Colorado was like named for the Colorado River. Annoying … more
One of the toughest situations that ever happens to any traveler, especially someone traveling frequently on business, is when they have arrived at the airport too late and miss their flight. Whether it was traffic, weather, or just plain old bad … more
I ran over a phone book with my snowblower this morning. I really wish I hadn’t. Shredded pages went everywhere. Here’s what happened. Someone left a new phone book on my front porch on the night of a recent snowstorm. The snow … more
Investors are not happy. But according to the volatility index, they are not panicked either. This could be the most orderly correction we have ever seen. The markets seem to drift based on whatever news blows in. One day it is China, the next oil. … more
School safety is not a topic my parents ever worried about. Unfortunately, today parents do worry about it because tragic events have captured the attention of the entire community. Safety in our schools is now top-of-mind for teachers, parents and … more
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