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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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The pain of racism is real and immediate: A young black woman looks toward the sky, tears leaving trails on her cheeks. As she chants, “We have nothing to lose but our chains,” she collapses into the arms of her friends. Jonathan Butler, a … more
Is Christmas celebration appropriate when we have troubles and sorrow? Is it possible? This is the most wonderful time of the year. The lights, the music, and hustle and bustle of shopping warm our hearts and brighten our spirits during this time … more
If you are reading this and you have a beard, stop right now and go get yourself registered. Terrorists have beards, and, clearly, if you have a beard, you are a terrorist. Similarly, terrorists have … 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
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