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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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Nov. 9, 2016, can't get here soon enough. The past two years have been an inglorious vaudeville featuring Meanness, Deception and Coarse Language. I don't talk to people like they do, and I … more
I apologized to a magazine. Kelly Ripa was staring at me at the checkout. If Kelly is downcast, then I am downcast. She always starts my day with a smile. She's effervescent and … more
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
Zzzzzz. Is there anything better than sleep? Just before sleep and just after sleep are my two favorite times of the day. The name for the lovely period right before we nod off is not very … more
Wow, is it just me or are there more people asking to be forgiven and offering up apologies than ever before? We are seeing it in the news, from the politicians, to athletes, we see it and hear it … more
Over breakfast coffee, a friend asked me, "Bessie Smith, Kate Smith or Patti Smith?" I said, "Is it a slow news day?" It's never a slow news day anymore, now that current events travel in a … more
As I attended a training session and workshop around accountability and goal setting last week, the facilitator took the class through a few very interesting exercises. And as many times as I have … 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
The Grim Reaper is all around us and dancing to a merry tune. Famines and floods disrupt our happy picnics. Radicals and terrorists make our lives miserable. The makers of EpiPens are up to no … more
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