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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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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
I am sure that you have seen the lists too, you know the kind I am talking about, right? Those lists that provide us with “The Best States to Live In,” “The Best Doctors,” “The Best Diets,” “The Best Restaurants” and the “Best” … 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
I have no plans to see “The Force Awakens.” Maybe if I lost a bet. I would rather watch “This Old House.” Movies that are held together by special effects don’t interest me. At all. I prefer down-to-earth human conundrums. I … more
A snowman was seen shopping for carrots. I guess you could say that he was picking his nose. I am not crazy about icy roads, but otherwise, let it snow. Go ahead and let it drop way below freezing too. I like it. The furnace runs all … more
So a buddy of mine recently visited Cuba. His sister had asked him to pick up a commemorative thimble as a souvenir for her friend. On the last day, while riding on a bus, he realized he had forgotten to buy the thimble and said something out loud … more
“Shout, shout, let it all out, these are the things I can do without.” What’s on your list? Mine is long and irrelevant, but in idle moments it’s an interesting contemplation. Conversely there are plenty of things I cannot do without, … more
This is what is not going to happen: Stellar or even average returns on the stock market. Unexpected economic growth. Better-than-expected corporate earnings. Basically, this is not a good year for the investor. Here is why: We just completed … more
This is the most popular time of the year when people will attempt to make a change in their lives. Some will set out determined to make a significant change or turnaround in their lives, maybe even kick a habit they have been battling with for many … more
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