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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
“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
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
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
Who are you voting for? That is the question that we are all being asked. The other question is: “What are you voting for?” Now here is my question for you: “How have you been responding?” As you all know, this is not a … 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
“Every day is a new challenge.” That was the response to the first question I had asked of Diana Rudolph during our coffee meeting the other day. It was such a great response and it fueled the rest of my questions for our brief visit … more
It is colder than a well digger’s bottom in the Klondike. I have cleaned up my father’s expression somewhat. It’s 4 degrees. The snow melted, then froze, the ice melted, then froze. The side streets are a mess, but once you get out … more
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