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A switch in time ain’t kind

Don’t forget to fall back. I would rather not fall back or spring forward, and every year others express the same thing at the time, and then we forget about it until it comes around again. It’s … more

Amazing success comes from within and without

Years from now someone will be sharing their life stories with the world and recognizing the people who influenced them the most and contributed to their successes. People will stand on stage, at a … more

Roth conversion is worth considering as tax year wanes

The most successful investors understand early on to not worry about the things you cannot change and to focus on the things you can. Even though there are only about 10 weeks left in 2019, there may … more

Arapahoe County Ballot Issue 1A: Jail safety outweighs some legitimate concerns

Deputies assaulted by inmates more frequently than ever before. Electrical systems, walls, floors and plumbing stressed and strained to the limits. Inmates living three to a cell. Little room to … more

Finding the value in our values

If you have never taken the time to identify or define what your values are, or what your belief system is, don’t sweat it because you are not alone. As a matter of fact, most people just assume … more

Show me the gore, I’ll show you the door

For unknown reasons, I have never wanted to enter the rhythm of a Black Sabbath concert, or walk down the mall with fake blood on my face, or a fake severed head under my arm. Maybe you can tell me … more

Proposition DD is a good bet for Colorado

Proposition DD, the legalization and taxation of sports betting in Colorado, is the result of a May 2018 Supreme Court ruling that repealed the federal government ban on sports gambling. Since then, … more

Proposition CC is tempting but comes up short

It’s a very intriguing proposition. Vote to forgo a relatively small tax refund and allow the state to spend that money on much-needed programs for K-12 education, higher education and … more

Colorado journalism needs public support

There was a time, not so long ago, when the two of us were foes in a "newspaper war." We thought that the winner would … more

What’s really driving our conflicts, and why should we care?

We’ve all got conflict in our lives. All of us. Whether we admit it, see it, or deny it, it’s there. For some, it might be occasionally. For others, it might be on a daily basis. Almost none of … more

Stigma is barrier to treatment for behavioral health

Five years ago in September, I had started a new job in a large Colorado health system, working to expand behavioral health services, chronic disease management, and public health programs. I was … more

There are no words for these classic films

Silents are golden. (Microsoft Word is telling me there’s a typo in that sentence, but it’s not true.) Silent films are golden to me. Many silent films and directors and performers were great, … more

Check yourself if you’re just checking the box

Top performers never just check the box — and neither should you. We know when we are simply going through the motions, don’t we? We also recognize when we are doing something without passion or … more

Disruptive tenacity destroys destructive behaviors

The push is on. With three months to go, many of us will be pushing through to meet and exceed our corporate goals and our personal objectives. Some of us are so close we can taste victory, and many … more

Name that tune, and win a chance to be quoted without compensation

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” That’s what German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said, and he didn’t even have a chance to hear Pink Floyd. Or Philip Glass, This Mortal Coil, the … more

Challenging ourselves is hard, but rewards are worth it

In my line of work, words like “challenges” or “challenged” and excuses seem to be interwoven. If a company or individual is challenged by a problem or situation, oftentimes what I hear as … more

The object is to name objectionable objects

It’s no contest, but if it were a contest, what inanimate object would get your vote for “Most Likely to Exasperate” you to the point of expressions that cannot be printed here? Note: Naming a … more

Farewell to laundromats is a wash come true

I just washed a load of colors and had a particularly gruesome flashback to a time when I didn’t own a washing machine. I didn’t own a washing machine until I was 33. I depended upon the ones in … more

Winning happens when we choose to win

When we are intentional about making our choices and deliberate when it comes to choosing our own path, we typically increase our chances of success. It’s when we allow others to make our choices … more

Tariffs increasing market volatility

Thank goodness we live in the United States. Among the blessings we share is an economy that has been more self-reliant than most. The United States contains vast amounts of natural resources, the … more
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