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Movies make sense in a world that doesn’t

During these strange days and nights, many of you are watching films to pass time. So am I: mostly comedies, mysteries, and, believe it or not, love stories. Yes, I am a bread crumb-encrusted old … more

The ongoing economic impact of COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is in full force. The pandemic has touched the entire world in one way or another. It does not appear that anyone can escape the threat of the virus or the economic impact … more

Someday when this is all over ...

In last week’s column I made a recommendation to replace the word react with the word respond as sometimes we never just react, we either overreact and make things worse, or we underreact and … more

Avoid the impossible and seek the possible

Wishing you and your family safety, good health, patience, and happiness as we all go through this time together. And if your family or friends have experienced illness or loss, I will keep you in my … more

Let’s all not get together and think about this time

Stay at home, isolate, avoid crowds such as parties, concerts, athletic events, parades, weddings, funerals, and limit physical contact with non-household members. Snap. I have been doing just that … more

Strategic planners make recommendations for state

In 2015, the Colorado General Assembly created the Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA) to develop recommendations to ensure that Colorado is ready for the dramatic demographic shifts … more

Songs keep coming one day after another

Is your perception of time any different than it was a few months ago? For a while it seemed like I was having at least two birthdays every year. Now? Time has slowed down. Days are different. Weeks … more

Together we will help our children endure

As we embark upon online learning with our students and families, I want to thank the Douglas County community. These are uncharted waters for everyone. Like a ship captain without the traditional … more

Minding our own business of the mind

“Mind your own business,” has probably never felt more literal than right now. With social distancing and sheltering in place orders, we are finding ourselves with a lot of time at home with our … more

As always, we’re here for our communities

I am writing this column today from home. Like many of you, our office is closed. However, we are far from closed. All departments are operational remotely. Our reporters are covering your … more

The gift of hardship and disappointment

In an attempt to put a positive spin on the current immensely negative COVID-19 disaster, I am reminded of the teachings of a famous existential psychiatrist, Viktor Frankl. Dr. Frankl experienced … more

Patience and diligence as we find missing pieces of puzzle

Have you ever put together a jigsaw puzzle? If you have, you know exactly what it feels like to be working through it and then finally finding that one piece of the puzzle that had haunted you for … more

There’s no reason we can’t have a little fun

It’s springtime in the Rockies. Try to keep that in mind. It may not be anyone’s idea of an ideal spring, but it’s the only one we’re going to have this year. A year that’s only three … more

When difficult times create easy decisions

People make new decisions based on new information. And sometimes, what we think are difficult decisions to make as we face a trying or challenging time, become much easier to make when we receive … more

When life gives you moisture, make the moist of it

Headline: “Celebrity swears by moisturizer.” Tell me: Who swears by a moisturizer? What exactly is a moisturizer? Is here a man alive who can say the word “moisturizer” with a straight face? … more

Let’s take a look at the ‘wall of worry’

The first quarter is not off to a good start for many investors. It feels like we hit the perfect storm of coronavirus (CoV), political campaigns and the general aging of the business cycle all at … more

Preparing DCSD students for today — and beyond

It is a great time to be part of the Douglas County School District (DCSD)! We are preparing our students for today — and beyond. Did you know DCSD students can earn college credit while in high … more

Art becomes something people can really get into

If you own what is commonly called a “painting,” you might want to hang on to it. Someday it might be worth a lot of money as a curiosity. Paintings, typically but not always, are considered art, … more

‘Once upon a time’ is right now, in our hands

We are all familiar with the start of a story that begins with, “Once upon a time.” What if that time is right now? What if years from now someone tells our story based on what they know about … more

The born salesperson can be nature or nurture

So, occasionally, my selling roots do show up in some of my writing. And, although you may not be in sales yourself, two things may happen by continuing to read on. First, you may know someone in … more
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