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It’s probably a safe bet that at one time or another, all of us have been on the receiving end of well-intentioned but misguided policies coming out of Washington. Unfortunately, our public education system is no different. Whether you’re a … more
As the population of our communities ages, questions remain about key issues that older adults face in order to live happily and age well. Since the 1960s, the annual White House Conference on Aging has met to identify and advance actions to improve … more
Hamlet’s inconsistent character used to irk me until I saw David Davalos’ play “Wittenberg” at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder. I realize that, as a second-year college student, I can relate to the young prince’s internal … more
The banana’s appeal is not slipping. But the future of bananas is in doubt, and it’s not because they have a shelf life from here to the cash register. A CNN report said, “Fifty years ago we were eating better bananas.” The article … more
We have all seen it or witnessed it before, a customer who is antagonistic, rude and obnoxious, treating the employee or manager or business owner so poorly that they end up belittling the person and making everyone around them uncomfortable. They … more
The peak of summer is here. The hottest summer temperatures for the Denver and northeast Colorado area tend to occur in the second half of July, according to 30-year averages calculated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In … more
No more. No more Elvis impersonators. “Cheesie.” Tiresome. Tedious. But they happen all the time, and none of them is Early Elvis, when he was great. It’s the Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Elvis, when he was an unfortunate … more
Have you ever been on a long hike or maybe a good run or walk where you know you are getting close to the finish and you either slow down to ease through the end, or you become even more energized and power through the finish line? Maybe you have … more
I've been reading with interest the issue of vouchers for Douglas County parents who would like to choose alternative schools for their children. My children's father and I faced the same dilemma, … more
Maybe it’s you, perhaps it’s a child of yours or a neighbor, or a neighbor’s child, or maybe it’s just someone you know or whom you have heard about. And in any case, the problem isn’t only theirs, it’s all of ours. That’s the bad … more
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