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So the other day I saw a statistic that caught my attention: “Data shows that the population between the ages of 19 and 30 have only read one book in the past 12 months, and that book was Facebook.” Now obviously this is not true — it was … more
It wasn’t love at first sight. Or second, third, fourth or fifth. Maybe 10th. She says that I frowned at her, the first time I saw her. I say I squinted. There is a big difference. I was just about to give an oil painting … more
Life is for one generation. A good name (or a bad one) is forever. The area known as “the Divide” has a historically strong name or reputation for inclement Colorado weather. The May snowstorm of … more
Running a newspaper 120 years ago was the kind of business that required varying degrees of verbosity -- depending mostly on how much advertisement the paper was able to sell. And it was true … more
To paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of our demise are greatly exaggerated. Newspapers have a million ways of being useful and some of them have nothing at all to do with being black and white and read … more
I am not sure about you, but when it comes to multitasking, I like to think I am really good at it, that is until I realize … I’m not. Now, it’s not that I haven’t tried to get as much done as possible in the shortest amount of time, … more
Once again, I wasn’t asked to give a commencement speech anywhere. That’s fine with me. I am not a big believer in ceremonies. I gave a commencement speech once, and it was awful. I think that graduating from high school or college is … more
Let me tell you the story of a constituent of mine named Humberto. His parents brought him to the United States at the age of 2, moving to Colorado when Humberto was 6. A few years ago, Humberto graduated from Aurora Central High School, the high … more
Language, its meaning, and the way it travels about, has always been fascinating to me. And Colorado may claim its share of the responsibility for coloring some of that language. For example, … more
Last week I attended and participated in a leadership retreat. There were many agenda items and topics that were covered over two days, but one topic really caught my attention: ownership. As I took part in the conversation and worked through the … more
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