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Quiet Desperation

Look, in a word, the deal is, arguably, pointless

Look, I want everyone to stop saying “look” like I just did, before making a statement. I hear it all the time now. It’s used this way, I’m guessing, to let your listeners know what you are …
Winning Words

Setting goals sets us on the path to power

Here is the challenge, find someone who has achieved greatness, excellence, or has completed the pursuit of something worthy and meaningful. And when you find them ask them if it was by pure luck, or …
Winning Words

Owning a healthy self-image helps make solid connections

“Who is your best friend?” Suzanne, one of our community readers, posed this question to her 10-year-old grandson. As he thought about it, he listed about ten kids he would consider to be his …
Quiet Desperation

If coffee didn’t exist, it would be hard to swallow

"Coffee drinkers live longer.” Thank you, Joe DiMaggio. “People who drink two to three cups of coffee a day live longer than people who don’t” (U.S. News, July 3). A study shows that I will …

Winning Words

Take a focused approach to information overload

Thanks again for the tremendous support from the community. I really do love receiving your emails, thoughts and questions, so please keep them coming. One of the more common emails I receive lately …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: A double dip?

A double dip? As the Douglas County School Board attempts to have charter parents get behind a possible bond election, are they selling out neighborhood schools for votes? If charter schools were …

Letter to the editor: School board’s sales job

School board’s sales job The Douglas County School Board’s strategy for selling the tax increase on the November ballot is now clear. They want money for teacher pay raises but that likely …

Letter to the editor: Child care a key investment

Child care a key investment As an educator with more than 30 years of experience, I have seen firsthand how high-quality early childhood programs help children and families thrive. While quality …

Letter to the editor: Pointing out bias is important

Pointing out bias is important My thanks to George Sullivan, of Centennial, for his excellent letter to the editor earlier this month. He stated what I wanted to say, but more elequently than I might …

Letter to the editor: Ruling doesn’t make sense

Ruling doesn’t make sense A federal judge ruled that the Douglas County School District violated the law by promoting a Christian group’s mission trip. The case involved the Fellowship of …
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