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Consistent healthy self-image leads to consistent success

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” ­­— Dwayne Johnson Having spent so much time studying personal … more

Lovers of classic machines are caught in a type warp

Watched a documentary about typewriters. Titled “California Typewriter.” Came out in 2016. Numerous segments. Featuring typewriter loyalists: Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard. Others less … more

The three big challenges facing the new school board

As expected, this November’s election was a relatively low-turnout affair, with no major state or national political offices being determined at the polls. However, there were local school board … more

I don’t need to win the lottery to provide tender loving attention

As of this writing, the nationwide Powerball jackpot is $60 million. A few years ago, when it had climbed crazily to hundreds of millions, I was asked what kind of car I would buy if I had that kind … more

An Open Letter to Every Person Between the Ages of Nine and Twenty-four

You’re scaring me. Look, I know we’ve stuck you in a world that’s in disarray. We’re a little confused, ourselves. We’re not sure if we’re supposed to tell you to work hard, stay focused … more

Blaming one bad call is ... a bad call

You may already know that I’m a bit of a sports fanatic, so fall is full of abundance for me – football, hockey, and more than a passing interest in the World Series this year … I actually … more

Aim your anger appropriately Jeffco

Just so you know where I’m coming from as I direct my ire at some of the people in this community, let me give you a little background on things that matter in the last few weeks: Our local … more

Some good news about the Colorado River and fly fishing

In terms of water development by public agencies of western slope water resources there is no greater nor numerous partnerships than Denver Water and the Colorado River water system, and the Fraser … more

Focusing on the fantastic frees us from fear and failures

Wow, there are six “f” words in the title of this column. And I am sure you have noticed that they are slightly different from what some might think about when they consider the “f” word. If … more

Okay, okay, there’s no two ways about it

I had writer’s block. I had no original ideas. I knew if the block lingered, I would revert, and harangue about the injustices being, like, done, like, to, like, the English language. So I went to … more

Flaws are found when you forget fundamentals

There is nothing new under the sun. Have you, too, been frustrated watching the Denver Broncos’ futility over the last four years? New coaches. New quarterbacks. New offensive coordinators. They … more

Colorado will suffer unless Congress halts HIT tax

Health care is hotly debated in Washington, and I’d be willing to bet most people think it’s too expensive. This is certainly true for Colorado employers — and especially entrepreneur-led … more

Halloween is perfect time for transformational success

Halloween is an interesting time of year. It is a time of year where children of all ages get to dress up and have a little fun pretending to be someone or something that they are not. For some of … more

Music lovers note their favorite songs

“Knock-knock.” “Who’s there?” “Knock-knock.” “Who’s there?” “Knock-knock.” “Who’s there?” “Philip Glass.” That joke goes out to my friend and former KVOD host David … more

A fleeting glimpse of the power of art

My senior year of college, as part of completing my requirements of my music degree, I performed a recital. This is, for those who have never been through one, a terrifying event. It was me ... with … more

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

We trust Jefferson County enough to say yes to 1A

Jefferson County has been doing us a favor. For 18 years, the county has been collecting less property tax money from residents than it could have. This was largely a preemptive move to ensure the … more

(Life) lessons that I try to live by

Life Lesson #343: Always open the yogurt carton away from you. Life Lesson #122: If you get dressed before you brush your teeth, you will get little white spots all over your clothes. These are a … 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
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