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Embracing a code of conduct for life

I think most of us would agree that what we are about to see and hear in the next 50-some days from people across the political, social and economic spectrums is going to be unlike anything we have … more

Stories on Stage on screen

Never underestimate the power of a good story. They can provide comfort, particularly during challenging times like the one the world is currently living through. So, it’s with a sigh of relief … more

Change is the only constant

Ancient Greek philosophers taught valuable lessons that are still relevant today. “Change is the only constant in life” from Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher from 500 BCE¹ is one of my … more

The path to success is open to everyone

“You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” - Zig Ziglar Imagine waking up every day, reminding ourselves of Zig’s quote above. How … more

Mother Nature just decided to wing it

Mother Nature spent more time naming some of her children than she did others. Allegedly it took her three days to come up with “platypus.” It’s known she spent over an hour deciding on … more

‘Twice as Less Not Perfect’ aims for connection

One of the most common pieces of advice couples receive at weddings is a reminder that marriage, like any long-term relationship, isn’t always easy. What is easy is for people in these … more

Heck of a summer reset happening for schools

Sooooo….. how’s everybody doing? By the time you’re reading this, we in Jefferson County will have completed our first two days of actual school this year. And whether that’s at the … more

Get motivated and creative with physical activity

We are living in interesting times. Just a while ago our calendars were jam-packed with events. That quickly changed to having a wide open calendar and spending more time at home and in the beautiful … more

Finding the solution is all about knowing where to look

Last week while spending some time on a sandy beach with my wife and a couple of friends, I had lost my wedding ring in the sand. It was the middle of the day, fairly hot and very sunny out, and I … more

The very best sign is the dotted line

There are few things more engrossing than punctuation. I think we can all agree on. That. Punctuation allows us to disambiguate sentences. Where would we be without disambiguation? Does the panda … more

Spin a mystery in six words

One of the most famous things Ernest Hemingway ever wrote is only six words long: “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Packed into those few words is a whole story of life and heartbreak, and that … more

Banding together to learn more about birds

One of the true mysteries of nature is the instinctive “movement” of birds and mammals of all sizes over the time and span of their life. Be it the massive herds of elk gathering in the high … more

Take a stand against PPP taxation

As if things weren’t hard enough for Colorado’s small businesses, news comes that the Trump administration plans to claw back a chunk of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds that … more

Here's the secret to getting 'It' done

Whatever “It” is that we have to get done, there is a secret to making sure that we actually get it done. It's called accountability, or rather personal accountability. If you are a regular … more

It's time for all of us to go off on a limb

This is an emotional plea directed to anyone within the sound of my written voice who talks with their hands. Please: Stop, quit, desist, cease. Enter rehab. Borrow a pair of handcuffs from me. I … more

New miniature home, more big fun

While a pandemic isn’t the optimal time for the Denver Museum of Miniature Dolls & Toys to reveal their new home, that isn’t stopping them from celebrating their reopening after two years. … more

Crummy contradictions create current consternation

Once upon a time, I wrote a piece about my dad in which I argued that great minds, like my father’s, were capable of maintaining seemingly contradictory beliefs. For instance, he was a classically … more

Want divisiveness to stop? Campaign for empathy

The other day I was in a Zoom meeting with some folks, one of whom I have struggled with personally. There are few people in my life with whom I default to judgment anymore, but she has been one. For … more

The positive evolution of professional selling

Think about a time when you decided not to get behind a cause, chose not to buy into an idea or plan, or decided not to make a purchase of a product or service. When I ask people why they chose not … more

Lesson still unknown as pandemic year schools us all

The title of the assignment was intentionally dumb: “How I Spent My Summer Vacation,” a holdover from the grade school writing projects many of us were assigned. It was the first assignment in … more
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