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Return of the ‘Elf’ on the Arvada Center’s shelf

So much of the holidays are about comfort and familiarity, which is one of the many reasons why people love hearing the same stories every year. But just because you might know the story doesn’t … more

Opinion: It all starts with the attitude of gratitude

Each day brings us an opportunity to look upon the world in awe and wonder. Depending on where we live, travel to, or vacation, we have opportunities to see and experience some amazing sights. … more

Opinion: Finding gratitude, even in these times

Not sure about you, but it doesn’t really feel like Thanksgiving time to me right now. It’s usually my favorite holiday — full of gratitude, lots of comfort food, and beloved family rituals. … more

Denver Film Festival tells the story of a world in flux

There’s nothing like sitting in a movie theater. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down, the future of in-person viewing has suddenly became a more pressing concern. There’s no … more

Our national produce is looking a bit bruised

“For every tree is known by its fruit.” James, 6:44 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians, … more

The great slate debate

Another odd-number year Election Day, another school board election with slates of candidates in Jefferson County. We deserve better. While school board members in Jefferson County represent specific … more

Opinion: Do you see what we all see?

The resume came through first, and then an email, and finally a phone call. The person trying to connect with me is someone whom I have known for a long time. When they let me know that they were … more

Check out the new Denver Museum of Nature & Science exhibit - at your own pace

Ask most people what it takes to survive and thrive in nature and speed will be among the top elements any creature should have. And that is largely correct. But as is often the case in the natural … more

ARPA funds will help some of Jeffco’s financial challenges – but only temporarily

As the holiday season approaches, like many of you, we can’t wait to spend more quality time with our family and friends. But before we can unwind, we must take care of some important business. … more

The problem with money in politics

A few weeks ago, I stumbled into an event that, it turns out, was a fundraiser for a politician. I had other things to do, so I didn’t give it a lot of thought, but I did take a moment to look … more

Opinion: Developmentally disabled students are in schools, but so is segregation

There is a sentiment that I believe we can all agree on: Children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities should be included in all aspects of society. It’s simple. It’s … more

Opinion: Time to press the energy button

We are all familiar with the image of the “Easy Button,” as we have seen it in commercials, in stores, and in advertisements. Many people use is as a funny response to a text or on social media … more

A holiday JAAMM that celebrates all arts

So often festival experiences are centered around a particular kind of creation - film, music, books, etc. The JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center’s 14th annual Neustadt Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies … more

An altogether too-common tale

My Friday morning started with a text from a former legislator who now lives in Tennessee that I hadn’t heard from in almost three years. He’d received an email from me asking for a favor that he … more

Opinion: Dual-tasking can help with balance

As you age, you may start to notice changes in your balance, or may have already experienced a fall. Noticing changes in your balance can feel intimidating or even scary at times, but it's important … more

Opinion: Personal growth precedes, boosts professional growth

Last week I had the privilege to participate in a professional development program for salespeople delivered by my good friend and mentor Bryan Flanagan. more

Denver Film Festival returns with the theatrical experience in tow

The latter half of the 2010s saw increased involvement in national and local elections, with more women running – and winning – than ever before. While national figures drew a lot of eyes, … more

Abrazos: Celebrating 10 years of writing for peace

Ten years ago, sitting outside a coffee shop with a group of Lighthouse Writers Workshop colleagues, I met Carmel Mawle. Carmel told us she was founding the nonprofit organization Writing for Peace, … more

Alcorn on the road part II

I wrote last week about how I love to travel, to see and experience things that are not the norm. But I would be remiss if I didn’t mention what an exceptional part of the experience of travel is … more

The divisions wrought by the disinformation age

Disinformation certainly fuels our political divide. There is a cottage industry which creates and sends partisan emails into millions of inboxes. We open them because they were sent by a friend. Of … more
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