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Editorial: Acts of heroism, kindness supply hope amid grief

For many years, we watched from our office windows as the students at STEM High School Highlands Ranch left school for the day or headed over to the Starbucks across the street. The school is in the … more

Check out groceries, human scenery, and emotionally

“Place the item in the bag.” “Place the item in the bag.” How many times could you hear “Place the item in the bag” before losing your mind? This is an ode to the 21st-century American … more

Disruptive tenacity destroys destructive behaviors

The push is on. With three months to go, many of us will be pushing through to meet and exceed our corporate goals and our personal objectives. Some of us are so close we can taste victory, and many … more

Name that tune, and win a chance to be quoted without compensation

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” That’s what German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said, and he didn’t even have a chance to hear Pink Floyd. Or Philip Glass, This Mortal Coil, the … more

For dad and daughter, a game that two can coach

Caley Mitchell stands next to third base, a white baseball cap shading her eyes, a single braid running down her back. Intensity radiates from her small frame as she leans her hands on her knees and looks toward the batter at home plate. 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

Words of encouragement, kindness draw attention

Thanks again for all of the emails regarding my column and the “Winning Words” found here each week. I truly appreciate you all. Interestingly enough, and based on the community’s feedback, it … more

New coach aims to reverse team’s trend

I recall talking with former Douglas County football coach Gene Hill after a couple games and he would always say his team needed to learn how to win. Well, it’s early, but at least the Huskies … 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

Storms never last, or do they?

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

Shades of gray look a lot less shady

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The day I found my first gray hairs, I thought I’d dye. Today’s essay is about gray hair. I like gray hair. Americans are not allowed to grow older gracefully. … more

The power rooted in trusted friendship

There was a recent video that made its way around social media and the news. It was the story of two Minnesota high school baseball teams playing in a playoff game, and the winner would be moving on … more

All joking aside, brace yourself for puns

When Chopin — one of my favorites — died, he began to decompose. No one is born with a sense of humor, and you can’t order one online. Some people are funny and some people aren’t. Some … more

Opioid crisis at the root — what are we so afraid of?

A key part of the seminary program I’m in is studying the values that drive our decisions individually and collectively. Yes, it’s important to triage and address the top layers of a problem to … more

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

Fortitude in the face of failure will keep you on promising path

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without the loss of enthusiasm,” says a quote often attributed to Winston Churchill. Sometimes we get so caught up in either one or the other, … 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

Hey kids, life is nice without that device

I was standing at the crossroads a few years ago. Along came a fellow with a guitar. Said his name was Robert Johnson and that he had something to sell, but not to me. I told him, “Me too.” He … more

Keep yourself humble to avoid a stumble

One of my favorite things to see is a humble winner. Not only a humble winner, but also a humble leader who willingly shares the victory and gives credit to the team around them, their friend, or a … more
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