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Let’s make sure everyone counts in census

Exciting news for the City of Centennial! The Census Bureau recently listed Centennial as having the highest response rate for completion of the 2020 Census (for cities over 100,000) in the United … 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

They’re all good puppers at Museum of Nature and Science

People love dogs. A lot. Take a walk down any street in the metro area, pop a squat at almost any patio or take any trail, and you’re bound to meet a pooch or two. Which makes “Dogs! A Science … more

‘Nobody’s perfect’ is perfect to remember

You may have had the perfect meal recently, accompanied by a perfect bottle of wine. Maybe you had a perfect tee shot, driving it dead center in the middle of the fairway. Or maybe you had the … more

Driving should be a slam dunk, not just a slam

Each and every day in Colorado, there are more than 2 million rear-end collisions caused by motorists following too closely, resulting in numerous injuries and deaths and millions of dollars in auto … more

How to plan during mayhem

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in the documentary film “I AM,” was asked how to change the world. “How do you eat an elephant?” he replied. “One bite at a time.” Behind the humor, what Tutu … more

Is it time to change the station?

Maybe you may have heard of this radio station before, WIIFM, which stands for “What’s in it for me?” This has been one of the most popular stations that many of us have tuned into for far too … more

Give life enough time and it breaks us all

“Janet,” one of my readers, can no longer read. That means she can no longer handwrite letters like the ones she has been sending to me for the past three or four years. Hers were the only … more

Pandemic Self Portraits at 40 West

First Friday events are among the most popular summer happenings for galleries and arts organizations all over the metro area. Which means that even though they were going to look different, … more

Here’s an opportunity to err dirty laundry

Let’s have some fun. See if you can tell me how many typographical and grammatical errors there are in this column. Hint: there are alot. It’s going to really drive my proofreader crazy because … more

Reimagining and reinventing while staying true to ourselves

As individuals and companies look to the second half of the year, many have already put 2020 behind them and are looking at plans and goals for 2021. The impact has forced us all to learn how to … more

Chicano Music Hall of Fame announces 2020 class

Like in so many cultures, music plays a vital connective and communicative role in Chicano life. That music has been honored since 2002 at Su Teatro’s Chicano Music Hall of Fame, and now there’s … more

What are we afraid of? Sit down and grieve

It's not the pandemic, or viral partisanship, or even revealed racism. Rather, we're in an epidemic of being afraid of loss. What am I going to lose today? My freedom to walk down the street with a … more

For those in the middle, America is like dodgeball

One of Steve Allen’s regular comedy routines was reading letters to the editor the way he imagined the writers wrote them: angry. He’d sit at his desk wearing an upturned fedora with a press card … more

Transforming the way we live, work and play

If you have been venturing out into public to run errands, to shop, or to dine in or take out, you have probably become very familiar with these words: welcome; wait; watch; and thank you. Many … more

Pandemic purpose, passion, performance

What happens when our “get-up-and go” has gotten up and went? That's a question many of you have been asking in one way or another. more

The good, the bad, and the jumbly

According to a top-secret study that up until recently had been suppressed, for one week in January there were an identical number of bad people 18 and older living in America as good people. How the … more

Comedy reached heights when ‘Airplane!’ took off

Surely, you have seen “Airplane!” (Exclamation mark theirs.) If not, it’s a 1980 film filled with visual and verbal gags that features Leslie Nielsen, Peter Graves, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges … more
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