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Dear Senators and Representatives of the 115th Congress: I am writing to respectfully ask you – all of you – to stop hiding behind the smokescreen of “but they made me do it.” No one makes you vote the way the way you do. No one forces to … more
Quick show of hands: how many of you out there gave up something for Lent? Okay, now, Catholics put your hands down. See, that's what I thought. I grew up Catholic, and so observing Lent was … more
April is National Poetry Month. Thus, I paraphrase: "Oh, somewhere in this favoured land the sun is shining bright, / The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light; / And somewhere … more
On April 3, 2017, the Arvada City Council issued a formal proclamation to mark the centennial of America’s declaration of war against Imperial Germany, which resulted in our nation’s entry into the Great War that became known as World War I. Of … more
The Denver Nuggets, if you haven't noticed, are a very interesting team to watch this year. They've made some huge strides, after a few abysmal seasons, and have a legitimate star in the making in … more
April is National Poetry Month. Thus, I paraphrase: "Oh, somewhere in this favoured land the sun is shining bright, / The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light; / And somewhere … more
My teaching partner, Pattie Nelson, is a prime example of a 100-percenter. She comes to work every day with an inexhaustible supply of energy. She puts time and thought preparing for every day, and … more
This year’s self-inflicted budget “crisis” is part of a larger calamity that we’ve seen developing in Jeffco schools since we moved here from Alberta Canada seven years ago. Unfortunately, it is one that district management and boards have … more
As your Jeffco Board of Education, we make it our core mission to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. Funding challenges at the state level (Colorado owes K-12 education over $800 million a year, and that … more
March is National Nutrition Month, and in my recent work for an organization that provides nutritional counseling, I learned a lot about healthy eating, weight loss and wellness and, no, my extensive knowledge about losing weight is not just from … more
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