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My first three years teaching — in what seems like a completely different lifetime — I taught at a huge middle school in the south of Jefferson County. We had 1200 students. It was so large, my last year, we had to do a split schedule where … more
The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District reauthorization bill, SB-016, falls short of good government ideals. Here's why: Accountability SB-016 assesses tax through 2030, funding Tier … more
The other day I was listening to sports talk radio — I think a lot of us have been listening to sports talk this week — and I heard one of the talkers describe a Denver Broncos player (maybe Aqib Talib) as “a human Red Bull.” I hear … more
As a fourth-generation Coloradan, I am proud to call this wonderful place home. Our state leads the country in so many ways. It’s not just our ski resorts and natural spaces that attract so many people here. We are a leader in workforce … more
I was reading an article the other day about a school in Texas which has increased the amount of recess it allows its kids each day. And not just a little bit — they’ve more than tripled the amount of recess kids get. In some grades that … more
Ready? Gonna roll out some of my “nerd” credibility now. There was an episode of the original “Star Trek” series in which Captain Kirk was on trial for the negligent death of one of his crew members. At issue was whether or not the … more
Well, that was an interesting start to the new year. My first week of 2016 started with two funerals—one for the father of a friend, the other for the father of my oldest friend. Somebody said we’re “getting to that age.” I don’t want … more
I love to read. I guess it’s not a big surprise that the favorite pastime of a writer would be reading what other people write. But maybe it’s a little bit of a surprise that I don’t read with a critical eye. That is to say, I like to immerse … more
I am sure that you have seen the lists too, you know the kind I am talking about, right? Those lists that provide us with “The Best States to Live In,” “The Best Doctors,” “The Best Diets,” “The Best Restaurants” and the “Best” … more
Is Christmas celebration appropriate when we have troubles and sorrow? Is it possible? This is the most wonderful time of the year. The lights, the music, and hustle and bustle of shopping warm our hearts and brighten our spirits during this time … more
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