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My dad, a life-long resident of the state until his death last year, insisted that there are wolverines in Colorado. Not only that, but he claimed he had spotted the beast twice in the last few … more
Every storyteller knows about the rule of three. Beginning, middle, and end. Tension, build up, and release. Omne trium perfectum (Latin for ‘every set of three is complete’). I have early … more
Ah, technology. The wonders that we can do with these marvelous little devices we all haul around in our pockets. Of course, if you’re a teenage girl, they’re not really in your pocket, are they? They’re more like protruding out your back … more
As it turns out, there are about 15 different streams in Alaska that are called ‘Cripple Creek,’ but as usual, the one most remembered — is the one where the gold was. That one, first … more
Don’t come up three words shy in family life is good tip to live by. In the civic arena of the early election season, we say don’t be four words short. Be able to stand up and say, “I registered to vote.” Even though matters of … more
I attended my 40-year-high school class reunion last month in Monte Vista, my hometown in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado. I had been anticipating this event for months, even more than for our 10-, 20-, or 30-year reunions, although each of … more
The past five weeks have been extremely busy including several flights and two cross-country road trips. Albeit I snuck in a vacation at the beach, I was unable to heed my own advice and completely disconnect from work and completely revel in the … more
At a time when federal dollars are stretched thin, we need to shift to models that pay for outcomes, rather than paying for services that may or may not be working. This is the type of approach that can and should apply to a range of government services. It's also the type of approach Republican Sen. Rob Portman and I took when crafting the recently passed Pay-for-Success Act - which works to make federal job training programs more effective and responsive to what employers want. more
Stuff. Most of us have lots of it. Cristin Bleess and her husband, Adrian Horner, did. more
Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice held a press conference May 23 in an attempt to characterize punching his then-fiancé – and dragging her unconscious body out of an elevator in an Atlantic City casino in February – as a … more
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