Keyword: Michael Alcorn
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“Tyler” is an honor student who is in three Advanced Placement classes, scored in the 95th percentile on his SAT, and is on track to attend a highly regarded college. Tyler goes home after school and spends hours reviewing the minutiae of … more
Last Saturday, my son had a soccer game at Platt Middle School in Boulder. And, though I spent four years in Boulder, I’d never been to Platt, so this was a new experience for me. Platt, it turns out, is in the older, eastern section of Boulder, … more
I’m going to do something a little bit risky with this column. No, no — I’m not using it to give relationship advice. I’m not that stupid. No, I’m going to write about something that is about to happen, but which you will know the … more
“The only constant in life is change.” My father must have quoted that little trope to me about 100 times in my life. Usually, it was at the exact moment that the wisdom of the statement was the least bit useful to me. But, of course, that … more
y week ended at a wedding Saturday night, as one of my wife’s associates tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend. A fine ending, given how everybody’s week started, with the news from Las Vegas. Saturday night, two people affirmed … more
AND…. Go Rockies! Yes, your Colorado Rockies are going to the postseason in 2017! Of course, by the time you read this, it is entirely possible that they will be out of the postseason already, but we’re going to ignore that for just a … more
I have long been an advocate of calculated risks, of daring greatly, and, in the words of John Maxwell, failing forward. Especially for young people, and people who are not responsible for others, sometimes the very best teacher is trying something … more
I love stories of Diems Carpe’d. That is too a real phrase. It’s the past imperfect conjugation of “Carpe Diem”. Or something like that. With some emphasis on imperfect. Sorry, Ms. Porter — that might be enough to send my old English … more
Sometimes, I really enjoy looking at things a little differently. Y’know, finding the weird evidence of something that doesn’t really jibe with the way everybody else looks at things. Let me give you an example. For a stretch of about 10 … more
I recently read an article about a thing called a "capsule wardrobe." A capsule wardrobe is, in short, the practice of populating your closet with many of the exact same outfit. That way, when you go … more
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