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I have some very good news for some of you — and you know who you are. You are exempt from all of the dog leash laws and ordinances and regulations in Douglas County. And do you know why? Because you are special. You are special and cool and … more
It is usually at this time of the year, or maybe even sooner, that we hear someone we know say something like, “I am so glad this year is coming to an end.” Or, “I can’t wait for the year to … more
Over the holiday break, I had the time to reflect on this past year and all the changes that have come to Jefferson County Public Schools, and to also consider our future. 2017 marked a number of … more
In a past life, I coached a couple seasons of high school baseball. And, if you don’t know baseball, you might not understand that, in baseball, we count EVERYTHING. Real baseball guys know batting averages, walks, hits, strikeouts, sacrifice … more
If you play poker long enough, sooner or later you will have to show your hand. That’s what I learned recently when I went to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker. No, I didn’t play in the WSOP, but my friend John had earned a seat through … 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
Thanksgetting? Sounds like one of those made-up holidays, doesn’t it? We all know there is no such holiday as Thanksgetting — well maybe not technically, but quite possibly a twist on the … more
If you are full of kringle and nog, I don’t want to bring my wet blanket into it very far, even though it’s tempting. The Christmas season once lasted a week or two. Then a month. Now it’s two … more
By the time you read this, I will have made another 365-day trip around the sun. Not a milestone birthday in itself, although the previous 12 months have been anything but ordinary. Consider all that has transpired since October 2016 … feel … more
In the weeks before Christmas, one of the radios stations had a Santa hotline of sorts. Kids would call in and leave their requests in a recording. I heard two calls one morning, two messages back to … more
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