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Catching sight of the real America

The other day, I’m driving down the road, and I see a scene which has stuck with me. There was a young woman, maybe late 20’s, slender and pretty, with brunette hair that had been frosted pink or … more

The born salesperson can be nature or nurture

So, occasionally, my selling roots do show up in some of my writing. And, although you may not be in sales yourself, two things may happen by continuing to read on. First, you may know someone in … more

A handful of clues before we choose

This is it, I promise. My one and only political column. Nationally, roughly 43% of eligible voters did not vote in the 2016 presidential election. Let’s try to do better. That’s all I am going … more

Competition — earning and learning our way to success

When it comes to competitive events, I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy a close game as opposed to a rout, even when it may mean the team that I am rooting for has a chance of losing. You … more

Life without coffee is ... well ... well, it’s bad

Bach credited God. Raymond Chandler refused to expedite the screenplay for “The Blue Dahlia” unless he was permitted to drink alcohol and to drink heavily. I depend upon hot, black coffee — … more

What midsummer dreams may come at the Arvada Center

The plays of William Shakespeare have been performed so many times in the more than 400 years since he did his writing that one mustn’t just consider the story, but how to tell that story. Emily … more

Jeffco commissioners on budget situation

Jefferson County has a reputation as a wonderful place for all to thrive. Taxpayer dollars allow the county to deliver vital services. But as our population grows, so does demand for public safety, … more

Nothing routine about inspiring enthusiasm

I have this routine that I go through almost every day with my trumpet. It’s 45 – 55 minutes of exercises, many of which are repetitive or very similar, and they are tedious. My wife, whose … more

Spending the gift that is a leap day

Leap. Leap of faith. Lovers’ leap. Leap to mind, look before you leap, on giant leap for mankind. Great leap forward. Leap frog, quantum leap, leap to conclusions. Leap year, leap month, leap day. … more

Looking on bright side may be tied to longer life

If you need help looking on the bright side, researchers may have found proof behind the power of positive thinking. Decades of research suggest that seeing the glass “half full” or “half … more

Top performers share their secrets to success

One myth about top performers in any field is that they tend to keep their secrets of success to themselves. Engaging in conversations with very successful senior executives, top-performing sales and … more

Noir films are satisfying dark blend

The misquote “The stuff that dreams are made of” concludes what great 1941 noir film? The answer and some interesting information about the film come later. Every Sunday in the mid-1970s, a … more

We’re building on proven scholarship success

SB20-006 passed the Senate unanimously on Feb. 13 and is set to be heard in the House soon. I’m a big advocate for leveraging our successes in the state legislature, and so recently we capitalized … more

A primary primer for Jefferson County

Now that we are in the middle of the first presidential primary in Colorado in 20 years, the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder’s office has been getting a lot of questions. Here are some answers: … more

Overcoaching can kill creativity

One of my oldest friends just sent me a video montage of Ichiro Suzuki, the baseball player. In an 18-year career in America with three different teams, he was a .300 hitter, a Gold Glove outfielder, … more

Momentum is game changer for success

A shift in momentum is usually extremely palpable. Sometimes the momentum swings in our favor, and sometimes it feels like we have lost it, and lost it quickly. In both cases, we know exactly when it … more

You want buzzwords? Buzzwords we got

My hope this year is to rebrand my brand with some brand new words, while holding on to such dependable ones as “go-to” and “vibe” and “sustainable.” Listen, my go-to restaurant in Lone … more

Curiosity is a good cue for 2020

Are you curious about 2020? I am. Perhaps you’ve made different and definite New Year’s resolutions for 2020. I never make resolutions, although I do make pledges – mostly to myself – … more

A big week of little consequence

“Welcome, my friends, to the show that never ends!” I have a sickness, one which I have admitted to before: I love politics. I am a political junkie. So, of course, last week I spent WAY too much … more

A pack of issues regarding wolf restoration

In January, the Secretary of State confirmed there were enough signatures on petitions calling for a public referendum on “restoration of gray wolves” in Colorado. This issue has taken wings … more
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