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Editorial: Acts of heroism, kindness supply hope amid grief

For many years, we watched from our office windows as the students at STEM High School Highlands Ranch left school for the day or headed over to the Starbucks across the street. The school is in the … more

Number two opponent of success: Lack of authenticity

Last week we identified the impact of complacency in our pursuit of success. Today we will visit the power of authenticity in our success journey. And next week we will wrap it all up when we jump … more

Contest launched, and headline is clue

William Shakespeare wrote, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” Dorothy Parker wrote, “Brevity is the soul of lingerie.” Now, on the same footpath as the 17-syllable haiku contest comes this: a … more

Islands of success don’t all have palm trees

For some of us an island of success immediately conjures up the idea of living on a tropical paradise somewhere, removed from our worries and obligations, and living without debt or drama. We imagine … more

Do something by the book and don’t

Don’t. Don’t smoke. Don’t drink. Don’t run with scissors, spit into the wind, or put your jeans in the freezer. Someone who thinks I am officious sent me a book: “Don’t: A Manual of … more

For dad and daughter, a game that two can coach

Caley Mitchell stands next to third base, a white baseball cap shading her eyes, a single braid running down her back. Intensity radiates from her small frame as she leans her hands on her knees and looks toward the batter at home plate. more

Number three success blocker is empty gratitude bucket

Over the past two weeks we covered the contributing factors of complacency and lack of authenticity and the impact of both as we pursue our success. Today we will touch on the role and the power of … more

Final wishes need to be discussed in advance

My father-in-law just took a serious fall. So far, he has spent 45 days in the hospital in Missouri. Modern medicine is bound to find something wrong at age 90. This should have been a wake-up call … more

Mayor vows to bring Poudre water to Thornton

I’m writing you to tell you about recent developments regarding a very important project for everyone who lives or works in Thornton. On February 11, 2019, the Larimer County Commissioners denied … more

Colorado is overdue for red flag warning legislation

You would think that given Colorado’s unfortunate history of shootings and killings in high profile incidents that our state would have been a leader in adopting red flag warning legislation. While … more

Feeling good just feels so good, and that’s good

Are there one or two songs, that when we hear them, we just get happy, teary-eyed, energized, and just feel good? Of course, there are and that’s a good thing. Feeling good just feels good, … more

Rules are rules, even if your fur baby is special

I will say it from the start: I know how unfair this is to you. I know it’s unfair to you because you’re different. You’re not like everyone else, and neither is your dog “Rex.” Your dog is … more

Storms never last, or do they?

Life is for one generation. A good name (or a bad one) is forever. The area known as “the Divide” has a historically strong name or reputation for inclement Colorado weather. The May snowstorm of … more

Shades of gray look a lot less shady

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The day I found my first gray hairs, I thought I’d dye. Today’s essay is about gray hair. I like gray hair. Americans are not allowed to grow older gracefully. … more

The power rooted in trusted friendship

There was a recent video that made its way around social media and the news. It was the story of two Minnesota high school baseball teams playing in a playoff game, and the winner would be moving on … more

All joking aside, brace yourself for puns

When Chopin — one of my favorites — died, he began to decompose. No one is born with a sense of humor, and you can’t order one online. Some people are funny and some people aren’t. Some … more

Fortitude in the face of failure will keep you on promising path

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without the loss of enthusiasm,” says a quote often attributed to Winston Churchill. Sometimes we get so caught up in either one or the other, … more

Hey kids, life is nice without that device

I was standing at the crossroads a few years ago. Along came a fellow with a guitar. Said his name was Robert Johnson and that he had something to sell, but not to me. I told him, “Me too.” He … more

Keep yourself humble to avoid a stumble

One of my favorite things to see is a humble winner. Not only a humble winner, but also a humble leader who willingly shares the victory and gives credit to the team around them, their friend, or a … more

After the funeral — a look at being ready

The cause of death was influenza. For those of you following the story of my father-in-law, he spent nine weeks in the hospital due to the flu. While it is not unusual for a 90-year old to pass away, … more
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