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And they're off! Caucuses mean campaign 2018 is underway

Did you hear the starting gun or the bell rung on Tuesday evening, March 6th? It was heard by many dedicated believers in both major political parties with caucus meetings held in homes, public … more

Four ways to attract the IRS’ attention ( and not in a good way)

I will own the fact that I have been preparing tax returns for more than 40 years, and I’ve seen some really interesting tax returns. During my career, I have probably represented clients in IRS … more

The hardest things in life could well be the easiest things in life

While facilitating a workshop for a corporate client, I asked the class a simple question. I asked them this, “What is the hardest thing about getting on an elevator?” As I looked out at the … more

Sometimes when all seems good, that really is the case

If it’s on the floor, it’s on the menu. If it’s near the floor, it’s on the menu. Who would drink toilet water if he could reach it? No, it’s not: 1. A Republican, or 2. A Democrat. Who … more

Good financial advice that applies to any age

Investors may be puzzled by current market and economic news. After a long run that appears to have had virtually no volatility, February and March showed market swings never seen before in the … more

For once, a message really is urgent: Put down the phone while driving

After all of these years, I’m surprised, I’m still surprised.” I hear myself saying this more and more. After reading this you’ll understand why. I’m often approached by people who want to … more

Reform in a SNAP: Linking assistance to work right idea

It comes as no surprise. Each day, each week and each month the public becomes aware of yet new proposed changes via the Trump administration. After eight years of the White House under Democratic … more

Hate is a hunger that consumes with no chance of being sated

Hate” is a brutal word. It’s final, and it comes without nuance. It gets the job done if your vocabulary is, uh, um, like, limited, or if you need something right now in the heat of the moment. … more

Sticking with it and sticking to it — a recipe for success

A couple of months ago, many of us made our commitments to our New Year’s resolutions or our goals for this year. Law of averages and historical data tell us that there is a certain percentage of … more

Kids love Project Egg Drop

There are scrambled eggs, fried eggs, and then eggs for the famous raw egg drop engineering activity. It provides an opportunity for some real life problem solving using physics principles, … more

Time to take those fishing poles out of winter storage

Spring is slowly approaching the Front Range, drawing a close to hunting seasons and ushering in everyone’s favorite fishing season. Whether you are an experienced angler or novice, a two parent … more

In touch and staying in touch with those who mean so much

If we look back over the past several weeks, months, or even years, I would bet that we can think of some people in our lives that we wish we would have stayed in touch with more often. Maybe it’s … more

Somehow time is a fastball that throws you a curve

Time flies. Time really flies. I just received an invitation to pre-order a 2019 SUV. The vehicle isn’t in the works: It already exists. I received the invitation in February 2018. When I was a … more

There are powerful traits that make difference makers different

What is it about those people who make a difference in our lives? Sometimes it is just the littlest thing that they have done or shown us, and other times it is something so profound that it has an … more

Knock off the buffering against winter suffering

This is the winter of my discontented discontent. You call this winter? How am I going to appreciate spring if winter is spring? I need a few sunless days, and to be closed in by snowbanks. I want … more

Trump’s infrastructure plan is a farce

In the Presidential campaign of 2016, candidate Trump heralded his high priority of funding a huge infrastructure program to address “the crumpling roads and bridges across America.” He told us … more

Urban renewal isn’t easy: The challenge of filling vacant shops

At long last, the mystery has been solved. There has been so much speculation and constant social media chatter about what anchor store is going into the redevelopment project at the Huron Center in … more

Defeating winter blues with food and exercise

If you are like me, the cloudy days of winter are not as energizing as waking up in the spring and summer to beautiful sunshine. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, extreme cases of … more

Considering nature or nurture as the basis for behavior

Dear Ask A Therapist, Can you explain the concepts of nature and nurture in relation to mental health conditions? I would like to have a better understanding of why we are the way we are and how much … more

Working on fulfilling dreams with hope and encouragement

“I’m working on a dream, though it can feel so far away, I’m working on a dream, our love will make it real someday, I’m working on a dream though it can feel so far away, I’m working on a … more
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