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At the Aug. 18 Westminster City Council study session, the “liberal trio” of city councillors plus councillor Anita Seitz ignored Westminster voters on a serious matter. Plus, it was done with forethought and impressive political … more
Sylvia was ... eccentric ... but she demanded of her students their best behavior, and she rewarded them for it. In the process, she taught us that to be different — to be exceptional — was a good thing. Fred made his own life a little harder … more
Who says elected officials are always responsive to the public, consistent and vote for “the better good?” I don’t think that is true with at least some of them. I saw it many times during my career in city management. It happens at all levels … more
I read banned books. I’ll bet you have, too. In fact, you might be surprised – as I was – at the books that have been challenged across the years, iconic books that are signposts in not only our literary history but in our cultural history as … more
Over the past two weeks, I’ve started to make the case that, for all the seriousness and drama with which our community seems to be tackling the issue of education reform, we’re really not talking about serious, important reforms. Instead of … more
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When I was at the University of Colorado in Boulder, I had a few classes in the physics building. And, it would happen, occasionally, that I would get to the building early and would wander over to the Focault Pendulum. Have you ever seen it? … more
Let me give you a little glimpse inside my week before school. I teach at nine schools, so, the bulk of my time at start-up is devoted to trying to figure out when I am going to spend time at each school during the week. This is an interesting … more
Things I learned while vacationing around the state of Colorado last week: Colorado is an enormous state, and it takes a long time to get places. This is a great thing, as long as your family is happy and getting along (or sleeping); a wise … more
Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice held a press conference May 23 in an attempt to characterize punching his then-fiancé – and dragging her unconscious body out of an elevator in an Atlantic City casino in February – as a … more
One of the enduring facts of being an outlaw is that you sometimes are blamed for things you had nothing to do with, and perhaps no knowledge of. From the folklore, rumors and fairy tales of … more
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