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Looking forward by looking back

Slap-Happy New Year! There’s a God by the name of Janus, who looks both forward and aft, Looking back, things appear rather heinous, look ahead and it’s almost as daft. Old Swivelneck looked at … more

There’s more to Elvis than the same old song and dance

Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, a Tuesday, the day I received a call that changed my life. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this. I was living in Mesa, Arizona, and I was looking for a … more

Owning our success in the new year

Happy new year! By now most of us have decided that we either believe in New Year’s resolutions or we do not. Some of us prefer to stick with the pursuit of existing goals and objectives or simply … more

A holiday message of peace, love, hope and joy

It’s been said that faith and fear, or hope and fear, are kind of like the same thing, a belief that something will happen in the future. Now whether we want or choose to believe that whatever is … more

Living on borrowed time, and in no rush to pay back

I conclude every calendar year of columns with one that explores what makes life worth living. The time has come, the walrus said. This year’s will be a little different. First, I think an … more

Why expanded fiduciary is important

It seems the famous “fiduciary rule” has lost steam and is no longer headline news due to delays and lack of support in general. Yet we see situations every day where clients were not ethically … more

The only thing better than a good book is a great book

One of my conversation starters and favorite questions to ask someone is, “What are you reading these days?” Some people are very quick with their response as they know exactly what they are … more

It’s a meat-and-potatoes issue, and skip the meat

Jennifer has Siri on her cellphone. I have neither. I asked her, “What’s Siri?” When she told me, I just looked at her. I said, “Ask Siri how many games Warren Spahn won.” A woman’s … more

Ms. Claus, I’m writing to you this time

Dear Ms. Claus, As I read through my past letters to Santa, I noticed that your partner has been very good with things like an Easy-Bake Oven or Barbie house. But so far, he is terribly lacking with … more

Programs, community involvement help LPS become safer, better

Colorado Community Media Editor Chris Rotar asked me to write a guest column looking back five years to the tragic events of Dec. 13, 2013. On that day, Arapahoe High School student Claire Davis was … more

Earning loyalty and trust, building commitment and love

Loyalty is earned when trust is present. Zig Ziglar always said, “Trust is a transference of feeling.” He also would focus on the two letters in the middle of the word trust, “U and S, or … more

Rolling Stones 2019 — old boys’ club is nothing like old times

Gimme shelter and gimme money. Tickets to see the Rolling Stones next year at whatever the stadium here is called go for (went for) $49 to $850 (without fees), and some special seats go for (went … more

Santa, help create an era of kindness

Naughty. Nice. Naughty. Nice. Whoa, Santa! This is the era of kindness and niceness — “kindniceness.” Please stop this categorizing! Anyway, how do you actually know who’s naughty or nice? … more

Chatfield Reservoir reallocation will be boon to health of river

The spectacular attributes of Denver make it a magnificent place to live and raise families, and do business. But it’s an arid place. Prudent use of water, cooperation and planning for the future … more

Prepare for happy resolution, not war, in customer service

‘Tis the season. And with the season, many of us will have a chance to engage with customer service, or maybe better stated as having customer care opportunities. Whether we are physically going to … more

Stiff the stuff for a holiday from the hyperactive holiday

Go ahead. Go ahead and ignore me, but one of these days you’ll know that I was right. I have the remedy for all of your holiday anxieties. Each and every one. You’ll think I’m kidding. You’ll … more

The Thanksgiving habit is something to stick with

You may be asking yourself why you are reading a Thanksgiving article the week after Thanksgiving. The reason is that too often, the minute after we say goodbye to family and friends with whom we … more

When products are sealed, there’s a failure to yield

I admit there were no witnesses. I hope by now, however, you can trust me, even though I did steer a lot of investors in the wrong direction on that chicken-flavored chewing gum project of mine. … more

Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act should address ‘vaping’

A disturbing public health trend has been reported in recent months: 26 percent of Colorado’s high school students have used e-cigarettes in the last 30 days, which is double the national average. … more

Is an attitude of gratitude always possible?

Although Thanksgiving is over, can we still talk about gratefulness for about 500 words? Maybe your Thanksgiving was wonderful with a peaceful, loving, full meal. Or maybe you had to eat it at a … more
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