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Neil DiLorenzo lays the brown folder on the kitchen table. As he tells the tale and to better illustrate his point, he pulls out a map, a list of coordinates, a copy of an email, a log of emergency numbers. The thick file holds a literal paper … more
So last week I talked about the importance of speaking kindly and lovingly to one another, sincere flattery, and being intentional in our effort to show how we truly feel. That was the “speaking” part, but what happens when it comes to listening … more
The car next to you at the red light is throbbing with bass. What do you do? Do you throb with bass too? Not me. I don’t want to wind up like Pete Townsend and have to say “Huh?” for the rest of my life. There’s really not much you can … more
I just cut a Box Top for Education out of a cereal box to earn a few cents for my children’s school. It is mid-year, so I expect to get a second request for school supplies soon, too. Meanwhile, the district office continues to waste money on … more
Re: U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s December column: Mr. Coffman, I share the concerns expressed by your constituents regarding the ACA. I agree that in the wealthiest country in the world, it is reprehensible that hard-working citizens (like my … more
Our president has, at last, finally stood up for what he really supports. We’re all curious what it could be. Maybe it’s decreasing unemployment, as he is always talking about jobs. No, that’s not it, as he has done nothing to alleviate … more
I was warned. When I mentioned to a friend several years ago that I was planning to move my television to the master bedroom, my friend said, “You might regret it.” I think she was right. I now watch about 10 times as much programming as I … more
OK, so maybe it’s not flattery that will get you everywhere but rather kindness or, at a minimum, kind words. Now don’t get me wrong, flattery when sincerely given is not a bad place to start either. The problem comes when we use flattery as … more
It's always a little awkward or confusing for some companies and for many people when Christmas and New Year's fall in the middle of the week like they will this year. For some of us we just … more
As Anna Sutterer crowded with 25 other students in the darkened corner of her AP Lit class, the words of the hymn she sings every Sunday at church — “Praise God from whom all blessings flow” — tumbled through her mind. Shots had just … more
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