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Well, as it turns out, there is an ‘I’ in team

There’s only one of me (you’ll be happy to know), but from now on I want to be thought of as Team Craig. Calling yourself or yourselves a team is the latest and the greatest, and I don’t want … more

Making the most of those lazy days of summer

The other day I posted something on social media that included a brief reference to those lazy days of summer. The post was really about something else, and a reminder that we should enjoy our lazy … more

Mid-year outlook as expansion sets length record

Here we are, just six months away from the beginning of the next decade. Just the year 2020 sounds like something from outer space. Oh well, it’s just a number. The bigger question is how to plan … 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

Senior isolation can cause serious health issues

It’s an exciting time to be aging! So many new technologies and services are emerging: from robots that help seniors communicate with family members who live across the country, to wearable devices … more

Look for opportunity amid negative change

Change happens. And as it has been said before: “Change happens, and it will happen again.” And when we are the ones making the changes, it can be incredibly thrilling and exciting as we prepare … more

When it comes to love stories, bibliophilia is one for the books

I have books on shelves in two rooms that I will never read from cover to cover again. I keep them because they are some of my dearest friends. What’s on someone’s bookshelves tells a lot about … more

Courage and conviction when faced with conflict

There is no avoiding it, there will come a time when we will all face some type of conflict in our lives. We can could find ourselves in a conflict over opinions, we may have disagreements at work or … more

Concentrated innuendo brings about maximum effectiveness

Six words may not seem like a lot, but think of the evocations of “I love you. Or do I?” You have a story, complete with conflict. Entries in the six-word story contest came from California, … 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

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

Superintendent outlines district’s safety, mental health measures

A month has passed since the tragic event at STEM School Highlands Ranch, which will forever change our community. I continue to be touched by the outpouring of support and love as we work to support … more

Keeping commitments we make to ourselves

As any good salesperson or sales manager will tell you, getting a “verbal” commitment or a “verbal” yes from a prospect, without a signed agreement or authorized transaction, just doesn’t … more

Peak experience is a case of aiming way too high

The greatest risk I am willing to take is grocery shopping in Douglas County on a Saturday afternoon. It is an electrifying episode of “Supermarket Sweep” conjoined with a dress rehearsal for … more

The starts and stops of life deserve attention

Although the summer doesn’t officially begin until June 20, we often talk about Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of the summer. Parties, barbeques, picnics, and all sorts of outdoor … more

Essentially, some of these claims seem pretty oily

Some jokes about oil are too crude for my taste. But seriously. While I was waiting for my prescription to be filled by the pharmacist, I waited in a small area that was shelf after shelf of … more

Music makes for a healthier brain and life

Many of us have spoken about the benefits of music with common sayings such as “Music is the universal language” or “Music soothes the soul.” Anyone who enjoys listening to music can testify … 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
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