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It may be time to give money away

A true sign of financial independence is to worry about your estate plan and what to do with your assets after you pass away. Some people, myself included, spend their entire adult life worrying … more

Trapped in the platitude escalation cycle

Some of you might remember radio broadcaster Paul Harvey. He always ended his daily program with two words. “Good day.” Hippies turned that into “Have a nice day.” Then “Have a good day” … more

Anyone else but me

You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best ‘you’ in existence.” — Zig Ziglar Many of us daydream or fantasize about being someone else. Did you ever look at someone else’s … more

Lakewood Cultural Center returns with new season

Figuring out what audiences want isn’t an exact science, but when it came time to bring the performing arts back to the Lakewood Cultural Center, Rita Sommers, the center’s administrator, wanted … more

What I wouldn’t give for just 5 more minutes

How many times have we thought, “If I could only do that over again?” Whatever that is, there is always at least one thing, maybe several things we wish we could take another shot at. more

When life gives you clichés, make clichéade

It’s eleven o’clock. Do you know where your cliché is? For Pete’s sake, clichés drive me up the wall. They rattle my cage. At the end of the day, clichés push my buttons. Lately I have been … more

Anyone else slow about moving on to freedom?

Have you been feeling a bit anxious lately? You'd think as the pandemic starts to wane (in our area) and restrictions begin to be lifted, that I'd be feeling great about the potential of reentering … more

McNichols Civic Center reopens with MLB-themed exhibits

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the curators behind galleries all over town found the loss of their spaces just as devastating as the artists. Shanna Shelby, curator of exhibitions with the City and … more

Conviction cures complacency

As a big believer in the less-is-more approach, I find three-word statements to be powerful in their meaning, easy to remember, and in most cases impactful when applied. “Less is more,” three … more

Shelf awareness leads to summer getaways

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow fast in the movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was … more

Celebrating a Denver story at Miners Alley

There was never any doubt that Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden was going to make returning to live theater a big deal. Over the last 18 months plus, the theater has invested in giving audiences the … more

Time to put our heart back into it

“That is the simple secret, always take your heart to work.” - Meryl Streep There are many things that I have enjoyed about my journey through life. And one of those things has been meeting so … more

Who you calling belligerent and quick to take offense?

My friend, Mark, and his girlfriend, Deborah, have tickets for a vacation in Hawaii. Sounds great. But the timing isn’t. The tickets were a gift, he told me, and arrangements began before all of … more

Help the city forester protect and diversify our urban forest

To begin with some background information, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive insect and has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America. It is believed that EAB likely arrived … more

CMF returns for a season of celebrations

Returning to some kind of normal for performers and audiences alike is like coming home for many members of both groups. Peter Oundjian, music director of the Colorado Music Festival, is just one of … more

Four keys to achieving maximum results

During a recent webinar I participated in, one of the other guests talked about having a passion for success, a passion for winning, and even a passion for losing. When we succeed and as we win, it … more

Boys don’t cry, unless they do

“I’ll do my crying in the rain,” the Everly Brothers said. Not me. I can cry on a cloudless day. How about you? “It must be raindrops,” Dee Clark said, “it can’t be teardrops, for a man … more

SeriesFest season 7 expands in virtual realm

At this point in the pandemic, some events are marking their second COVID-19 iteration. While this certainly isn’t the ideal situation, it has allowed organizers to fine-tune their offerings, … more

The past keeps populating the present

For the past year and a half, old acquaintances I haven’t heard from in five, ten, fifteen and even twenty years have written to me. Has the same thing been happening to you? Most have been former … more

Building a history of architecture in Denver

One of my favorite things about a city is the symphony of architectural and design styles that go into making it a vibrant and dynamic place to spend time. And History Colorado’s latest exhibit, … more
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