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There are few things that I appreciate more than complete silence. Except when it comes to the alphabet. I just read this, and I was furious: “J.K. Rowling says you’re mispronouncing Voldemort.” Now she tells us. The “t” is … more
“You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best ‘you’ in existence.” — Zig Ziglar One of the things I have heard from other people throughout my life is that they wish they could be like someone else. I have heard things … more
Autumn is a good time to reminisce. Bare trees are partly responsible. Nature is about to doze. It’s not a renewal like spring. It’s a gentle reminder of time and tide. In October, seven years ago, my sister and I left our mother and … more
Thanks again for all of the great feedback regarding this column. I sincerely appreciate the emails and am thankful for the opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas with you all as we discuss, debate, and even challenge some of the concepts found … more
“Small coffee, black.” “Cream and sugar?” “Black.” “We have some great flavors. Hazelnut is very popular.” “Black, Janelle” “I like white chocolate mocha.” As you can see, the day started … more
Be careful what you wish for. Many investors were worried we had not seen a significant market correction since 2011 … until the last week of summer. Market volatility as measured by the VIX index ramped up to record highs, indicating significant … more
Thanks so much for your recent article on safety in our Douglas County schools, noting mental health as an issue, along with the scarcity of counselors compared to other districts. Regardless of … more
One of the Douglas County School Board's pillars of achievement, according to its own website, is " Sound Fiscal Management Under the Board's leadership, the District has been able to get … more
In his report on the discussion of safety at the Aug. 18 board meeting of the Douglas County School District, Mike DiFerdinando includes this quote from Superintendent Elizabeth … more
When it comes to education on any level, one of the things that I find so interesting is the expectation around the learning results. I see it time and time again with companies and individuals where they believe the learning only happens in the … more
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