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Opinion

We Must Change the Way We Talk and Report About Suicide

“Died unexpectedly, at the age of 35,” my friend’s obituary began. Reading the whole entry, I might have come to the conclusion that he was an unfortunate victim of a heart attack or early stroke. However, a text message I received from a mutual friend gave me the full story. “He committed suicide. Sounds like […]

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Feature Stories

Profile on Butterfly Pavilion CEO, Patrick Tennyson

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — From the very beginning, Patrick Tennyson, Butterfly Pavilion’s president and CEO, knew he wanted to work with animals. As early as the first grade, when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he’d answer: “zookeeper.” How did people respond?

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Politics

Time to Testify at the State Capitol

Today I went to the Colorado State Capitol and testified to the House Education Committee for one bill and against another bill. It was a fascinating experience, and I learned quite a bit. I have never sat through an entire legislative committee session before, so that was a first. I’ve been interested in doing so […]

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News

Net Neutrality is Dead. What Comes Next?

The Federal Communications Commission finally released the long-awaited new rules for regulating the internet, following its 3-2 vote in December to repeal net neutrality. Net neutrality, which has become controversial in recent years, is the term for the concept that internet service providers should provide equal access for all types of content served via their […]

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Videos

Video: Why Use Online Video For Your Business?

This is a video I created a few years ago with a videographer to showcase the most powerful medium for communication we have in the 21st Century: video. I concepted the whole thing, wrote the script, and, of course, stood in front of the camera, explaining why businesses should use video as a part of […]

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Videos

Video: What is Twitter And Should You Use It?

This is a video I created a few years ago with a videographer to be able to explain to my friends and clients exactly what Twitter is. I created the concept, wrote the script, and, of course, starred in the video as the subject matter expert.

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News

Local Historian Brings “Forgotten” WWI History to Life at Longmont Museum

LONGMONT, Colo. — A small crowd came to the Longmont Museum Thursday to hear a lecture on the human element of World War I that featured humor and antique weapons. As part of its “Longmont & The Great War” exhibit, the museum hosted a lecture by a local historian on the lesser-known elements of World […]

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Justice

Social Injustice at Ink Coffee in Denver

DENVER — In November of 2017, ink! Coffee, a locally-owned coffee shop with multiple locations in Denver found themselves in hot water after unveiling a marketing campaign gone wrong. If this story sounds familiar, it may be because we as a society have gotten used to controversy about coffee shops each year right around this […]

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The Human Experience

Music At Every Stage of Life

Last night, I went to a company party for the Christmas Caroling group I’m a member of. Since the company’s season is during Christmas, the team gets together to celebrate at the beginning of February.

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News

Three Giants Breaking Up The Healthcare Monopoly

Earlier this week, the world was shocked by the announcement that Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan are going to partner to create a new of healthcare venture. For consumers, this is welcome news, a long time coming. Much ink has been spilled on the state of healthcare in America, so much that there’s not […]