Most of us in Colorado are rejoicing in the freedoms that vaccination has offered us after surviving a crazy year. The future is definitely looking brighter, yet it is not as if those challenges we experienced just disappear without leaving some sort of scar in their wake. Without really realizing it, many of us may be experiencing a form of PTSD. Adrienne Heinz, … [Read more...] about In Need of a Transition?
During particular conversations, I frequently hear the response, “there’s nothing you can do about it,” regarding not only concerning national political issues, but very often about deeply local issues. What bothers me when people say this is that there is something you can do about it! Even though many would say that our democratic system is “broken,” it is still a … [Read more...] about Raising a Civic-Minded Generation
Many of us always assumed even great artists like Michelangelo lived a frugal, typical existence of the cliche starving artist. If the real story of Michelangelo had been common knowledge, solid funding for the arts might be more of a real budget line item for school districts. While prevalent in pop culture now, the starving artist of the past is a … [Read more...] about Michelangelo Was Rich
A few months ago I wrote about college-alternatives for high school graduates. There is a growing number of young people opting to either substantially delay going to college or not going at all. Let’s look at the many opportunities available for this population. During pandemic times when home has been translated to include the base for work, school, … [Read more...] about Non-Degree Apprenticeships Open Doors for High School Graduates
In light of the events that happened at our nation’s capital January 6, I think it is more important than ever to monitor how we manage our time on phones and social media. With so many challenging situations happening right now, unsubstantiated sources show up easily with advice about COVID-19, the election results, and recent protests. Our kids need guidance. I wrote … [Read more...] about Let’s Teach our Kids About Social Media