There continues to be much out of our personal control these days and, as parents, with a public health issue defining our daily lives in such random ways, this can be infuriating. What can we do? What should we do? I have talked to many parents and teachers in Denver, receiving a variety of responses to the mask mandate for instance. Many parents of young children and … [Read more...] about What Can We Control?
It is not a new subject for me to write about smart online behavior for kids as well as us adults who serve as examples for them. After some of my articles were published, I was connected with a woman in our North Denver neighborhood who has been actively doing something about this. Amanda McLernon runs a social media firm that she founded on principles of scrupulous … [Read more...] about Online Freedom for All
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