Monthly Archives: July 2015

Go Set a Watchman

Believe it or not, this one’s not about the school board.  At all.  Really. It was with no small amount of trepidation that I plunged into Go Set a Watchman.  I had preordered it from Barnes and Noble a while … Continue reading

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Truth Will Out

Somewhere around 10 or 10:30 at night on April 20, 1999, I got a phone call from a reporter.  I can’t remember whether it was the Denver Post or Rocky Mountain News.  It doesn’t really matter. I was watching TV, … Continue reading

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Committing for Kids

As you may know, contract negotiations for Jeffco teachers have hit a rough patch.  The district has offered a 10-month contract for teachers.  It would expire on June 30, 2016.  The teachers have asked for 3-year contract, expiring Aug. 31, … Continue reading

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Just the Facts, Ma’am

It has been brought to my attention that the Jefferson County Republican Party has some questions about how Jeffco residents feel about the school board majority.  It is my understanding that a significant number of Jeffco Republicans have already sent … Continue reading

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July 5 Chalice Lighting

In our religious tradition, we open our Sunday services with the lighting of a chalice. Different UU churches have different rituals around this, but at Jefferson Unitarian, a congregant is invited to share a personal reflection on that week’s topic … Continue reading

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