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You Won't Find Athletic Success Without 'The Grind'

If you're reading this article, I'm guessing you're pretty serious about your sports participation. I'm also assuming that, despite being serious about your sport, you do it because it's big-time fun. Improving, the competition, hanging with your friends, travel, achieving your goals, and, yes, even winning, all make sports fun and exciting. Show More Summary

Eastern Colorado Deserves To Have A Voice

This is the second installment in a series of articles explaining why I am running against Tea Party Republican Ken Buck. Read the first installment here. For more information see I am running for Congress because...Show More Summary

On Hatteras, Putting Ourselves, and the World, Back Together

Like summer, turtle hatching season is coming to a close on Hatteras Island, and all along the coast, sunbathers incubate themselves in late summer heat, under strategically planted umbrellas that skirt dozens of fenced nesting areas. Show More Summary

Killing Mountain Lions to Grow Mule Deer: Colorado's Planned Cull Is Ill-Conceived and Unscientific

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is attempting to push through a controversial "study" that would involve killing significantly more numbers of mountain lions (Puma concolor) in hunting units in a portion of Colorado over a five-year span to see if they can increase the mule deer population for human hunters to kill. Show More Summary

Pot Holes Are Wake-Up Call for Republican Mayor of Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers sounded the alarm Thursday in his state of the city speech: Suthers: "When companies are looking around, they're looking for the level of investment the community is making for infrastructure, andShow More Summary

CON GAMES: Post 9/11, Pen Mightier Than Sword

Were this not the anniversary of 9/11, I would not be telling you the story of how I survived a terrorist scare this week on a redeye from Denver to Fort Lauderdale. No one knows about the scare, not even my wife, who was sitting next to me for the whole thing. Show More Summary

Psychological Disorders in Animals: A Review of What We Know

Almost four years ago, I wrote an essay called "Do Wild Animals Suffer From PTSD and Other Psychological Disorders?" in which I summarized much of what we knew then about PTSD and other psychological disorders in nonhuman animals (animals). Show More Summary

Minoru Yasui Day in Denver

September 10, 2015 is Minoru Yasui Day in Denver, proclaimed by Mayor Hancock to commemorate Yasui's arrival in the Mile-High City in 1944, having been released from the Minidoka concentration camp with a government check for $25. Not...Show More Summary

Colorado Republican Leader Sides with Anti-Gay Kentucky Clerk

In a string of Facebook posts beginning Sept. 3, Colorado State Sen. Kevin Lundberg hasn't been shy about his support for Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, who landed in jail after giving marriage licences to some loving couples but not others. Who...Show More Summary

America's Craziest Food Challenges

By the Blog Editors for the Orbitz Travel Blog If you look into the eyes of someone who's just eaten one of the world's hottest peppers, you will likely see excitement and confusion mingled with a hint of pain and regret. But what about...Show More Summary

Suicide Prevention Month: Keep Fighting -- Together

September is Suicide Prevention Month across the U.S., and around the world Suicide Prevention Day is observed on Sept. 10. I almost didn't make it for one of the greatest eras of my life. Right at this very moment, no career has been...Show More Summary

14 Years Later: A Mantra for 9/11

Mantra for 9/11 Fourteen Years Later, Improbable World By Tom Engelhardt Fourteen years later and do you even believe it? Did we actually live it? Are we still living it? And how improbable is that? Fourteen years of wars, interventions,...Show More Summary

Colorado Republicans Versus Planned Parenthood

For an RH Reality Check post last week, I interviewed some pundits, who are well-known to political insiders in Colorado, for their take on whether Republican attacks on Planned Parenthood will affect candidates in next year's election in Colorado. Show More Summary

My Q and A With Michael Breus, aka The Sleep Doctor

Dr. Michael Breus is a clinical psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is the author of The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep. Show More Summary

Why I Am Running Against Ken Buck

Congressman Ken Buck is a Republican in Eastern Colorado's extremely conservative Fourth Congressional District (CD4). Buck received 66% of the vote in 2014. Why would anyone run against him? On Wednesday, August 27, I announced my intention to challenge Ken Buck (R-CO) in the 2016 election. Show More Summary

Animals Don't Experience Emotions, Claims Texas Journalist

My email inbox was brimming over today with people asking me to respond to the most absurd claim I've heard in a long time. In an essay that somehow found it's way into the New York Times, a newspaper that has published numerous essays...Show More Summary

9 Things Every Male Nurse Should Know

Some men shy away from the nursing field because of the perception that nursing is a female-dominated field. But, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, "the proportion of male registered nurses has more than tripled since 1970, from 2.7...Show More Summary

Legacy of Hard Rock Mining in the West -- Death of a River, a Community's Response

A century and a half of hard-rock mining with no accountability, without consideration for environmental consequences or downstream neighbors has taken a heavy toll in the West. Metallic, acidic wastewater from mines have a long-term effect on agriculture, ranching, aquatic life, human and wild life, and aquifers. Show More Summary

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