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Originally published in the Boulder Daily Camera and the Longmont Daily Times-Call.

I love a parade. I love the bands, the colors, the excitement, and even the floats. However, I hate to decorate floats, even though I’ve found myself doing so many times over the years. Some people love to decorate floats, but I find it tedious. I have nightmares about stuffing
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Originally published in the Boulder Daily Camera and the Longmont Daily Times-Call.

Have you ever walked in to a room and wondered what you are doing there? Recently I cruised through my house picking up a few things here and there. I rearranged a few items, did a bit of laundry and noticed it was time to go to the grocery store.
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Originally published in the Boulder Daily Camera and the Longmont Daily Times-Call.

One of the biggest mistakes in my life was assuming the wasabi on my plate was avocado. Years ago, I was the keynote speaker for a large luncheon meeting. Over 150 people were gathered to be entertained by my thoughts and wisdom. I’d been working on my speech for weeks.
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Originally published in the Boulder Daily Camera and the Longmont Daily Times-Call.

Bindweed may do me in this year. It was okay at first when we bought our new house years ago. Little pink and white flowers greeted us from the fringes of multiple gardens. Some flowers even ventured out into the lawn. They were pretty from afar. Up close and personal,
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Originally published in the Boulder Daily Camera and the Longmont Daily Times-Call.

Bill Gates once said, “If I was down to the last dollar of my marketing budget, I would spend it on public relations.” That’s sage advice, but what is public relations or PR? PR is not a science. It’s a communications art. It is the art of polishing reputations, of
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Originally published in the Boulder Daily Camera and the Longmont Daily Times-Call.

New Year’s Day always feels like a challenge to me. I’m not big on New Year celebrations, but I’m always up for a challenge. A brand new, fresh and shiny year causes my imagination to soar. I’ve traveled the whole “Resolution” path in the past, but that’s not what grabs
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Originally published in the Boulder Daily Camera and the Longmont Daily Times-Call.

It’s raining as I write this column. After a near-drought summer and a hotter than usual autumn, the rain falling today is welcome. The rain that fell in September, 2013 was not welcome. It was unrelenting rain, rain that spawned a devastating flood that shook the foundations our community and
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Originally published in the Boulder Daily Camera and the Longmont Daily Times-Call.

For the record, I hate to cook. I am not a foodie. I’m not a fan of blenders. I’m not entertained by measuring and mixing. If there are things to be done in the kitchen, I’d much rather be somewhere else. When my son was little, I put on a
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Originally published in the Boulder Daily Camera and the Longmont Daily Times-Call.

“Let’s see who can stay quiet the longest.” My parents often issued that challenge as a road trip strategy. I’m fairly competitive. Those who know me can testify that I also tend to be a tad verbose. Frequently the “let’s see who can stay quiet” game was played on long
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Originally published in the Boulder Daily Camera and the Longmont Daily Times-Call.

Hurry! Hurry! Omaha! Omaha! Those words had a lot to do with getting the Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl. Good public relations professionals know that those words also shout opportunity for businesses. Companies and organizations excelling at public relations don’t just luck in to it. They plan. They understand
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