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Vail Daily column: It’s simple: don’t lie

April 22, 2017 — "Young Christians who speak dishonestly sink into shifting sand of telling white lies, fudging on facts and winking at half-truths," my boyhood preacher warned. Half-truths are pernicious because they are somewhat right but don't tell the whole story. My boyhood pastor drilled into us the […]

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Vail Daily column: First do no harm

April 16, 2017 — Recently my 97-year old father-in-law had his hip replaced after a fall at our home. We called 911 and the response was outstanding. The paramedics took him to Vail Valley Medical Center where he had late-night surgery — again, the patient care my father-in-law received […]

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Concerns exist over Golden Peak project

April 14, 2017 — Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from a report by the Vail Homeowners Association board of directors. The association keeps a close eye on economic and political trends in and outside of the Vail community. The electronic version with links to supporting documents is […]

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Vail Daily column: The myopia of the repeat offender

April 10, 2017 — Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, I inherently believe in the promise of our species. Recently accosted by a surly, disgruntled sort who lamented, in great detail, the failings of our culture, I surprised myself with the vehemence with which I defended humanity. Sure, there […]

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Test your survival skills

April 10, 2017 — Long before I retired I had the opportunity to attend a weeklong training seminar at the University of Michigan. During the week we discussed the many aspects of management and leadership (motivating people, team-building, measuring quality, etc.). One particular exercise stood out and has remained […]

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Vail Daily column: Burning science questions answered — sort of

April 7, 2017 — More than ever, people claim to know a lot more than they do. Google has become a verb synonymous with looking up unknown information and Wikipedia is now the encyclopedia of choice for quick research on any given subject. It seems society is no longer […]

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Vail Daily column: Parking remains a problem

April 7, 2017 — Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from a report by the Vail Homeowners Association board of directors. The association keeps a close eye on economic and political trends in and outside of the Vail community. The electronic version with links to supporting documents is […]

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Vail Daily column: The Pence-Graham rule

April 6, 2017 — Millennials and others of a certain age have not lived in a time when fidelity was universally valued and mostly supported by culture — though sometimes hypocritically — and its opposite was roundly condemned. There was even a time when a divorced person could not […]

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Vail Daily editorial: We’re not done yet with winter

April 4, 2017 — Let's see a quick show of hands: Who wore a winter jacket out the door Tuesday morning? Many of us who have spent the past few weeks lubing bike chains and cleaning off golf clubs can be excused for having a serious case of spring […]

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Vail Daily column: Vail Daily column:

April 2, 2017 — Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a serious and potentially debilitating condition that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event — a serious accident, a terrorist attack, the sudden death of a loved one, combat, a violent personal assault such […]

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Vail Daily column: The politics of health insurance

March 31, 2017 — The future of our health insurance system was recently under intense review by the new administration and the U.S. Congress. Even a Republican majority in Congress and a Republican president were not able to agree on new legislation to replace Obamacare. One major explanation for […]

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Vail Daily column: Stupid people doing stupid things

March 27, 2017 — The proverbial "they" always say bad things "come in threes." A quick reading of local headlines in a 24-hour period last week involved the following: • Two men found dead in El Jebel area; third person taken to hospital. • Attempted robbery at a video […]

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Vail Daily column: Begin with the rule of law

March 26, 2017 — "The Statue of Liberty goes dark — a clear argument against President Donald Trump's travel ban," read the Washington Post headline on March 8 in response to the National Park Service's decision to briefly turn out the lights on the Statue of Liberty in order […]

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Vail Daily column: Unveiling of budget proposal is just an empty ritual

March 24, 2017 — Every society has its rituals. Indeed, while the details vary from place to place and time to time, ritual itself is a human universal, according to anthropologist Donald Brown. I'm a big believer in the importance of rituals. They provide an important conduit for the […]

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Vail Daily column: Large changes ahead

March 24, 2017 — Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from a report by the Vail Homeowners Association board of directors. The association keeps a close eye on economic and political trends in and outside of the Vail community. The electronic version with links to supporting documents is […]

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Vail Daily column: Life and the Constitution are in flux

March 24, 2017 — Folk wisdom reminds us that it's impossible to dip our toes twice in the same stream. Even though a river's name remains unchanged and its surface looks the same, currents beneath waves cause flux in the river. It's awash in constant change. The same dynamic […]

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Vail Daily column: Money well spent?

March 22, 2017 — The constant drip, drip, drip of pleas for ever more tax money is burden of citizenship. The average U.S. family will spend $2.5 million on taxes over its lifetime. Much public spending is worthwhile and some is even necessary. But not all. Public spending is […]

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Vail Daily column: White House whopper

March 21, 2017 — In an administration that has a strained relationship with the truth, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney laid out a whopper at a press conference when discussing President Trump's new proposed federal budget. Mulvaney said: "Let's talk about after-school programs, generally. They're supposed […]

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Vail Daily editorial: Is this promotion necessary?

March 21, 2017 — Officials from around Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties gathered last week to kick off what they're calling "REV Up Your Ride," an effort to sell more electric and gas-electric hybrid vehicles in the region. The idea behind the promotion is a good one. Modern electric […]

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Vail Daily column: TrumpCare train starting to roll

March 20, 2017 — Have you read the TrumpCare legislation yet? "No, but I saw it weighs a lot less than ObamaCare." Weight is your barometer for the success or failure of a law? "No, of course not, I'm just saying it doesn't appear to be nearly as complicated." […]

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