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Vail Daily column: Comfortable with who you are (1)

July 28, 2015 — 

Chances are if you are not yet comfortable with who you are, you may not be old enough. Sometimes, with age comes the discovery of knowing who you are and …

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Vail Daily column: Bill Cosby and the Fifth Amendment (2)

July 28, 2015 — 

What were they thinking?“Who?” you may reasonably be thinking.Bill Cosby’s lawyers, that’s who.Let’s set three things straight at the beginning: Bill Cosby has not been charged with any crime and …

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Vail Daily editorial: The endless story (3)

July 28, 2015 — 

There are plenty of encouraging signs as the Vail Valley continues to emerge from the national economic slump that struck here full force in 2009. Of course, the return of …

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Vail Daily column: Advice for state agencies (4)

July 28, 2015 — 

As I mentioned last week, I had the great professional honor of being part of a four-day education policy discussion as part of the Aspen Institute. The focus of our …

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Vail Daily letter: Bravo to Bravo (5)

July 28, 2015 — 

I was one of the people who was very unhappy with the loss of the former artistic director at Bravo Vail. Now I have come to be very appreciative of …

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Vail Daily letter: Disrespectful reception (6)

July 28, 2015 — 

Thank you, Willowstone resident, for your thoughtless, uncaring attitude and hateful words towards my friends and weekend visitors who were lost and could not find our house. They stepped out …

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Vail Daily column: Tips for easy workouts (7)

July 27, 2015 — 

Embrace easy workouts. This is a theme that I revisit with students on a regular basis. Why is it that we feel like we must enter the torture chamber every …

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Vail Daily column: Finding a new face for satire (8)

July 27, 2015 — 

I have always been a fan of comedy and satire.Growing up with Johnny Carson on TV and George Carlin on vinyl, I was convinced early of humor being the best …

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Vail Daily letter: Thanks, Vail Valley Cares (9)

July 27, 2015 — 

On behalf of the Vail Valley Charitable Fund and the other nonprofits in the Vail Valley, we want to thank Vail Valley Cares for their donations given at the annual …

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Vail Daily letter: ‘Miss’ to Gustafson, Daily (10)

July 27, 2015 — 

In the July 23 edition of the Vail Daily, the editorial staff gave a “Hit” to Dick Gustafson’s “multi-media American history project called the Spirit of ’76 — Renewed.” The …

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Vail Daily letter: Thanks for support (11)

July 27, 2015 — 

Each year, I am overwhelmed with gratitude to Rosana and Johannes Faessler for their kind and generous efforts on behalf of women and their families in our community. Their 17th …

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Vail Daily column: Do Constitution, Bible change with the times? (12)

July 27, 2015 — 

Do the Constitution’s bedrock principles and the Bible’s moral codes ever change? Are they influenced by evolving cultural trends? Or, are the Constitution and Scripture set in stone, like the …

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Vail Daily column: Behold, bountiful berries (13)

July 27, 2015 — 

As summer presses on, some of nature’s sweetest treats are ripening for the picking. As with all of our interactions with nature, wild berry harvesting should be done wisely and …

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Vail Daily column: Teen leader is enjoying the journey (14)

July 27, 2015 — 

Finding balance and time for self-care is a leadership trait that many overlook, so it is doubly impressive when a high school leadership youth can articulate its importance and make …

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Vail Daily column: A few observations on good leadership (15)

July 27, 2015 — 

Watching Ryan while he did a presentation was painful. We had been working together for nearly a year. The vast majority of the people we were teaching were native Spanish …

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Vail Daily column: Summer is in full swing (16)

July 24, 2015 — 

This summer really seems to be flying by. The construction to get into/out of Vail and in-town remodeling has kicked into high gear and the business people that I talk …

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Vail Daily column: Raise minimum wage to $15 an hour (17)

July 24, 2015 — 

“I mean, we suck,” U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said in October at a Bloomberg News breakfast, speaking on minimum wage. “We really do.”Vail Resorts recently notified employees via email …

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Vail Daily column: Disgusting to some, delicacy to others (18)

July 24, 2015 — 

Want to hear something really gross? I ate maggots. At the time I thought they were worms, as though that was a distinction that matters. I chose the maggots because …

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Vail Daily column: Peak days are getting busier (19)

July 24, 2015 — 

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the Vail Homeowners Association Newsletter. The association keeps a close eye on economic and political trends in and outside of the Vail …

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Vail Daily column: Congress proposes another hidden tax on homeowners (20)

July 24, 2015 — 

It is the duty of Congress to try and make the country function and to levy taxes and fees to fund the government. In general, they are a desperate crowd …

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