Put Teachers First and Students will Thrive

Published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, January 9th, 2019. In the unhealthy relationship between public education and the classroom teacher, teachers are both the abuser and the abused. Along with building and district leadership, they are the ones gaslighting each other and themselves that it is somehow all OK. They see their peers giving... Continue Reading →

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Reality Check: Kids

Fun fact, 'kids' are a four letter word. I wanted to share what happened immediately after I hit 'publish' on my first-ever, high adventure, carefully worded, all grown-up blog post. Literally the moment after my finger left the track pad, I rushed a crying toddler to the potty, then came back to change a poopy... Continue Reading →

Do You Speak Emoji?

Published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent December 11th, 2018. Welcome to the 'Super Nerd' edition of the Ante-Milennial. Today I will explain why "kids these days" may actually be fluent in a form of communication which you and I will never master. My goal is to prove that emojis are a legitimate form of... Continue Reading →

We Can Still Save Colorado’s Schools

Published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, November 14, 2018. For the last three months, I have taken my column away from serious politics, unable or unwilling to deal with the deaf shouting match that is politics. Midterms came and went, with their crescendo of opinions. And I originally planned to write about the use... Continue Reading →

Doctors Prescribing the Outdoors

When most Americans encounter the term ‘wilderness therapy,’ the images that come to mind can be quite colorful. Rugged peaks, brutal hikes, campfire therapy sessions, or shivering confessions in the pouring rain. Sometimes the associations can be even more unsavory; think Bear Grylls survival techniques. How about performing surgery with a Swiss army knife? Or drinking your... Continue Reading →

Tales from the Riverside Crypt

Published on the NRS Duct Tape Diaries on October 26, 2017. (Check out my true story, Skinwalkers of Desolation Canyon, below) The sun has finally gone down and the crackle of burning kindling echoes off the canyon walls. Beer or wine or hot cocoa in hand, you inch a little closer to hear the chilling... Continue Reading →

Mountain Towns Should Embrace Remote Work

Published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent on October 9, 2018. Today's topic on the Ante-Millennial is remote work. It is just one of the many aspects of workplace expectations that fuels contention between generations. I could dive down the rabbit hole of office tensions and address everything from dress codes and decorum to coffee... Continue Reading →

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