A Two-Lane Life

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  • 8/8/2015 |
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A Two-Lane Life
During a recent road trip along the backroads of eastern Colorado, I encountered a tiny, somewhat-deserted town every twenty to thirty miles. Slowing to pass through them - sometimes turning off the main road to meander the back streets - a sobering thought confronted me: Are these towns simply being deserted, or are they decaying? Many buildings look as if they’ve been empty for decades. Boarded-up, often crumbling, they sag against the weight of neglected years. Cars (and a lot of pickups) trundle past without the drivers offering as much as a glance at the rotting reminde …

Support Local Students and Get a Great Deal on Dinner!

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  • 8/6/2015 |
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Support Local Students and Get a Great Deal on Dinner!
I am thrilled to announce that Food For Thought 2015 continues throughout the summer with La Sandia! Here’s the deal: Now through the end of September, you get two delicious four-course meals — including La Sandia’s famous tableside guacamole, appetizers, entrees, AND dessert — all for just $44.95 per couple! Not only that, but La Sandia will then GIVE YOU a $10 gift card to use next time! Choose from classic favorites like Pork Carnitas, Beef Enchiladas, Chile Rellenos, or lighter options like the Healthy Baja Taco Trio. In fact, you can check out the full …

Disappoint Your Parents

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  • 7/28/2015 |
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Disappoint Your Parents
There are many people who, as adults, look back and express regret that they didn’t follow their passion. There are several reasons why: a fear of failure, a lack of courage, the inability to gather the right tools or knowledge. Maybe it was doubt that they could ever support themselves in that field. There are others, however, who cite one specific reason for not pursuing their dream: They didn’t want to disappoint their parents. But what if you could disappoint your parents in a good way? In a way that would ultimately bring them joy and make them proud? That&rsquo …

Four Career Lessons From Zombies

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  • 7/8/2015 |
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Four Career Lessons From Zombies
For the record, I’m not a zombie-lover. I’ve never read a zombie novel, I haven’t seen the classic George Romero movies in their entirety, nor do I dress up like them for Halloween. I’m intrigued, however, by the hit TV show The Walking Dead because of the whole “how do people survive in the wake of a catastrophe” premise. I’ve watched almost every episode (as of this writing), and really don’t care about the zombie aspect; I love the interaction between the living characters. But, having said that, I realized that those of us in the …

Finding Your Calm

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  • 7/6/2015 |
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Finding Your Calm
I don’t sail. In fact, I’m rarely on any boat, so I don’t know much about the nautical life other than what I see in movies. But I remember talking to a guy who had his own 40-foot sailboat, and I asked him how scary it was when the weather kicked up and the swells turned nasty. “It makes you a better sailor,” he said. “Navigating through a storm can scare the hell out of you, but when it calms back down and the sea becomes like glass, you realize why you love it so much. It makes the choppy stuff worth it.” Hang on, because I’m abou …