Some months ago, I got an email from Erica Vlahinos, a senior at Douglas County High School. She told me that she was a Girl Scout, working on her Gold Award Project -- the equivalent of a Boy Scout Eagle Award.
Nationally, more than 2.3 million adults are in American jails or prisons -- more than one in every 100 adults. That costs taxpayers $50 billion a year.
Today, Colorado incarcerates some 38,273 people at an average annual cost of $27,000 per inmate.
When he was three years old, Caiden started to stutter. A lot of children do around that age, especially the smart ones.
Most of the time, kids grow out of it. It's a synchronization issue. Neurologically speaking, learning to match brain speed to vocal articulation is a surprisingly complex thing.
It's fall, the time of library conferences. I've been invited to speak at several of these lately, which I do on my own time.