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Hamilton: Metrics and America

Local News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:57am
W. Edwards Deming (1900-1960), the dean of American management consultants, used to teach, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.”Professor Deming’s lectures to Japanese industrialists set off the Japanese economic miracle of 1950-1960, causing Japan to produce high-quality cars that almost sank Detroit’s automobile industry.For measurement, it is necessary to have goals. Some readers may have seen the “nine or so rules for radicals” floating around the Internet which are attributed, inaccurately, to Saul Alinsky (1909-1972). But, over the years, Alinsky’s thoughts have been transmogrified (to change or alter greatly often with grotesque effect) by radicals such as Bill Ayers …

DeVos: Stop by for a bite

Local News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:57am
A couple of months ago we got a new dog. We named her Surely, as in “Surely that’s not my dog”. While we’ve considerably warmed up to her, she’s surely not like any mutt I ever imagined I’d own. But in life it follows sometimes that you just have to take a bite out of that sandwich.We rendezvoused with the rescue group for the handoff on a dark, stormy night in a derelict Target parking lot in southeast Denver. We just stuffed her in a crate with no idea if she was sociable or had the manners of a trapped …

‘The Opposite of Spoiled,’ by Ron Lieber

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:35am
How to talk with children about money.






Keystone visitor commits suicide after eating marijuana candies

Local News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:17am
A Tulsa, Okla., man visiting Keystone committed suicide after consuming a large amount of edible marijuana candies on Tuesday, March 24, according to a Summit County Coroner’s report.The coroner said the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head. Luke Gregory Goodman, 22, was staying in Keystone at the time of the incident and was transferred to St. Anthony’s Lakewood Hospital for medical care.According to witnesses, Goodman consumed marijuana edibles prior to his death. A CBS4 reports says that Goodman bought $78 of edible marijuana with his cousin, Caleb Fowler, in Silverthorne. Goodman consumed five peach tart candies …

Presentation explores hunting practices of Native Americans

Local News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:01am
In support of the Winds of Change: Utes of the High Country exhibit at Cozens Ranch Museum, Dr. Jason LaBelle, a leading archaeologist on Grand County prehistory, lectures on early native peoples of this area.Dr. LaBelle runs an archaeological field school along the Continental Divide of Grand County. He and his students document and excavate amazing archaeological finds. This is a special opportunity to learn and understand about the earliest peoples of Middle Park, from a vibrant young scholar.Dr. LaBelle’s talk is: The Mountains as Wilderness and as Home: The Ancient Practice of Communal Hunting along the Continental Divide at …

Fraser Valley spring mountain biking options abound

Local News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:45am
I sure saw a lot of people out biking the last couple of weeks. Warm weather felt more like summer than winter.Snow is melting and roads go from snow packed to mud to dirt and back again. Many of us have already taken the journey to drier climates to feel the dirt under our wheels while the warm spring sun beats down on our chilled winter bodies. Often we find ourselves anxious to get out on the bike here in the valley.If you don’t have a fat tire bike, don’t worry we have a lot of options to ride now. …

‘Shrinks,’ by Jeffrey A. Lieberman with Ogi Ogas

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:23am
A look at psychiatry’s evolution from pseudoscience to therapeutic tool.

Author’s Note: Writers Old and Young: Staring Across the Moat

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:20am
When, sooner than they can possibly imagine, young writers turn into old writers, what then?

'Lost Boys Symphony' Blurs The Lines Between Reality And Madness

NPR Books - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 5:03am

Mark Andrew Ferguson's debut novel has time travel, but it isn't science fiction. It has teenagers, but it's not YA. Instead, it's a tale of intense friendship, first love, and serious mental illness.

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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:34pm
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:18pm
Paperback books of particular interest.

Letters: The Best Intentions

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:10pm
Readers respond to recent Bookends essays, a review of Barney Frank’s memoir and more.

‘The Country of Ice Cream Star,’ by Sandra Newman

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:06pm
In the ruins of a future America, a devastating plague leaves few living to adulthood.

Do You Believe In Ghosts? You Might After Reading This Book

NPR Books - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:26pm

Sante Fe's most famous ghost is Hannah Nordhaus' great-great-grandmother. Her new book, American Ghost, is mix of memoir, cultural history, genealogical detective story and paranormal investigation.

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A Shimmy Into English Shakes The Dirt Off This Irish Classic

NPR Books - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 5:13am

In Máirtín Ó Cadhain's The Dirty Dust, the dead don't just talk. They won't shut up. Yet this inventive novel, first written in Irish, has long been sealed from English-speaking readers — until now.

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‘Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be’ and ‘The End of College’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 3:30am
How to stay sane about college admissions, and how to make education more accessible.
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