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by Dom posted Feb 12 2015 4:14PM
For years I've worked with students and schools (mostly middle schools), helping to empower young people to become the best version of themselves. I founded a non-profit organization called The Big Brain Club.

Recently our foundation was featured on Mix 100.3's weekly public affairs program, Colorado Conversations. In this podcast you'll hear my son, Dominic, who runs the foundation as its Executive Director, talking with Scott Nielsen. Scott is the principal at one of our incredible partner schools, Preston Middle School in Fort Collins. It's inspiring to hear what Scott and his team of educators have done to motivate and inspire kids. Preston definitely embodies the spirit of Smart is Cool!

Here's a link to the podcast, where you can find out more about Preston Middle School's spirit of achievement, as well as an inside look at how The Big Brain Club functions. Enjoy!
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by Dom posted Feb 3 2015 3:34PM

For the unofficial month of love, I asked Emily to suggest an appropriate book. She's a fan of Bridget Jones, and gave the nod to one of the sequels. Here's her (as usual) charming review.

"Oh, Bridget" . . . Get used to sighing those two words while reading Bridget Jones' Diary: the Edge of Reason.

I know what you're thinking: 'Seen the movie. No need for the book.' But I'm here to tell you that not reading the second installment of the BJD series would be a tragic injustice. As anyone who has ever read a book then seen the movie knows, the book kicks the movie's arse. There are so many little quirks and events that you never see in the film, so many beautiful lines of humor and heartbreak. I venture that more than one scene will speak to your soul, and you'll wish that Bridget was a flesh and blood human you could split a bottle (or three) of wine with.

There are all the usual suspects in BJD: The Edge of Reason: adorable and uptight Mark Darcy, loyal but batty besties Jude and Shazzer, that sinfully delicious cad Daniel Cleaver, and her loony tunes mother, full of mischief and adventure. Highlights of the book, which never made it into the movie, include a hot man from Kenya, death threats, and home improvement woes. (And since - in real life - my boyfriend's bathroom is currently getting redone, and I must share my bathroom with him, this plot point struck a chord with me. Particularly when Bridget speaks of 'the honeymoon being over.')

It's quick, it's charming, and it's delightful as hell. Curl up with Bridget Jones' Diary: The Edge of Reason. And, like most love stories, this book is best devoured on your couch in your comfy pants, with an open heart.

You can find this month's selection, Bridget Jones' Diary: The Edge of Reason at all three Denver locations of The Tattered Cover Book Store. Just mention "Dom's Book Club" and get 20% off this month's book. Enjoy!

by Dom posted Jan 17 2015 3:05PM
Is it just me, or is TV getting better? And is that a good thing or not?

I wrote a piece about how I went from watching almost NO television, to suddenly having more shows in my Netflix and Amazon Prime queues than I can keep up with.

You might enjoy the post. Here's a link for you to check it out. I'd welcome your comments, too.
by Dom in the Morning posted Jan 7 2015 10:56AM


I know that I have a lot of habits – some good, some bad – but I’d never considered how much they really dominate my everyday life.

And then I read Charles Duhigg’s book on the subject. I’ve read plenty of books that were interesting or influential, but there are only a handful of them that have cause me to instantly adjust the way I live.

The Power of Habit isn’t just an eye-opening look at how our habits create subconscious patterns, it also explains how simple little tweaks can help you to take a bad habit and make it something of value in your world.

And it’s not just in your personal life. Businesses are beginning to suggest that managers and employees spend some time with this book. There’s an entire section on the habits of successful organizations. If anything, read the segment on how Target was able to use customers’ habits to actually predict when a woman became pregnant. It’s fascinating.

If you’re looking to make some changes in your life (either personal or professional – or both) then it’s worth a read.

The Power of Habits is available at all three locations of The Tattered Cover Book Store, and if you mention at checkout that it’s part of Dom’s Book Club, then you’ll get 20% off.

by Dom and Jane posted Nov 21 2014 5:05PM
We're creeping closer to a record-breaking year for The Dom and Jane Charity Marathon benefiting the Food Bank of the Rockies, thanks to the incredible $30k donation from Randy and the team at Grainger! You are awesome, thank you!

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by Dom and Jane posted Nov 21 2014 4:27PM
Doug from Encana stopped by to show some love to TFBOTR. Encana is a leading North American energy producer that is focused on contributing to the strength and sustainability of the communities where it operates. Encana Cares is the program the employees contribute to, and they raised 2600 pounds of food and $30k! Thank you mucho!

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Topics : Environment
by Dom and Jane posted Nov 21 2014 3:58PM
Another great local company stepped up to support TFBOTR, Steve from Urban Mattress stopped by. Urban Mattress genuinely cares about Colorado, and giving back to the community. Most of their owners are all former non-profit workers, they even donate 2% of every purchase to a local charity of your choice. They donated $2500 today and we are grateful! 
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Topics : Social Issues
Location : Colorado
by Dom and Jane posted Nov 21 2014 3:11PM
Anadarko is committed to safely producing the energy we all need in a manner that protects the environment, public health and supports our communities. They have over 1400 employees that are all passionate about giving back to the communities by not just donating, but volunteering. Anadarko supports over 100 non-profit groups annually, and donated $10k to TFBOTR today! Thank you so much to Amy and all of the employees! 
by Dom and Jane posted Nov 21 2014 1:56PM
Bryan from Halliburton, the second largest oil and gas service company in the world, and the largest in the United States, stopped by to give generously to TFBOTR. They collected money in the best way possible way, by throwing a tail gate party for their customers and gathering funds! And party they did, thanks Halliburton for the amazing $191k donation! Wowza!
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by Dom and Jane posted Nov 21 2014 12:59PM
CHS Inc. works in rural areas of Colorado, and those communities benefit from the Mobile Food Truck that TFBOTR has. Their employees are very grateful for the wonderful work of the Food Bank, and their support of families all over Colorado, so they collected $28k to donate this year! Thank you to Mel, the gentleman with the handsome voice from CHS, and the entire company. 

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