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When a person needs to lose a few pounds, it’s only natural to spend an above-average amount of time looking for foods to eat that are not only healthy, but also tasty. Recently, that quest … more
About an hour down the road from Powell, I officially became a news writer, joining the small staff of the local paper. It is actually among the oldest newspapers in Wyoming, and it has a rather … more
Did you know 2018 is the “Year of the Chinese Buffet?” Maybe it’s not noted on your calendar, but in my belly it’s perfectly clear. If I might say a couple words about Chinese … more
Running for a seat on the county commission gave me not just permission but an obligation to ring doorbells. To do so entailed a lot of driving along the roads of our ag lands. Sometimes as I … more
It has become commonplace to hear people, chiefly those on the left, saying that Donald Trump is the worst United States president ever. According to a recent The Economist/YouGov poll, 41 percent … more
When it comes to voting, I sometimes feel like an explorer, hacking my way through a Central American jungle in hopes of finding the ruin of a Mayan temple. Please understand, this feeling … more
It’s election time again. Once again, we face the task of choosing the leaders of our local and state governments, as well as our representatives in Washington. That’s a tough job, … more
One of the Park County Commission candidates, speaking at the first campaign forum, said something to the effect that you can’t do anything about kids leaving the county and the state. … more
If you haven’t heard, Taylor Swift abandoned her neutrality on politics over the weekend and announced to the world on Instagram that she was an ultra-liberal, left-wing, Hillary Clinton-loving … more
We live in the best place on earth.” Or is it, “… the last best place on earth?” Either way, I’m betting we all feel it’s true. A lot of our reasons for saying … more
A few weeks ago, I was off duty at home in my backyard and was talking to a officer who was working his shift. The officer got a call of a welfare check on one of our senior citizens who had not been … more
My wife and I were shocked one day last week when we opened our mail. Well, maybe shocked is too strong. It was more like we were a little surprised, but the surprise was a bit magnified because … more
Today’s title could easily have been, “Honey, We Need to Talk,” or “It’s Not Me, GOP; It’s You.” I’m ending this toxic relationship via this public … more
Being in my mid-40s and overweight, concerns about my health — especially the risk of heart attack and stroke — are to be expected, especially since I was diagnosed with atrial … more
When I was in school, I learned all sorts of facts that my teachers called history. At the same time, I began to learn that some of those facts might not be true, thanks to one of those … more
It seems that our fair state did something strange last week. When Wyoming Republicans rejected the candidate who had the support of President Donald Trump, we were the first voters in the nation … more
How far is too far when it comes to punishing people for making inappropriate remarks? We might have gotten our answer on Friday, when Lilly Diabetes pulled its sponsorship of Conor Daly’s … more
I suppose many of you readers of this column have been wondering why I have failed to pontificate on Wyoming’s primary election, which happens next Tuesday. Or maybe it hasn’t crossed … more
I can’t believe you would do this again,” Jess heaves during a rest stop, five seconds after our last rest stop. I can’t, either. “I must’ve blocked it out,” … more
There has been considerable change in the world since I first began to store up information in my memory banks. The data collection probably started sometime after D-Day, but for the first two or … more
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