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I’ve spent considerable time exploring human conflict in recent months.  My physical condition coupled with the precautions necessary to avoid becoming a COVID statistic have given me … more
I just read a scientific study regarding stress and in the very first sentence was amazed to find that you can eat to be calm. God bless those scientists, I got so excited. Unfortunately, as I read … more
Guy Doud became a hero of sorts to many teachers across the nation when he was honored by President Reagan in 1987 as “Teacher of the Year.” Doud says his meeting with the president in … more
Do you find yourself humming Pomp and Circumstance this time of year? Can you visualize all the graduates dressed in their robes with huge smiles on their faces and yet a look in their eyes that … more
As you no doubt suspect, there are differences between living in Nebraska and northwest Wyoming. Big ones. For one, though I’ve heard many of you howl like banshees about the taxes you pay … more
There’s a long list of things I never want to do again and having hemorrhoid surgery is front and center. In case you’ve ever contemplated having a hemorrhoidectomy, don’t. You … more
Park County libraries are busy this month. The Powell Library has a May calendar overflowing with fun activities for all ages. We will be out in the community at the Heart Mountain … more
My wife and I were married 33 years ago this coming August 5.  Like most young couples, when we said our vows we weren’t thinking 30 or 40 years down the road. We were enamored with our … more
The federal government’s environmental policies are disconnected from common sense and serve only to increase tension and decrease trust in the federal government. Two recent announcements from … more
I’m here to give mothers hope. Your whining brood will grow up and though that’s bittersweet, just know they’ll still happily blame you for everything crummy that ever happened in … more
What’s the big deal about attending church? As long as I worship God, what does it matter if I go to church?   Over the years, several good people have mentioned their … more
O beautiful for spacious skies; For amber waves of grain; For purple mountain majesties; Above the fruited plain!” The 1895 lyrics for “America the Beautiful” start out by … more
We’ve had a choice on American energy for decades. That choice is between encouraging energy production and infrastructure, or throwing up roadblocks. At every turn, Democrats chose to throw up … more
Graduation is fast approaching, which means Powell’s seniors will soon go out into the world of dorms and less-than-ideal college apartments. Fortunately, there are ways to make your college … more
Dwight Gilbert struggled with his voice, which was weakened by cancer. But Gilbert was still witty and a bit mischievous. Family members were surrounding him. Dawn, his wife, was playing host to … more
I’m an idealist with unbridled curiosity and a B.A. in journalism from San Jose State University. Like many journalists, if something doesn’t make sense, I ask questions. When people are … more
I recently read an article informing young couples about what they should know pertaining to marriage. The very first sentence was somewhat intriguing: “Resolve every disagreement before going … more
We recently celebrated the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, and what a blessing it is to be able to gather with the saints and proclaim that Christ is risen.  This resurrection was and … more
I  was planning to finish up my medical adventure story in this column, but I changed my mind.   Two factors have led to my making this change. First of all, last week began with the … more
In education, teachers often talk about planting a seed — skill sets or learning tools that help students become active and successful members of our society. If we give our students the … more
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