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Our nation and our state were founded on principles of volunteer service, self-sacrifice and courage, principles instilled in me at a young age. They ignite a passion in the American soul and inspire … more
I had a good laugh over something I read in the news recently. At least I did until I realized what the item says about Americans, and I decided it wasn’t so funny after all. The item was … more
Fraud against those age 50 and over is a massive problem, especially schemes that use the internet. One common internet fraud is a technical-support scheme. In these schemes, a criminal convinces … more
Courage is something we often wish we possessed more of. Sometimes, when you least expect it, God brings circumstances into your life to inspire you to be courageous for him. It was a Friday … more
June 10, 2019 was Wyoming’s Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day marks the date symbolizing how far into the year women must work in order to earn what men earned in the previous year. The day is … more
Perhaps it was the shared experience of living through the blizzard of ’49 together that turned the camp from ... well a camp, as in a temporary way-station ... into a community. more
I write this Perspectives column from the table of my late father’s house. About four months ago, my grandmother and my father, who both fearlessly loved the Lord, went to heaven suddenly the … more
I seem to have been a bit lax in my duty to the readers of this column this year. To put it simply, ever since the calendar rolled to a new year, I haven’t written my usual number of essays … more
I could feel my heart quickening with every step as I searched for my missing child that April morning. After being startled awake by the sound of his younger brother calling to me, I had run hither … more
You don’t hear hilarious catch-lines like, “Sock it to me,” anymore. Nor will you hear “You bet your sweet bippy” or “Vedddy interesting.” Time-honored … more
Jan. 3, 1949, was around 70 years ago. I had just turned 9 and, while events of the next three days merge in my memory, the first minute or two after waking up that Monday morning could have happened … more
I have always been a drug-free person. At least I used to be such a person, before myeloma and diabetes caught up with me a few years ago. Between the two conditions, I am ingesting a frightening … more
Now where was I before I so rudely interrupted myself with a long-winded part one a few weeks ago? Oh yeah, small towns in close proximity yet so far apart. If you recall, I somewhat blamed Powell … more
I've been thinking a lot about my mother-in-law, Wilma Olson, who would have turned 94 this month. Wilma lived a life of service to her family. Her mother died when she was 14, and that was when … more
Powell has more busses than any other school district in America,” my father said at some point after I started in my new school, Powell Elementary. Seeing them waiting for us every morning and … more
In my early 20s, I made a comment that has become a long-running joke between my husband and me. With ambitions to live abroad again or perhaps move across the country, I told him that I wanted to … more
There was big news on the astronomy front earlier this month when a team of researchers managed to take the picture of an actual black hole. It was an impressive achievement, but some people used the … more
(Little has been written about the Japanese Relocation Center’s second life — its continued occupation after the Japanese departed and Congress turned the property back to the Bureau of … more
Does absence really make the heart grow fonder? Possibly in some cases, but the breakup with my fiancée happened in 1989 and these last couple years, I find myself dreaming about her less and … more
Ah, it’s great to see the word April in big letters on the calendar. It’s not that the first three months of 2019 have been so bad. I’ve just had some difficulty keeping to my … more
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