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Winter in heaven (aka Wyoming) can be the most spectacularly beautiful time of the year. But it can also be the most dangerous season for those looking to fully immerse themselves in the environment … more
There comes a certain point in the year where cold weather just becomes an inevitable fact. I recall a few years ago being incredibly unhappy about the fact that there was a mild dusting of snow on … more
The health benefits of regular exercise are well-documented. Exercise that increases heart rate is called “cardio,” which is short for cardiovascular exercise. A form of cardio that can … more
An exciting fall season brought about a ton of success with different sports in Powell, including an All-State athlete in every sport. Per usual the season started in early August with golf and … more
What’s the latest buzz for libraries of the future?  It’s a topic of current interest in Powell as we plan how new spaces will be used over the next 20 years.One equation, I’m … more
The day after Thanksgiving our family took the annual trip up the North Fork to find a Christmas tree. That means that our house was getting decorated in red and green. The furniture would be … more
Last Saturday of November, and the forecast for the day is cloudy, with a high of 40. In the coming days, not so good. Temps in the single digits, a sure prescription for a coating of frost … more
Amazon Mail Service 77 Text:  A Big Horn citizen reported a text from amz_mail_service_77 saying her account was locked and a new login was detected from New York.  The link to click on in … more
Get it on, bang a gong; get it on. If I might repeat: Get it on, bang a gong; get it on. Those are old song lyrics from T-Rex back in the 70s, and if it sounds like nonsense, it’s likely … more
This is a perfect time of year to be humming the hymn “Give Thanks” authored by Henry Smith. These are the lyrics, provided by hymnary,org:   “Give thanks with a … more
This Thursday is Thanksgiving and with that comes annual football games throughout the day to help families come together and gather around the TV after Thanksgiving dinner. For some this may come … more
I asked friends and family what their most memorable, poignant or funniest Thanksgivings entailed. My personal favorite memento was from my second son, who said, “Our childhood Thanksgivings … more
Several weeks ago, someone suggested a topic for this bundle of ideas I submit to the Tribune now and then. The suggestion came to me from a member of a group of nice Presbyterian ladies who get … more
Recently, while visiting from out of state, my father had a “health hiccup.” As we navigated getting this problem investigated and addressed, he was very concerned that we keep his … more
I have a distinct memory as a 5-year-old boy asking God what the difference is between heaven and hell. I remember not being surprised that he answered me in a way that only a 5-year-old could … more
The world descends upon Qatar this coming week leading up to the World Cup opening match on Sunday between hosts Qatar and Ecuador. While that may not be the most exciting matchup to begin the … more
Evidence of my tendency to disparage Nebraska in comparisons large and small, short and tall with Wyoming is abundant. It’s been piling up in columns for years and I see no reason to back … more
The calendar has rolled over, Halloween has passed yet again, and I look about my overstuffed house and sigh. My Christmas tree is still up, decorated in dog toys, after not being brought down after … more
Geek Squad Impersonators Won’t Give Up! If you receive an email from a Gmail address with the subject line of “YOUR ORDER IS ON ITS WAY!” (all caps), but the email just says … more
Is it possible to be born in the wrong body? Should we teach children that they may have been born in the wrong body? Admittedly, the questions are incoherent, and it is hard to believe that this … more
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