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Don’t we all get a sappy, schmaltzy grin on our face whenever we think of an old-fashioned Christmas? We see those big Belgians trotting up the lane, clouds of steam rising from their nostrils. … more
We live in unusual times when what defines life is under constant attack. This got me thinking about two instances in my past that involved the dignity of life concerning two seemingly useless human … more
Many people would say this is their favorite holiday, or their favorite time of year. Singers on our Christmas playlists croon, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Hallmark … more
I recently read Madisynn Valdez’s prize-winning guest column, and I must say it left me feeling a little unsatisfied and empty. Oh, not because of the quality — quite the contrary; I … more
Access to the internet is critical for life in the 21st century, not something that is simply nice to have. To ensure our rural communities have quality health care, college-level math classes at the … more
You don’t know me and if questioned, my children would tell you, you’re better for it. Those same cheeky offspring are a doctor, a traveling NICU nurse, a petroleum engineer and a … more
The rain was falling in sheets. The wind was howling. And although the temperature was 40 degrees, I could see my breath. My raincoat was soaked through. My umbrella was blown inside out. I was … more
As we journey through this life, we are faced with much temptations, challenges, hardships and suffering and that is not surprising, because we are told in 1Peter 5:8 “Be of sober spirit, be on … more
The skin is an important organ that is often neglected and overlooked when it comes to our health. Skin protects us from elements and microbes help in the regulation of temperature and works with … more
One in three American adults has prediabetes. That’s more than 84 million people, which means it could be you, your favorite brother, your other brother, your karaoke partner, your karaoke … more
Winter is here in Wyoming. It takes over early and lets up late. With cold and short days, the residents of the Cowboy State are inside more than we are generally used to. Yes, we do take the time to … more
I’ve been wandering in memory land, recalling communities where I’ve lived in various countries and what made them particularly livable, trying to lump those into categories. The big … more
Dogs, touted as “man’s best friend,” have been trained for service, police work and even search and rescue. For some time now, libraries and schools have welcomed certified therapy … more
We live in an imperfect world with imperfect people. I know that this statement seems overly simple and we all know that it is true. As we live in this imperfect time and place, we often find … more
You may have noticed I’ve been very irregular lately. I have no excuse for this lack of movement, save for procrastination and good habits being much harder to reclaim than bad ones. It’s … more
President Donald Trump is keeping his word and getting America out of a bad deal. The poorly negotiated Paris climate accord imposed unfair, unworkable and unrealistic targets on the United States … more
My harvested deer, a white-tailed doe, tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The news was saddening, ending my hunt on a sour note. Notice arrived six days after the hunt: “This email … more
The holiday season is now upon us and for some that means the enjoyment of Christmas music, gifts and gathering together with family. For others, however, the holidays can be a dark and depressing … more
Wyoming farmers are always exploring for future markets and crops that can be produced here. The most recent focus has been on industrial hemp production. Currently, industrial hemp is not legal to … more
It is that time of year: the days are getting shorter, the nights are longer and the chilling weather succeeds the warmth of the sizzling sun. Winter seems to sneak up on me with the first … more
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