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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
George Herbert Walker Bush may have been, in his lifetime, one of the most accomplished of our presidents. But before getting to that, let me tell you about my first experience with him. He came … more
Most recently, it has come back in the form of disputes over a bunch of monuments honoring people who fought for the Confederacy. Apparently there are around 1,500 such memorials across the South — so many that, if a guy didn’t know better, he … more
It’s natural to want to help wildlife when we believe them to be hurt or left behind. If you see an animal that appears to be injured, do not approach or try to capture the animal as it can … more
Recent actions by our president have convinced me that he doesn’t know what he’s doing. I realize that about 70 percent of Wyoming voters will say I’m wrong about that, and maybe … more
At least that is what a group of Coloradans who met in Fort Collins last month believe. They are some of possibly thousands of Americans who contend that the world is really flat, not a globe like my first-grade teacher told me or what I heard from … more
• So far I’ve only had a couple people twist my devil’s-advocate suggestion of civilian assault rifles possibly not being prudent into a liberal rant for gun control. Of course, the ol’ “slippery slope” and Hitler’s rise to power via … more
Wyoming’s official nickname is The Equality State. Wyoming has work to do to live up to that moniker. June 10 was Equal Pay Day in Wyoming. It’s the day of the year that represents the … more
As I approached the covered porch, I saw lines of dusty cowboy boots. Inside was a maze of denim-clad riders, sporting big silver belts and sweat-stained hats. They belonged to 12 young people, … more
My wife Nancy hates one of my favorite phrases, where I talk about my “bucket list,” which lists things I want to do before I die. She prefers the term “fun list,” and quit … 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
Sputnik fascinated us — a rocket blasted a satellite into space! Only it was the Russians who did it. As grade school kids, we worried about atomic war, but this was dreams and science in … more
I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen the sign. It always seems to be there at the most inopportune time, looming unavoidably like a skyscraper in front of me: “Will Work For … more
This was why I went to the march, joining those 300 others gathering and encircling in the heart of Cody: To be kind to myself. As I stood shivering in the blinding biting cold blue of the Sunday afternoon, I felt a warmth welling up inside me. … more
My thoughts were triggered by our president’s alleged use of a certain four-letter word for human waste that many people consider vulgar or obscene to describe certain undeveloped nations. The word in question is not a newcomer to English. In … more
That said, this declaration should not be surprising: I am sold on the Wyoming Lottery. That was not always the case.  On two separate occasions — in 2009 and 2011 — I voted against bills in the Wyoming State House of Representatives that … 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
The older you are, the more you are aware of these truths, and you may not be entirely happy about that, because you may be having trouble keeping up with the changes. Back in 1970, a guy named Alvin Toffler explained the problem in a book about … 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
I was returning from Cody on Sunday in the wake of the storm that blew through Powell.  As I turned off of Coulter I saw many streets were turned into raging rivers. Kayaks had replaced … more
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