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It was 2002 when the Quecreek Mine collapsed and flooded, trapping nine miners for over 77 hours (about nine days, if my figures are correct). Quecreek, Pennsylvania, is a sleepy little town where my late sister Wanda’s teenage, ex-fiancé lived … 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
My dog and I watched a Steve Martin movie, “The Lonely Guy,” recently. He begins narrating, “Hi, I’m Larry Hubbard and this is how I became a lonely guy. I met this gorgeous ballet dancer named Danielle and she was nuts about me. She asked … more
I suppose some of you have missed it, although I can’t be sure. Nobody has inquired into why it has been absent except for CJ, the Tribune’s editor, and it was only last week that he raised the question of when he could expect another visit to … more
With no scientific means of determining how long I’ll live, I’ve come up with my own, theoretical projections, based on “the latest research proves ...” principle. It’s amusing how what was killing us yesterday is saving us today — eggs, … more
One of our printing customers includes the following observation just above the signature line on all his emails: “To say you don’t need newspapers because you’ve got the internet … more
I can’t believe you would do this again,” Jess heaves during a rest stop, five seconds after our last rest stop. I can’t, either. “I must’ve blocked it out,” … 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
Nearly three decades ago, two young girls began to exchange letters, beginning a friendship despite being separated by many miles. Recently the two girls, now in the 40s, met each other in person for … more
I've spent a lot of time at the opera the last couple of weeks. Actually, I haven’t actually been at the opera. More accurately, the opera has been coming to my house, thanks, of course, to … more
It never occurred to me last Wednesday that it was the first day of spring. That isn’t surprising, because I’m not much for celebrating, or even remembering individual days of the year. There are a few that are really important, like Christmas, … more
Running for a seat on the county commission gave me not just permission but an obligation to ring doorbells. To do so entailed a lot of driving along the roads of our ag lands. Sometimes as I … more
It is a good one, although it’s getting a bit stale. I have fallen back on it several times during the last 10 years — a period of time that pretty much equals the lifespan of two lovely young ladies of my acquaintance and also spans the … more
OK, I apologize for using that cheesy metaphor — poetic writing isn’t exactly my style — but don’t give up on me yet. I may still be able to enlighten and/or entertain you before I’m done. That figure of speech, cheesy as it may be, … more
Wyoming citizens are abusing government agencies. That is according to some legislators and other government officials discussing attempts by those who pay the bills — the taxpayers — … more
I’m not saying anything bad about her family. Quite the contrary: I like my in-laws. In fact, I’ve always said that, thanks to my choice in spouses, one of the many fringe benefits I receive is being attached to a crackerjack bunch of in-laws. … more
You think I mean to turn this into a trite treatise on how Europe’s rich and storied history spans so much farther back than the United States’. But no — that’s too obvious. When I tell you I’ve traveled back in time, I mean within the … more
The high stakes poker being played out in Washington, allegedly, centers on building a wall to keep out undesirable elements — terrorists, gang members, rapists ... like that. It has also … more
I'll confess: I never have been a big fan of the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” It’s “let’s spend the night together” message never has resonated with me, … more
Last week, we were faced with a disaster. Actually, as disasters go, it wasn’t much. In fact, I’m a little embarrassed to call what almost happened a disaster. It wasn’t as … more
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