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Those of you who read this column have probably guessed that one of my favorite things about living in northwest Wyoming is being just a short drive from Yellowstone National Park — and that I … more
I have been visiting the past in my reading, as usual, by learning about the life and career of a guy named Whittaker Chambers. If you are wondering who Whittaker Chambers is, and why someone … 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
ATVs and UTVs (utility vehicles) are just a way of life anymore. They are so prevalent one must keep a sharp eye out for them, even in town. Injuries and deaths associated with ATVs have increased … more
It seems like only yesterday that critics were taking aim at President Barack Obama for something he said to other world leaders. Supposedly, he had been traveling around the world, blaming the U.S. … more
We’re the “Equality State,” a name evoked often this year as we look back on 150 years of women having the vote. Me, I love the name, the concept of equality and the challenges … 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
This year, Wyoming women earned 68 percent of men’s salaries on average. That’s according to a just released (October) study by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, writing for … more
While hunting alone on the last day of antlered deer season, I sat hidden — haunted by memories of words best left unsaid. It took nearly an hour before I managed to get the thoughts out of … 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
Today’s title could easily have been, “Honey, We Need to Talk,” or “It’s Not Me, GOP; It’s You.” I’m ending this toxic relationship via this public … more
These days, though, I’m afraid my verbose tendencies mean that I’m approaching dinosaurhood. Today’s with-it people are text messaging or using an online thing called “Twitter” to send “tweets.” Both of which actually demand short … more
There were Indian singers and dancers, a magician’s act and, of course, birthday cake to celebrate the 172nd birthday of William F. Cody. At the last minute, the scheduled appearance of a Buffalo Bill look-alike was canceled due to … more
As you prepare for the celebration of the Fourth of July, I want to give you something to think about. Getting with family and eating hot dogs, grilling hamburgers, and shooting off fireworks are all … more
After all, a person can’t eat apple pie all the time — although I’d like to try that for a week or two sometime. When it comes to griping about something or somebody, though, Americans can, and usually are more or less set in complaining … more
So I’m driving the mile home from a local pub after a mere pittance of beer when at the end of 29th Street, I theoretically stopped before turning for my final hundred yards. Pulling into my … more
You think a horse spooking away from a rattlesnake is skittish? Try talking to your mother or daughter, your son or father about their mortality. Or yours, for that matter. The very act of … more
Euphemia Hayman Reher grew up in what she referred to as “want,” thanks to her Scots-Canadian coal mining father who tended to drink away his salary. Want, to her mind, was not poverty but a correctable condition. more
I guess I made a pretty good haul this Christmas. A few things were missing from my wish list, even though really, I’d have been content with nothing since I have pretty much everything I need. Like ZZ Top sang so eloquently, “I Ain’t Askin’ for Much …” more
Living in Park County once meant ... well, living in Park County. We had our homes here, our employment here, our schools, recreation and vacations here. If we left at all, it was to visit relatives … more
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