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Oh, they are so clever. Those ad mongers and their pitches can make almost anyone believe themselves to be total cretins ... inadequate, and unhappy without PRODUCT X in their home/garage/yard. … more
The time has come and passed for New Year’s resolutions. But this doesn’t preclude resolving to read more. The possibilities are endless. In 2018, 1.6 million books were published. … more
It’s highly likely that most of us celebrated the end of 2020 with some relief. “At least that’s over,” I, for one, said. “And thank heavens it is!” But, of … more
You’ve heard the good news: The county commissioners signed off on the Powell Library architect search and hire process. The long trek toward the day when we will see the county-owned facility … more
Things I once thought Wyoming Republicans believed in: states rights; rule of law; and the U.S. Constitution. But here we are. Most of Park County delegation to the state legislature — Tim … more
How many mountains proclaim what they are by including the descriptive noun “mountain” in their name? That’s mostly a rhetorical question. In general, I’d guess, not many. … more
Who would have guessed last February that come Thanksgiving we’d not only still be fighting the coronavirus but that it would be worse than ever? As I write this, I just heard Gov. Mark Gordon … more
Newspaper photos show Lakshmi, the standard poodle library dog, lying or sitting next to girls and boys, a book in front of them, a little arm around her neck. She seems to be listening. I seriously … more
What is an “adequate and equitable education?” More specifically, what did the Wyoming Supreme Court mean when it mandated one? Our state lawmakers can’t seem to decide. Faced with … more
How many of you would agree with the following statement? “Park County should have uncontrolled suburban spread.” Very few, I suspect. Even fewer would say we want to see our major … more
It doesn’t occur to me, as I’m walking into Blair’s hooking an elastic over an ear, that I’ve just masked my facial expressions. The day is warm. People are in short-sleeved … more
A recent column by Don Amend, “What’s in a Name,” and the debate over the names of two fairly insignificant bumps on the Wyoming landscape remind me of just how drastically our … more
Ironically, considering our desert climate and dry surface terrain, water aplenty lies in the gravel substrata of the benches below Heart Mountain on its southeast side, seldom making it to the … more
Quite frankly, I no longer have any idea of what “the truth” is on almost any subject ... or any subject that interests our president, anyway. Then, I had a moment of resignation. I … more
“How are you today, sweetie?” “What can I get you, darling?” “How would you like a seat by the window, young lady?” My friends and I, mostly over the age … more
The estimates look staggering. Two-thirds of the people over 65 years of age and three-fourths of those over 75 who have ever lived in all of time are alive, right now, this moment, today. But … more
Back in Civics 101, we learned that our American revolution and our experiment in democracy was founded on a then untested idea: citizen voting. The Athenians had tried it on a small scale, my … more
More and more, a lot of us are escaping COVID-19 by reviving some of the old family pleasures we once enjoyed almost exclusively on Sundays — back in the pre-TV, pre-Sunday afternoon football … more
COVID-19. “This is going to be a game changer, like 9-11,” says my cousin’s son, the doctor. And he should know having worked for years at a senior level in federal disaster relief … more
If anyone has noticed me huffing and puffing up the trails and tracks below Heart Mountain, rest assured I’ve had good reason. The brisk pace, as opposed to my usual stroll, has been part of an … more
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