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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
It’d be a lot easier to be a good citizen — to determine good from evil and right from wrong — if only Washington didn’t present more as a three-ring circus than serious … more
I recently heard a student from central Asia asked about his impression of our community. His response was both insightful and astute. He said, “Everywhere, everything is so clean,” … more
Donald Trump’s capricious decision to remove air protection over northern Syria and pull out of Kurdish lands is a horror story, no doubt about that. It has also united Democrats and … more
It’s a rhetorical question, one I once assumed to be infused with sarcasm and not a bit of irony. “Are we having fun, yet?” Our instructors asked over and over, even as we … more
I’ve been giving some thought to saving the world, thanks to a string of articles and TV news reports trumpeting warnings that seemed to put responsibility for preventing a killing recession … more
On some days the complexities of our global world seem so overwhelming that it’s tempting to find answers by turning back the clock to a simpler time, one that seems romantic in some ways and … more
You know them. Or maybe you don’t. Where you turn if you’re taking visitors to the Japanese Relocation Center Museum. Those two big cottonwoods? For many years now, they’ve been … more
Grim news from the local employment front with the closing of Shopko and Cody Labs — not to mention the layoffs and position reductions at Northwest College — returns my attention to our … more
What about those high heels, anyway? Years of wearing them certainly left me with a number of foot problems that I successfully ignored until a broken ankle a few months back. Now, physical therapy … 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
The Powell Branch Library ... is totally inadequate to provide service to the estimated 11,719 population in the Powell area.” And, “There is no part of the current facility that has … 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
Jan. 3, 1949, was around 70 years ago. I had just turned 9 and, while events of the next three days merge in my memory, the first minute or two after waking up that Monday morning could have happened … more
Powell has more busses than any other school district in America,” my father said at some point after I started in my new school, Powell Elementary. Seeing them waiting for us every morning and … 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
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
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
Remember when household thermostats were simple little devices consisting of a dial that you turned or a lever you moved? That’s a long way from true of the one I have now. It requires a degree … more
Here’s a stunning bit of not so trivial trivia: Wyoming’s sovereign wealth ranks among the 100 richest in the world. With a total of $20.8 billion, we aren’t quite in the same class … more
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