Keyword: Remember Your Roots and Keep Them Colored
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We’re often told to follow in someone’s footsteps if we want to succeed. Don’t try that with me. If you’re aiming for any type of victory this side of heaven, I’d … more
This year, when we traveled south for the winter, our daughter, Lunny, came with us. She was training for a summit, happening soon, so she worked out at each sibling’s stop. The first … more
On Gar and I’s anniversary, a friend inquired whether we would ever be interested in giving marital advice to those fresh off the stage of their wedding reception. I thought he was joking, but … more
We’re winding down a stressful year and Gar would know; he’s had 12 months in a long accumulation of months, with you know who. Christmas is first and foremost when we celebrate our … more
I recently saw a greeting card with a young girl on the front reading a recipe and frowning. The caption read, “What the #&$*is cumin?” My sentiments exactly. I hope … more
I once read, “In marriage all the seams are tested. To make it work, you must learn to row as one.” I’m pretty sure Gar never got that memo. There’d been a check on the … more
My hat’s off to folks who willingly get up at 4:30 a.m., gladly eat cold sandwiches, and joyfully puff and pant and sweat and swear. You’re not my people. Gar and I hunted from the … more
One day last year about this time, I was in the bank during a slow time of day, so the tellers and I had a chance to catch up on each other’s lives. The chatter soon turned into a discussion … more
Consider this round two of me whining about my broken wrist. It’s a massive inconvenience and I find myself avoiding public places due to everyone asking me what I did. What “I” … more
According to my son, the biology major, what I call a bark beetle is actually a big, ugly Sawyer beetle with long black antennas. Like I care what he says; they’ve always been bark beetles to … more
Recently, while chatting with a friend, I was bemoaning my dislike of Mondays and how it affected my attitude. Looking skeptical, Kathy chided me that the only thing any of us can control is our own … more
When it comes to the virus we’re enduring, we have decisions to make. Do we call it the corona, Wuhan, COVID-19, simply Covid, Chinese, just virus or, like most Wyomingites, “This … more
As we celebrate the birth month of our nation, I’m still writing about it — even though July is half over — because it turns out, the signers of the Declaration of Independence … more
It’s been 244 years since we’d had about enough of Britain telling us what to do. I realize why I’m a true patriot and our founders were my people — I can’t stand being … more
Fathers, you’re pretty darned amazing. As soon as you find out your wife is bringing new life into the world, you get thrown off your plan. It’s a nailbiter to realize you are responsible … more
Like Gar, our children are all fantastic, but the daughter is the only mountain climber among them, and even her brothers scratch their heads at her feats. She does exercises not meant for mortals, … more
God bless mothers everywhere. They endure a lot. A few years ago, our then, 5-year-old grandson Dane, and grafted-in-daughter, were at the batting cages. Dane had to use the restroom, a glorified … more
A while back, Gar and I visited our daughter, Lunny, in Salt Lake City. She’s a traveling neonatal intensive care nurse and was completing a 13-week assignment at a hospital in the area. She … more
Every year we’re told we could possibly get influenza, but during this cold and flu season, we are being bombarded by media hacks over one or two strains of the virus. They feel it’s so … more
This is the continuing saga of our adventure going south for the winter. The first night, we stayed in the camper at a truck stop where it was 11 degrees outside and equivalent inside. We could … more
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