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Last weekend, I was sitting in the stands at Cabre Gym, gazing down on the Ken Rochlitz court and awaiting the tip-off of a basketball game.

have decided to break a promise.

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the things we Americans are afraid of. Among other things, I said our politicians and others often try to scare us for their own purposes and that I could write more on the subject.

Not long ago, my chauffeur, nutritionist and cat wrangler, the one who actually heads my household, took me on a ride to Cody.

While preparing for today’s special section on home improvement, I’ve been thinking about my past domiciles — they’d been called everything from a dorm room on steroids to a health hazard, depending on how much my friends knew about the place.

You may have noticed I love plagiarizing old song lyrics. I’m a reasonably adept wordsmith, but often no words say it better than my favorite songs. Last month, lyrics from “She’s in Love with a Rodeo Man” testified to the longevity of my old dog and old truck. The tradition continues …

I’m getting kind of old.

Not so old, though, that I don’t remember those “good old golden rule days,” like, say, the fourth grade.

My siblings and I have been chatting online frequently in recent months. It’s been a welcome way to keep in touch with each other, since we have lived in places as far apart as Seattle and Atlanta.

In today’s edition we pay tribute to one of our region’s biggest industries that literally puts food on all of our tables — agriculture. As a former 4-H and FFA member, this is something I get pretty excited about, and as a newcomer to the Big Horn Basin I’ve noticed a few striking differences to how farming is done here versus how we do it where I come from.

Once again, an item in the news has me questioning whether I really live in the “Home of the Brave” celebrated in our National Anthem.

The students are settling in at Northwest College, so the time is right to share some bachelor recipes. Much like students, bachelors are too busy to actually cook; they get grouchy when hungry, and they try to be mindful of their nutritional needs for fueling their active lifestyle.

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