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I have long searched for a way to describe how I feel about my home state of Florida, without success, until I discovered a word in Welsh that has no English equivalent.  The word is … more
I grew up watching westerns with the likes of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and John Wayne. Predictable endings — good guys riding off into the sunset after saving the town — never spoiled … more
Are you as confused as I am about what’s been happening with our educational system? The entire thing is in flux. And no one seems to have a firm grasp on what’s happening or what we … more
I read with interest my friend Mark Davis’ informative account about Wyoming’s contemplation of dining on roadkill or, to the squeamish, instituting a large animal salvage … more
Recently, sleep physiologist Rachel Markwald set out to study fatigue on a Navy warship. She, along with her team, spent two weeks aboard the amphibious assault ship Essex and they found that getting … more
I write today to offer my opinion on recent legislation before Congress. H.R. 1, legislation monikered deceptively as the “For The People Act,” sets a dangerous precedent for the … more
It is ironic that Christianity, which historically has been a forerunner of personal freedom, political freedom, economic freedom and religious freedom, is commonly seen as the enemy of freedom. Many … more
Iconic wildlife. Famous geysers. Majestic landscapes. These are things that likely come to mind when you think of Yellowstone National Park. You probably don’t think about something as mundane … more
Zebra mussels, an aquatic invasive species, were recently found in moss balls sold through Wyoming pet stores. Moss balls are used in aquariums for decoration and water oxygenation. There are three … more
If you ask 50 people what home means, or what home is, you will get 50 answers. But if there is one thing the pandemic has taught us, it is a lot more than four walls. Sure, right now there is a … more
Facing illness, pain, trials and tribulation visits all sooner or later. Sir Isaac Newton, considered the father of modern science, and a bulwark for Christ, said “Trials are medicine which our … more
Quickly time passes. We don’t notice it often as we rarely stop and gain perspective as we are always in a hurry from one job to the next, one sport to the next, or one doldrum to another. … more
A few months ago, the arrival in Wyoming of the first vaccines meant to prevent infection with COVID-19 was exciting. We’d been through some tough times with high case counts, hospitalizations … more
I use a hair product called “Freeze-It” to keep my mop in place and my motto is, “One can never, no not ever, use too much hairspray.” I buy such an abundance, I asked my CPA … more
When a child’s life is lost, it is a tragedy beyond comprehension. Even one child death is too many, but everyone can play a role in preventing these tragedies from occurring.  We must all … more
A great truth that everyone needs to be constantly reminded of in our time and place is that Jesus did not come to free us to sin, but to free us from sin. Sin is anything that falls short of … more
While writing a recent column on women and history, my mind turned toward the determined Powell women who created our library. Thanks to them it is living history and a symbol of all that makes … more
Last month‘s column explained some benefits of establishing a garden from seed. This month I will describe how to identify and resolve common seed-starting problems. In addition, I will explain … more
Our office late last month resembled every other property in Park County that is under renovation. The furniture was crammed where it did not belong, the computers were disconnected from the server … more
This is the opening line of a hymn written by William M. James in 1979 for the United Methodist congregation he was serving in New York. He was a champion of civil rights and he led his congregation … more
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