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Good ol’ Richard Pryor, who had me at, “You sure you got the right case?!” in the movie, “Stir Crazy,” could really cap off a story with his talkative eyes. He once … more
Right now, there is a clear path ahead for Liz Cheney, and it does not involve the state of Wyoming. She will deny this. And she may not even believe it now. And for the rest of this year, she … more
Group identity, according to American philosopher Steven Pinker, has a lot to do with our behavior. One of his books, “The Better Angels of Our Nature,” talks about just that. Which set … more
The month of July finds the Park County libraries continuing to be busy, as we finish up summer reading. The Powell Library continues to supply fun activities for all ages as we celebrate Tails … more
Pruning is the art of removing parts of a plant — sometimes drastically enough to make passersby weep — in order for the plant to be healthier and bear more fruit. To the uninitiated, … more
It was a Monday morning so I naturally didn’t have a joyful spirit — similar to how I am on all the other days of the week. As if getting out the door wasn’t awful enough, as I … more
Once my wife Nancy and I reached a certain age, our approach to reading about deaths of folks in the local news services changed. We call it “obituary roulette.” It is not something to … more
The last time I talked to Dale Olson he was busy teaching children how to ride. As president of the Shoshone Back Country Horsemen, he was determined to bring new members to the … more
My mother has very vivid dreams. One remains clear in my own mind because of the detail in which she first described it to me — and because it involves me. Before my fifth birthday, my … more
It was more common in older Christian teachings to hear about dying well. Life expectancy was much lower back then. Medical treatment was not nearly as advanced as it is today. The infant … more
What a year. The Powell Tribune took a chance 365 days ago, on an immature, recent college graduate to be its next sports reporter. It’s the best mistake they’ve ever made! Before … more
There has never been a doubt I am a sucker for babies. Babies of all types — human, dog, rabbits, horses, even baby chicks. It may be because I was saddled at an early age with a little boy my … more
I told Gar, “Many mammals, birds and fish stay with the same partner till death do they part.” Unsmiling, he deadpanned, “Obviously, monogamous animals don’t know how long … more
Tell me that did not happen. That’s a really bad joke,” I ruptured as my brother spoke. My brother, Gary, is a quiet, keep-to-himself guy, a good man. He is also the most … more
Men, you need to realize how precious you are. It doesn’t matter that the media says you aren’t as great as you truly are. Let me assure you, the media’s opinion doesn’t … more
Energy is called the master resource for a reason – it powers our nation, military, and economy. America has the world’s largest energy resources. Bad policies, though, are creating … more
In 1974, the Watergate scandal and opposition to the Vietnam War had some Americans questioning the greatness of their country. Johnny Cash was not one of them. An Air Force veteran, the country … more
Wyoming is undergoing a fundamental change in how our state is organized. Last month, the U.S. Census released its state level numbers, showing that Wyoming’s population growth rate was one of … more
I really enjoy gardening. I especially like to plant and harvest. The hard slog between the two, not so much. I also enjoy summer vegetables, like yellow squash and fresh tomatoes. Often I will … more
There are literally millions of Americans who will be visiting Wyoming this summer seeking out those secret spots. I will be one of them. This column is my annual “Wyoming Bucket List” … more
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