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I’m understanding a few things better as time goes by. It takes longer for me because I’m a little hardheaded. If we surveyed my kids, they’d say, “A little?!” … more
The first annual Telehealth Awareness Week is Sept. 19-25. This week will showcase the central role that telehealth now plays in the delivery of healthcare services.   The pandemic has … more
Once it was relatively easy to recruit people to spy on their own governments ... if, that is, you were recruiting for Uncle Sam.   The most persuasive argument went like this: … more
As smoke from summer Western wildfires spreads all the way to Maine, the entire country finally realizes what the West has long known: America’s forest-management policies are not … more
Often when we look at the world around us we find people we just don’t agree with. When I say this, I mean we are right, they are wrong, end of the story and to have a conversation about this … more
The horror revealed itself in fits and starts on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range that awful September day. Colleague and friend Chuck Hassler and I were dispatched by the Powell Tribune to … more
Donald Trump made a big Cowboy State splash last week, when he anointed Harriet Hageman as his choice to run for Wyoming’s lone Congressional seat against three-termer Liz Cheney. Cheney … more
Like many Wyomingites over the last few weeks, I’ve watched the events taking place in Afghanistan and it has stirred up a combination of emotions ranging from frustration, anger and sorrow. As … more
Of late, this business of justice has been on my mind, probably because I’ve been concerned that the modern concept of “social justice” doesn’t seem to be very much about … more
Gar and I are still married after 42 years — even after spending two winters in a 30-foot camper. I’m guessing the only thing that keeps us from murdering each other is neither one wants … more
Anyone reading this probably knows by now, but if not, my time in Powell is coming to an end. I have accepted a job at the newspaper in Abilene, Texas, a place much closer to home and a great sports … more
“Changing my steering pump; what a lovely way of saying how much you love me. Lying with a wet rump; what a lovely way to say you’re thinking of me …” It’s a … more
It’s Sunday morning and what used to be one of our favorite days of the week is now just another day of angst. We woke up to an email from a physician colleague, which was a cry for help. She … more
It is fall! It is a season of change! The kids are going back to school; there will be football games and other sports! Harvest is here, and the fields are ripe with the fruits of the labors … more
September is National Library Card Sign Up Month. Not only is this the perfect month to get your library card, but the Powell Library has plenty of activities to keep you busy. To help celebrate, the … more
It’s hard to imagine that any Wyoming politician has ever been in the national media spotlight as much as our current U. S. Rep. Liz Cheney — except for when her father was vice … more
As children arrive at local elementary schools on the first day of classes, moms and dads with cameras in hand and occasional tears in their eyes escort their kids to the front door. With a kiss, a … more
Watching the events unfolding in south Asia gives me heartburn. As if our sustained collective blindness to our government’s mismanagement of a ragingly unnecessary war wasn’t enough, … more
The school year is arriving again. This seems like a good moment to revisit that continually confused and confusing issue: prayer in schools. There is a great deal of misinformation and … more
My own health, and the health of the nearly 8 billion people that I share this planet with, has given me considerable time to pursue one of my favorite hobbies: studying American history. As I … more
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