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If this item were written in say, any September between 1966 and 1998, I would know exactly what to say to a room full of young people, Well, maybe I would have had just the right thing to say to … more
The medical terms for urinating is micturition, voiding or uresis. Most of us simply call it peeing. I’ve been peeing all my life, and at my age I’m quite a practiced and talented peeing … more
We’ve likely all heard this statement: “I’ve got bad news and good news for you. Which one do you want first?”  Well, when it comes to Christianity, there is both bad … more
Just for fun, let’s probe just a few of the side effects of just a few of the mysterious concoctions drug marketers are blitzing us with daily on the tube. You know the ones, don’t … more
Some things you don’t forget. They leave a bad taste in your mouth. You know, like a burst appendix, the death of your beloved pet or the dreadful taste of kale.  God knows I’ve … more
"Everybody Lies." The book title almost jumped out at me from a library shelf.  It’s subtitle was less titillating but provided a hint at an explanation for the claim: Big Data. New Data. … more
September is National Library Card Sign Up Month. This is the time of year when the Park County Libraries like to remind everyone if they don’t have a library card to make sure to stop by and … more
As we draw near, ever so near, to the end of summer (deep saddened sigh), I sit and ruminate on numerous conversations I’ve had with folks around town. They inevitably start something like … more
Hello. I don’t like burying the lede, so I’ll just come right out and say it: I’d like to introduce myself as the new editor of the Powell Tribune. I’m excited to help … more
Since she’s been gone, I have a lot more room on my couch; since she’s been gone, I can golf all day long if I feel like it; I can run through the house screaming; no one will ever hear … more
Anyone who is around me much knows I love to talk. I don’t mean “talk” as in a bad thing, I mean actually having conversations with people. Honestly, I love to talk about most … more
How lucky we all are that we live in such a lovely area with fabulous scenery, temperate weather (most of the time) with well-defined seasons, a well-run, safe city boasting about all the amenities … more
I recently read an article informing parents about essentials for a college freshman, without one single mention in reference to selling a kidney to pay for books. Actually, most of the ideas were … more
This past Sunday the lectionary assigned was a fitting passage for the current times, but a risky scripture to preach (Luke 12:49-56). One of my first thoughts was to preach the history of the … more
There is much about Wyoming that our visitors adore. Lots of room, peace and quiet — good neighbors, and a great heritage. We’re one of the smallest states in the union — but a … more
Sometimes you just have to wonder about where the human brain and body’s adaptability will hit its limits.  We keep pushing those, and the more there are of us the more outrageous and … more
The last time this column appeared in the Tribune, my wife and I had been directed to a large hospital in Bend, Oregon, so I could have my head examined. The concern was that the combination of a … more
This past year, I made the decision to take up running as part of my workout routine. Growing up, I would roll my eyes and find every reason to get out of running, especially that dreaded mile we had … more
Sometime in June or maybe early July, a bit of cabin fever infected my bride and me.  The main symptom of the malady was the urge to go on a trip, and we begn to explore the possibility. The … more
You know how they say opposites attract? Maybe it’s true. Gar and I are very different.  He’d say, “Ya, she’s different; you have no idea.”  In my book, … more
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