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Hank McKinnell of Jackson predicted today’s worldwide pandemic during a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, 15 years ago.    McKinnell recalls making a joint … more
We’ve made it to May. It is so exciting to see new life springing up everywhere. Approximately seven weeks ago, we personally began feeling the effects of COVID-19. I was in a Zoom meeting … more
Hey students, there’s something I want you to know. I miss you. And I’m pretty sure you miss me, too. Even the cranky me. The same cranky me who showed up on Zoom today, a little annoyed … more
God bless mothers everywhere. They endure a lot. A few years ago, our then, 5-year-old grandson Dane, and grafted-in-daughter, were at the batting cages. Dane had to use the restroom, a glorified … more
Like many of you, my family has been holed up for the past MILLION days. Seriously, what we are dealing with right now is not easy. Concern for our older loved ones, having kids at home all day, … more
The days are longer, the sun is shining brighter, and the essence of spring is in the air. Before you realize, you will plant your outside garden. But in the meantime, here are some easy indoor … more
It has been easy for me to deal with the current quarantining of America. I had already been spending most of my time at home, with only occasional forays to the coffee shop or the sidewalks … more
My sister was just a little girl, only 8, maybe 9 years old. But even now, after all these years, I can still see the words she wrote on that page in her own sincere, child-like way: “My mom … more
With the coronavirus outbreak, we have all had to adapt to new ways of doing things. The majority of you are adjusting to online or remote learning from your homes, faculty are transitioning to … more
Last month my college roommate, Randy, who was only 38 years old and in great health and shape, died unexpectedly from a heart attack. Like so many of his friends and family, I found myself in … more
COVID-19. “This is going to be a game changer, like 9-11,” says my cousin’s son, the doctor. And he should know having worked for years at a senior level in federal disaster relief … more
A while back, Gar and I visited our daughter, Lunny, in Salt Lake City. She’s a traveling neonatal intensive care nurse and was completing a 13-week assignment at a hospital in the area. She … more
In 2019, AARP’s FraudWatch Network reported 24% of all scam calls reported in Wyoming fell under the “Imposter scams,” category. That is, one which a caller pretends to be from the … more
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a stranglehold on our nation for several weeks.  The pandemic has caused an extraordinary number of illnesses and deaths throughout the world. It has … more
Everyone is affected by COVID-19 in one way or another, especially if you’re an employee whose industry is experiencing a hit. The president recently signed into law the latest package from … more
Face it: We are living in unusual times. Probably the craziest times of our lives. The COVID-19 coronavirus has turned our personal lives, our towns, our state, our country and our world upside … more
Apparently, we are going to be in quarantine for a while longer. That’s certainly more of a problem for those of us with businesses and jobs, and active people who are normally out and about … more
When COVID-19 first started making headlines in this country, I tried to foresee how it might possibly affect my business. Agriculture is considered an essential enterprise, so we have been able to … more
For those of us who are Christians I suggest we begin by looking at the Beatitudes. Notice that these are promises from God. We can count on God’s promises. Trust in that.  Author Max … more
I want to offer encouragement to people who are troubled by the COVID-19 crisis. My heart goes out to all who are suffering, especially the sick. Many friends or family members are healthcare workers … more
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