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Please let me join the legion of Yellowstone disciples to chime in on what has happened there. This brokenhearted old man must purge if he’s to recover emotionally. I wonder if it’s … more
Growing up in church all my life, I heard certain scripture verses regularly.  These are scriptures that some of you would also find familiar. You know the ones we often quote, read at … more
Summer activities continue to chug along in Powell and across the nation as the hockey season capped off with its champions being crowned Sunday night. The Colorado Avalanche put an end to the … more
Men and women are different — and I’m not merely referring to the fact that men have more nose hairs, though they do, and upon aging, if not kept shorn, grow into caterpillars that wave … more
Wyoming is the energy capital of America.  Americans count on Wyoming energy for gasoline and diesel fuel for our cars and trucks. Natural gas powers and heats our homes in the winter. We … more
The world today seems to be in commotion. News is filled with accounts of war, political unrest, natural disasters and incomprehensible acts of violence.   Sadly, many of today’s issues … more
I first got my emotional support animal (ESA), a rambunctious mutt named Rocco, at the beginning of 2020, not knowing there was a pandemic on its way or that I truly could benefit from an ESA. I … more
I ain’t a big fan of change, and I’ll say “ain’t” if I want to, cause I’m too old to change. Change has always been an enemy. Hard to believe, but I’m told … more
Father’s Day is coming soon, though wouldn’t most women tell you that Father’s Day is every day to some extent? When Daddy walks in the door, the little children rush to hug his … more
Real problems are not usually solved overnight, while details are often the necessary casualties of writing about big issues. I worry that I may speak too broadly without articulating a clear vision … more
I don’t remember the first time I saw him, but his face is still imprinted on my mind. His eyes sparkled like a little boy who had a secret, although he had left childhood far behind and now … more
As a hair shirt wearer on the cusp of 73 summers, I feel keenly positioned to speak on the topic of aging in general and, more specifically, the daily challenges and annoyances of terminal … more
Mass shootings, like the ones of the past month, remind us that we are a killing species and lead us to shrug and say, “You can’t change human nature.”   But is that true? … more
Could it be that Donald Trump may have sold his soul to the devil? It appears he traded his soul for eternal youth.  Why? Because a man of his age and physical build should not have his … more
It is gardening season again! Recently I, perhaps like some of you, have been looking at bags and bags of material that say things like “soil pep” or “root stimulator” or … more
Summer reading is here at all Park County libraries. This year’s theme is Ocean of Possibilities and the Powell Library has the June calendar filled with ocean-themed activities to encourage … more
Winston Churchill loved rich foods, expensive liquor and fine cigars. Given today’s health pronouncements, Churchill should have died long before his time, but in fact, lived to be 90. In … more
I used to listen to a Christian radio station that marketed itself on being positive and encouraging. This is strategic from a marketing perspective. In a world of negativity, bad news, and … more
An absolute whirlwind year has come to a close as the spring sports seasons wrapped up last weekend, bringing a close to the 2021-22 school sports year. I took over this job midway through the … more
Hello class of 2022, family, and friends. I know a lot of you were wondering if I was actually going to get this speech done in time, specifically you Mr. Wormald. Without that one day extension I … more
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