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Robert H. Peck
Sep 17, 2021

Yes, I've shared this before, but recent SRIs (Sock Related Incidents) compel me to revisit the topic with readers. ---------- How many socks have you ...

Robert H. Peck
Sep 16, 2021

When I was a history major at Yale, I took a class with renowned Cold War historian John Gaddis. The great professor has written and taught about the conflict ...

Robert H. Peck
Sep 3, 2021

q I first embraced the bird-watching hobby thanks to the red- bellied woodpeckers I saw in Iowa City. Returning to Iowa after 15 COVID-influenced months in ...


Robert H. Peck
Aug 27, 2021

One question: Is 'lefty loosey, righty tighty' one of Newton's laws of motion? --------- Most things were pristine when I moved into my new house here in ...

Robert H. Peck
Jun 18, 2021

My student was anxious. He'd waited in the rain to talk to me, pacing up and down outside the cafe window while I finished my scheduled meeting with another ...

Robert H. Peck
May 21, 2021

They say April showers bring May flowers. However, new evidence suggests the relationship between April showers and May flowers is significantly more complex ...


Robert H. Peck
May 7, 2021

Have you ever considered taking a bunch of vegetables you don't really like to eat, putting them in a blender, reducing them to goop, then liberally imbibing ...

Robert H. Peck
Apr 30, 2021

Last week, I wrote about a Canada goose that had taken over an osprey nest above Roy Peck Field in Riverton. I was torn between my love for this industrious ...

Robert H. Peck
Apr 23, 2021

There's a Canada goose nesting in an osprey nest at Roy Peck Field in Riverton. It's made me question my allegiances. First of all: A goose in an osprey ...


Robert H. Peck
Apr 9, 2021

This is an ode to the patience of plants, our most moderate of citizens. Spring beckons us all this April. We are lured out, bare-armed and blinking, to a ...

Robert H. Peck
Feb 19, 2021

My school teachers lifted me I consider myself pretty well off in life. That isn't to say I'm wealthy. Far from it. Being a public educator has never been a ...

Robert H. Peck
Jan 29, 2021

"Follow your dreams." It's a common enough saying--so common indeed that it's become a cliche. This is our way of encouraging people to do what they want to ...


Robert H. Peck
Dec 27, 2020

By Robert H. Peck For The Ranger In the spirit of the season, please enjoy this holiday light driving tour of homes and businesses around Riverton. There ...

Robert H. Peck
Nov 13, 2020

It can happen to anyone. At first, I thought I was immune. Or at least that I could become that way, with practice and time. Then, as the days went by and ...

Robert H. Peck
Nov 6, 2020

I'm spending some time in Chicago right now, and it makes me think --as so many things do -- about pizza. I feel somewhat distant from the pizza debates my ...


Robert H. Peck
Oct 30, 2020

q Proper candy selection is of vital importance to Halloween, and it isn't as simple as going for the cheapest bulk item available. It's the most ...

Robert H. Peck
Oct 16, 2020

Halloween is the best holiday, as I've explained in this space at least once before now. I've made my case, and I've made it well. Don't argue with ...

Robert H. Peck
Sep 25, 2020

When the COVID outbreak began last March, I had not yet taken down my Christmas tree. Obviously, this is an embarrassing revelation. IR00;know. I should have ...


Robert H. Peck
Aug 21, 2020

As I learn again and again when I come and go from Wyoming, it is hard to beat the charms of a western state. I am back in Iowa after five months in ...

Robert H. Peck
Aug 14, 2020

Over the years, our cars accrue small defects: dents or scratches, strange pulling to the left, a sequence of electronic failures that can only be overcome by ...

Robert H. Peck
Aug 14, 2020

Over the years, our cars accrue small defects: dents or scratches, strange pulling to the left, a sequence of electronic failures that can only be overcome by ...


Robert H. Peck
Aug 7, 2020

I'm so glad Colorado Rockies baseball is back. But I feel a little guilty about that. The players, people I admire, are putting themselves at risk just for ...

Robert H. Peck
Jul 24, 2020

I took a walk down to a pond near my house this week and found some ducks. They were enormous (for ducks), lounging by the side of the pond and looking ...

Robert H. Peck
Jul 17, 2020

I'm a proponent in this space of going out and looking at birds during the day. Regular readers don't need to be told this. This time, I'm suggesting that you ...


Robert H. Peck
Jun 19, 2020

You've heard of a green thumb. I have what I would describe as a beige thumb. Or maybe a mildly chartreuse thumb. It certainly isn't green, but green is ...

Robert H. Peck
May 8, 2020

Among the litany of business reopenings and other economic and public health easings we are seeing, there are few which can practically be considered ...

Robert H. Peck
May 1, 2020

There are a million kinds of cooking videos, articles, and guides flying around the world right now in response to the sheer number of us who, stuck at home ...


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