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By Randy Tucker
Sep 27, 2020

Perhaps it is inevitable this time of the year, but thoughts range from the melancholy to almost despair for many people as the summer comes to an end. The ...

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 ...

By Randy Tucker
Sep 22, 2020

When it comes to athletics, particularly middle school and high school sports, counting is near the top of the list when it comes to being an effective coach. ...


Chuck
Sep 22, 2020

I am not a proponent of "positive thinking," or what recently has become known as "positive psychology." I have an issue, for example, with reframing a ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2020

Is it time for a duel or is the air just smoky? The colors of natural light filtering through pervasive wildfire smoke inspire bravado. As does that gawking, ...

By Randy Tucker
Aug 30, 2020

My mind wandered as I pulled up the hill west of Hudson watching the cars and trucks ahead of me vie for position before the four-lane changed back to two. ...


Betty Starks Case
Aug 27, 2020

I may be in over my head, but I believe this matter may be important to the overall health of a number of citizens. Because of the COVID-19 virus, many in ...

Sherry Shelley
Aug 25, 2020

Steve and DeeAnn Doyle rescued an abused and abandoned piece of farm land north of Riverton 13 years ago. Newly retired from the Coast Guard, they headed west ...

By Randy Tucker
Aug 25, 2020

The saying "There is nothing new under the sun" dates back more than 3,000 years to the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes. When it comes to classification, ...


By Randy Tucker
Aug 23, 2020

There always will be winners and losers. As we continue this strange trip through the end of the second decade of the 21st century, the winners and losers over ...

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 ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Aug 20, 2020

Always wash your rocks before cooking The same waning summer that ripened and relaxed me made my sons desperate. "Guys. Summer's ending. We have to squeeze ...


By Randy Tucker
Aug 16, 2020

History often reveals seemingly unconnected events having profound consequences. Rachel Carson wrote of the connection between the insecticide DDT and the ...

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 ...


Betty Starks Case
Aug 13, 2020

I had a dream. A strange dream, but one I couldn't forget. On the street in front of a bar filled with celebrating young adults was a circle of beautiful ...

Chuck Rodgers
Aug 12, 2020

Is there a simple technique which would place you at the center of your life, which you would find empowering, which would help you to take responsible action ...

By Randy Tucker
Aug 11, 2020

When you throw a small stone into a placid pond, the subsequent concentric waves flowing out from that little rock hitting the water show much more effect than ...


By Randy Tucker
Aug 9, 2020

We made another trip across America last week. While many things remain the same, others have taken on almost ethereal weirdness. As I thought about the ...

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 ...

Sherry Shelley
Aug 7, 2020

With local vegetable gardens suddenly overrun with cucumbers, I thought I'd share a couple of favorite recipes. The first is a family heirloom, originating ...


By Clair McFarland
Aug 6, 2020

The summer break that started in March is ending soon. People always say "I bet you sure are glad for school to start so you can have the house to yourself ...

Harold Schultz
Aug 6, 2020

It was Sept. 1, the opening day of mountain grouse season. I was gently moving down an exploration road on the back side of Green Mountain, shotgun in hand. ...

Chuck Rodgers
Aug 4, 2020

Here is an approach to living adapted from reality therapy which you might find helpful. I like it because it acknowledges that you are in control of how you ...


By Randy Tucker
Aug 4, 2020

Major League Baseball opened last week, and to say the least, the boys of summer did not hit the ball out of the park. The initial visit of the Miami Marlins ...

By Randy Tucker
Aug 2, 2020

Jack McCoy approaches the expert witness, eviscerating the paranormal specialist the defense team has sent to the stand with repeated, jackhammer-style ...

Betty Starks Case
Jul 30, 2020

It's almost time for school to open. But will it? Can it? Most of us believe it must - somehow. We come into this world with wide-eyed wonder. American ...


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