Digging in to my summer reading list

I like to think of myself as a voracious reader.  Isn’t that a great word?  Voracious.  Rolls off the tongue.  I probably would be a voracious reader if life didn’t get in the way.  Work, family and friends tend to conspire to lure me away from my towering stack of books.  I generally have anywhere [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Introspections|2 Comments

Parents – teenager training

Parenting a teenager is not for weenies.  Those of you who have undertaken it know the struggle is real.  Those of you who have only been teens should remember the awkwardness, the endless moments of humiliation, the fear of being noticed, the fear of being unnoticed.  It's just brutal. The surging hormones mean teens are [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Community, Community Events, Introspections|2 Comments

Birthdays and funfests

  I love March.  It means so many things.  Daffodils (my all-time fave flower) from the American Cancer Society.  The chance that spring (my all-time fave season) might actually arrive.  March Madness, which pretty much annually features the Kansas Jayhawks (my all-time fave team).  In addition and most importantly, it’s the month of my birthday!  [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Community, Community Events, Introspections|0 Comments

Take time to be kind

I’m back!  Four pounds lighter, perhaps a few inches smaller and feeling very pleased with self for surviving the Whole30.  Thanks for the votes of confidence! Today, I’m using my column for something other than what’s become a bit of my personal blog post.  Instead, I’m going to share both my disappointment and my hope. [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Community, Introspections|2 Comments

Wholly30, here we go

Happy New Year!  Yep, 2017 has entered at full throttle, complete with hideous cold and deeply unfortunate wind.  We’ve all become complete wusses after the last few winters and as someone who has been a proud Wyoming resident for 24 years and 7 months (but who’s counting?), I don’t remember it being quite this cold [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Introspections|0 Comments

Bring on the tacky tidings

It’s the Christmas season! Yippee!  You know how I know this?  Not because the decorations are up in stores. That happened in September.  And not because the snow finally started flying, although that did help.  Nope, the Christmas music has started on the radio stations.  At least the radio has the decency to wait until [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Community, Introspections|0 Comments

Join the support staff for our community’s children

I am the parent of two boys, ages 11 and 14.  I came to the parenting gig late so I had plenty of time to watch my friends raise their children.  I also had plenty of time to be incredibly judgmental about what I saw as their mistakes and shortcomings.  In my head I was [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Community, Community Events|0 Comments

Adventures at the Fair – dog shows, taxidermy

I’ve recently returned from a trip down south.  Douglas, to be specific.  It’s Wyoming State Fair time and my boys were fortunate enough to have had a great Sheridan County Fair so we joined the parade of livestock trailers down the interstate. As I was musing on the subject for this column, I couldn’t help [...]

By | August 22nd, 2016|Introspections|0 Comments