Talking can help, if there’s listener

Some people just don’t know when to shut up. Frequently I am guilty myself. The case that stirred this thought occurred, as I was captive in a service establishment recently and had to listen while a guy related a whole lot more about his personal life than yours truly or the attendant on duty cared […]

Legal pot a symptom of urbanization

The legalization of marijuana in Colorado has brought to a head a common point of contention that has happened in state after state. It is a generational change, a population shift that is the result of the inevitable roll of civilization. It also marks a shift from rural to urban. Over the years I have […]

Easter date varies with timing of Jewish Passover

We celebrate a lot of holidays and other special occasions. Most, like birthdays, are celebrated on the same date each year because we know that’s the date on which the event occurred. Christmas is an exception to that. We don’t actually know the date of Jesus’ birth, or even the year, but we know it […]

Thankful to friends for another outing to the canyons

Three friends, Yvette Peacock, Elizabeth Morris, and Susan Hamiton-Vick decided we needed to go the the canyons at lma again. Of course, I didn’t argue with them because there is no place I’d rater go. The clouds were gathering as we drove along thus making the trip more exciting than usual. We stopped at lma […]

Prescription drug ads lull consumers to high costs

I think I’m supposed to feel left out. To my knowledge, I don’t have OAB, ED, RA, Low “T,” IBS or any of the initialed disorders that elevate my status in the world, or so TV advertising for prescription medications would have me believe. So I can’t further elevate my status by taking any of […]

Let Easter be your rebirth into the family of God

I took advantage of the cool still morning while the dogs were outside to take a peek at my garden. I knew it was too early to see anything but I could imagine what it would look like in a few weeks. I thought my eyes were deceiving me so I bent down further and […]

The lengths we go through to make loved ones happy

While I had a great time this weekend with family and friends, the one accomplishment I am really happy about is that I finally found a supply of the canned cat food that my stray cat enjoys. Now, I know that some, if not most, of you might be thinking, “It’s a stray cat! Why […]

Good friends can help you find place to escape reality

Last Sunday, Yvette Peacock invited Elizabeth Morris and me to take a drive with her to Ima. Nothing could have been better, because those canyons are always calling. The drive was particularly special because I could just look at the scenery without putting hand to wheel or foot to pedal. Just being able to sit […]

Christ can save your skin from the closest of shaves

I have a hate-hate relationship with shaving. I hate to shave, but I hate even worse not being clean-shaven every morning and I never get as close a shave as I’d like. Recently, the foil screen on my electric razor got a nick in it (sounds like karma, although read on). I ordered a replacement […]

Thank those who continue to work to improve our city

After having expressed our appreciation to the city and her employees for the great job they did in painting one of the rooms in the museum and rearranging exhibits, several people mentioned that we should also thank them for the improvements they have made at the cemetery. Although we have admired the graceful elm trees […]