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Here I'm trying my hand at Wyoming politics as concerns Liz Cheney. Click here to read the column  in the Cheyenne Post. To the right is my original 

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This essay argues against the idea "Life is Good" by using Jessie Singer's book "There Are no Accidents." Among other things, Singer exposes the insidious influence of ALEC, the legislative "council" that writes and promotes regulations beneficial to Big Business. Click here to read the Cheyenne Post publication. To the right is my original.

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This column elaborates on the Covid variant Omicron B.5. Click here to read its Cheyenne Post publication. To the right is my original.

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Jackson Hole Writers' Conference happened in late June. I attended via Zoom. To read the post I wrote about the experience in the online Cheyenne Post, click here. My essay in pdf format is on the right.  

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This column explains Wyoming's Fossil Lake and nearby National Fossil Monument. To read it in The Cheyenne Post, click here. My original essay is to the right.

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Another meditation on the composer Beethoven and his Ninth Symphony. To read it on the Post's website, click here. To the right is the essay in the original.

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This column relates the legal protection for non-game birds, particularly raptors and songbirds, that had its beginning in Wyoming. To read as it appears on the Cheyenne Post website, click here. My original essay is to the right.

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This column of May 19, 2022, talks about the current craze of book banning. To read as it appears on the Cheyenne Post website, click here. To the right is my original, before the editor trimmed it.

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This column examines some reactions in our state to fellow Wyomingites who are gay. To the right is my original essay. For the Cheyenne Post link, click here.

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Edith Eva Eger's "The Choice: Embrace the Possible" reflects her own and recent veterans' war experiences. Click here

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This column is a personal-experience essay that recounts an incidentwhile traveling in Texas. Click here.

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This column discusses the latest IPCC report on accelerating climate change around the globe. To read, click here.

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This column examines my late husband's views on the Supreme Court, which I believe to be in error. To read, click here.

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This column is longer than most, but it discusses an issue that should be important to all of us: our unconscious biases regarding unfamiliar accents or manner of speaking. To read the published version, click here; my original is to the right.

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Here I discuss the Pentagon's drone strikes in Afghanistan, quite a few of which end as "tragic mistakes", like a wedding party bombed. To read the article as it appeared in the Cheyenne Post, click here. To the right is my original essay.

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This is the light-hearted story told me by an oldster about his grandpa and the watch inherited from him. To read it on the Ch-Post website, click here. To the right is my original write-up.

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This essay examines the workaholic roots of my family as I grew up in Germany, and similar elements Ifound in the U.S. To read it on the Ch-Post website, click here. To the right is my original essay.

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Another family snippet. This story revolves around a conversation with my three adult children.T o read it on the Ch-Post website, click here. To the right is the original.

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This column discusses the unfortunate effects of Congress granting, via AUMFs, our presidents carte blanche to create wars abroad. To read it on the Ch-Post website, click here. My original is to the right.

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This column on marijuana laws in Wyoming and the following were written together. To read it on the Cheyenne Post website, click here.

Asset Forfeiture is an opportunistic of raising money for law enforcement that preys on already marginalized populations. To read the column on the Cheyenne Post website, click here.

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This article reflects on the human tendency to acquire and hoard--and what our heirs have to deal with if we don't dispose of stuff in our lifetime. To read it on the Cheyenne Post website, click here.

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Baby rattlers in the basement? A personal essay. To read it as it appears on the Cheyenne Post website, click here. To the right is the unedited essay.

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This story recounts my work with Ageless Writers that, unfortunately, came to an abrupt end. It was a worthwhile effort. To the right is the unedited version. To read it as it appears on the Cheyenne Post website, click here

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This column is aboutmy encounter with Wyoming's complex split-estate problems. To read as it appears on the Cheyenne Post website, click here. To the right is the unedited version. 

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This is the saga of the Cheyenne Symphony's recent experiment with the rock music of a noted Cheyenne musician. To read as it appears on the Cheyenne Post website, click here. To the right is the unedited version with a pic provided by the friend who invited me to the performance. 

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This is about a visit to Saratoga, WY, and the wonder of Aspen spread. To read the Cheyenne Post website article click here. Opposite is the unedited version.

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One of my favorite memories of Yellowstone National Park is discovering its microscopic life. For the Cheyenne Post article, click here. Opposite is the unedited version.

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Here I examine the pollution caused by the Wyoming power plants that were never outfitted with scrubbers, though required by the Clean Air Act signed into law by President Nixon. To read the article as it appeared in print, click here. To the right is the unedited version. 

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An update on Covid-19 after the Omicron variant swept through our country and elsewhere. For the published version, click here. The unedited essay is on the right.

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The abandoned fracking wells in Wyoming that leak methane are a threat to human health, the environment, and the climate. To read the published article, click here. The unedited version is on the right.

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A recollection of adolescence in Germany, always tainted by experiencing war as a small child. The unedited version is on the right.To read the essay as published, click here.

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This story tells of my son and friends hunting on Windy Acres and leaving Pronghorn steaks in my freezer. For the Cheyenne Post article, click here. To read the unedited essay, go to the right.

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