I’ve been a fan of Gary Paulsen’s books for years. If I counted the titles of his works, listed inside his newest book, correctly, he has written about 53 books, mostly for young people but some fiction and nonfiction for adults — and some picture books besides.
Mysteries are part of our everyday life, though we may not recognize them as such when faced with them. Most people probably don’t even think of events in their daily lives as mysteries because of the way they occur.
All of our dogs have been rescued except one. All of my dogs are special, but there was one extra-special dog that adored me, and his name was Jake.
This is a great time of the year to cook because there is so much produce available through the Farmers Market and fruit/vegetable stands. I’m told that Palisade peaches are ready. This week’s column features two recipes for using fruit.
How many times have we been looking for something and it’s right there in front of us?
Every high school graduating class has its renowned clown or comic. The Moffat County graduating class of 1954 was no different. Alternating between ebullient and anxious views of the future, the graduates mirrored the effervescence of all seniors before and after them. Class comedian and vice-president, Leo Romero, captured the class in caricature on a banner, and that simple banner surfaced recently at the class’s 60th reunion.
In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act, making it the policy of the United States to preserve worthy undeveloped public lands for the benefit of people to recreate, for wildlife and to assure that America’s rapid growth did not gobble up every acre of land for human development.
An interview with several dud wranglers and packers showed they have accommodated the increasing number of large people. Using Belgians, Percherons and their crosses are mentioned often. Draft horses are gentle beasts by nature and most wranglers are ready with a hefty footstool to assist in mounting up.
I love the fall season, and it seems to me that there are already signs of the seasonal change. Mostly it’s a feeling, I guess, but I’ve been trying to pinpoint the signs.
In a business where bigger isn’t always better, it’s good to see a movie like “Guardians of the Galaxy” that’s huge in every way but still dares to be small where it counts. And, not just in having a trigger-happy star that’s only two feet tall.
In crafting a last-minute fracking compromise, Hickenlooper may not have pulled off the impossible, but he definitely produced the unlikely. He had gotten the center to hold, and Hickenlooper will tell you that when the center holds, all else is right in his world.
A few seconds in a rainforest, a sunrise shared with a stranger, a five-minute walk on a beach: all are moments that lingered and the reason I travel.
“My name is Alter Wiener, and I am an ordinary person with an extraordinary past.” That’s the way “Gifts from the Enemy” begins. The picture book for children was written by Trudy Ludwig, and the beautiful oil painting illustrations were done by Craig Orback. White Cloud Press is the publisher.
Life likes to hand us surprises, and my surprise for the week was that due to my health. My legs are giving me problems, and I am once again in rehab at Sandrock Ridge. Again, I am looking at life through a different window, and I’m finding that it really isn’t all that different. The experience makes me feel like saying to myself, “Yeah, I’m back to square one,” which, at times, is not such a good feeling.
My favorite time of year is here. It is the Moffat County Fair. My family’s summer is not complete without it.