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My grandmother should have been in my seat. She would have at home with the low light over the semi-circle felt-covered table. She would have been watching the cards of the other players and, in … more
I’ve found the answer to “screens.” It’s eggs. “Screens?” Well, if you happened to catch it on NPR Saturday, you know that “screens” are what those who are studying the impact of … more
Lynne Taylor didn’t have to tell me she was concerned. Lynne has worked for the Beacon for more than 30 years and only a few times have I seen her look as troubled. Something had to be terribly … more
I did something the day after Christmas that I never would have dreamed possible – I planted tulips. I wasn’t waiting until Dec. 26 to work on a spring garden, but when I saw the bulbs on sale … more
We’ve all had it, that feeling of complete frustration, if not desperation, when for whatever reason your computer or your cell phone gives up the ghost as well as everything you had in it. Wiped … more
It’s a breakthrough. Those who follow this column and have read about Ollie already know of this coonhound’s independent streak. When on a scent he won’t listen, and when he’s off the … more
With trials, travails, tumult, and tribulations, 2015 has been a year of great unrest. Internationally, the world seemed to be on a collision course with disaster. Nationally, a growing sense of … more
This is a winter that’s been too good to be true. At least that’s what I’m hearing. Daylight Savings Time is here and the first day of spring officially arrives next week, and no one is … more
My daughter, Diana, has a gift for giving. You never know what to expect when a package arrives from Wyoming. Well, actually, you can expect to find some treats, usually something chocolate, and her … more
Some decisions have to be made in split seconds, such as when you’re doing 35 mph and the traffic signal turns yellow. Do you slam on the brakes, or pray you make it? No one choice fits every … more
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