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 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    August 16, 2017 

We Have Stopped Being the UNITED

When I look into your eyes, I see love... creation... life... forgiveness... immeasurable pain... immense joy... I may even see God in your eyes. But never have I looked in another soul's eyes and...

 

Mamma Funk (A Mother's Woes)

It is a bleak Monday morning. Kind of drizzly and wet. My youngest girl child started her first day as a sophomore. It made my gut feel funny as I said goodbye to my grown young woman who just...

 

The Story of My Life...

As I sit there this morning, the sun is just beginning to lend itself to the day and it is stunning. All sunrises in Colorado are, and I have come to expect nothing less than this amazing beauty on a...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 26, 2017

Alaska's Revenge

To see all the pictures related to this story click the highlighted link below: http://www.epcan.com/home/customer_files/pdfs/alternate/alaskas_revenge_2_pages_together_opt_red.pdf Well, we are all...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 19, 2017

Miss Doris and Bus Driver...

Editor's Note: This week we are printing one of our favorite "Oh My Word" columns from last summer. While my son was home on leave we decided to run away with him to the Royal Gorge in the RV and... Full story

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 12, 2017

You Would Think My Phone Service Has To Come From Australia

Well, the stories from Australia keep coming in. Spiders the size of an adult hand. Pancakes on the beach. Holding a koala bear. Along with a gazillion pictures of flowers, kangaroos and joeys,...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 5, 2017

Lawyer And Car Dealer Commercials... Oh My Word!

I said my final goodbye to the house I raised three children in. I thought I was going to fine with it, but as I grabbed that last look in the back bedroom it hit me like a elephant ramming a jeep ful... Full story

 

Hello everyone, I am still alive and spitting!

I have moved and have no internet as of yet. When you build where nothing had been before, nothing is easy or fast for that matter. I usually write my column on my computer and email it to our...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 7, 2017

Oh My Word...

There is a reason why you sow your oats while you are young. There is a reason you get married (the first time) while you are young. There is a reason why you have children while you are young. There...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 17, 2017

A New Chapter Is Beginning For This Old Bird...

Mornings like this set my heart to skipping. No, I am not stroking out, I am skipping happily along. Beautiful morning with Pikes Peak Mountain watching over us, with the peak still so white with snow...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 10, 2017

My Lifeblood is Coffee!

If you know me, even just a tiny bit, you know that I have a love affair with coffee. I don’t hide it, it’s no secret, I love coffee. It has never failed at pleasing me. I was driving my daughter...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 3, 2017

This is Family Season!

Right now, kids are jittery, waiting for summer break to come. Freedom from classrooms but fun plans on hanging with their best pals every single day...only to get bored three weeks into it and begin...

 

Don't Be "That Guy"

One single life can affect so very many. How, is the question. Over 20 years ago my family of four (before our youngest was around) were traveling home in our van. We had been all over town just...

 

You Have Got To Take The Bad With The Good

I don’t care whether you support our president or if you are not a fan of the man, things are scary right now. We hear on the news all of this stuff about the tension getting thick with North...

 

Do You Remember Easter? I do.

I remember Easter as a kid, the baskets and the big fat jelly beans that were almost the size of my thumbs! I don’t remember ham but I do recall, sometimes, a church service. My mother nearly dying...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Surviving Spring Break

Why is it that "The Great Powers That Be" insist on making bad weather for this break that the kids look so forward to having? I mean, HELLO... it is SPRING break! The season of blooming flowers and...

 

Appreciate The Small Things

Well, it seems Spring has been blowing in. Just like it always does, you can always count on it. How it comes may change from year to year but it does always arrive. I love things that you can depend... Full story

 

Lala la laaa (and Happy Spring!)

Most of you have figured out that I and my family are moving. I have mentioned it a few times, and we have our daughter attending the high school where we will be moving. It makes for a lot of driving... Full story

 

Observations on Parenting in Public

Okay it is an observation that has set me in motion this time, I may have to apologize in advance. If you see yourself in this observation it may make you feel as though I am judging you, maybe I...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    March 8, 2017

Holy Cow!! I am getting old!!

I am approaching my birthday, in like a couple days, and I usually take it all in stride as I really am not so hung up on how old I am but rather how old I feel…. And Honeys, I am almost petrified....

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    March 1, 2017

Hello, My Name is Alice...

...I have been captive for 52 years 11 months and 21 days…. Or thereabouts. I have been drawn in. No! I have been sucked in... They are so subtle in doing it, just gently calling you from another...

 

Life Just Keeps Keeping On And The Speed Just Baffles Me...

Well my flowers are fading and beginning to flop over a bit, oh you know, the ones I got for Valentine’s Day. The Old Man got me and our daughter matching boxes of chocolates and each of us a...

 

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff...

I am enjoying the absolute craziness of the ups and downs of our temperatures and the winds that seem to accompany them as they fluctuate. I know we here in Colorado are never surprised by a 24-hour...

 

Cake Making Skills... or Lack Thereof

We have friends that are family, way more than friends. There is a long story as to how we actually could be family and I am sure there is a term for what we are, I have no idea what it would be, but...

 

Wow! Mother Nature, thanks!

60 degrees huh? Smack dab in the middle of the frozen season. What is the deal? Sunny skies. No heaters in the car turned on to ‘blast from hell’ settings. No, in fact, you might want to roll...

 

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