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 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    October 18, 2017 

We All Say, I Love You...

I love pizza! (not really a huge fan of that pie myself) I love Mexican food! Or maybe you say You love a particular restaurant, like Taco Bell or maybe Applebee's. You may even say you love the team...

 

We Have Survived The Homecoming Drama Of The Female Teenager

The dress, the shoes or boots, the hair style, the right touch of makeup, and of course the right friends to go with. Our daughter had all day rehearsal followed by a wedding performance before she...

 

Holy Cats Batman, it's October!!

I am in love with autumn, the cool crisp mornings and the lovely colors that are appearing all over. I had no idea that some of our prairie grass/weeds also change to a lovely deep burgundy and some a...

 

Maybe There Is A Better Way To Get The Message Heard, Without Disrespecting The Very Symbol

I am recouping from a wonderful trip to Estes Park, what a beautiful haven in the mountains. The Aspens were clapping and flashing their hues of Autumn ever so gloriously. We went with a group of... Full story

 

Living On The Range...

"Home, Home on the Range, Where the Deer and the Antelope play. Where seldom is heard a discouraging word. And the sky is not cloudy all day." This song rings in my head nearly every day as I look...

 

Lessons from 9/11 and The Grasshopper Invasion

I sip my coffee at my computer and in the background the news is talking about the awful damage of the hurricanes. I am in thought about September the 11th, yeah 9/11. Do you remember that day? I...

 

Crack Hotel/Bring on the Fall!

Wow, what a time this summer has been. I have had many adventures and enjoyed them in many different ways. I have seen many things through my own eyes and through a loved one's eyes. Believe me when...

 

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

 

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