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Does it Get Any Better?

I sat here last night waiting for my daughter to text me to pick her up from her choir volunteer obligation. I was seated at the island on a stool in the kitchen and could see outside where my...

 

Be Your Best Self This New Year

When you read this it will be 2018... Whoodah thunk, right? When you were a kid you never thought, "I wonder what 2018 will be like" You thought about the year 2000 and maybe some sci-fi episode of...

 

We Survived Another Christmas

If you are anything like me, you are sitting there with the remnants of what was an okay hair day now matted against your head, pressed in the wrong direction by your pillow. Mascara from the day...

 

Merry Christmas! Jolly Holly! Happy Holidays!

Whatever your choice is, I hope it is everything you are anticipating, everything you have hoped for! That is what it is about right? Hope and joy! If all you have is a morsel compared to others, it... Full story

 

Oh My Word...

Before I tell you why I cried for 35 miles, let me tell you first that I have not nor will I "go postal". I have nothing against postal workers or mail carriers. I appreciate the hard work and...

 

Believe in the Magic!

I went to a restaurant the other day with my son after we dropped my daughter off to her morning rehearsal. It was nice to sit down one on one with him over a very good breakfast and guzzle... Full story

 

This is the Season Of Love, Share it...

Don't You Love This Time Of Year? Kids are a buzz with anticipation. Decorations go up in our homes and on houses down the street. The television commercials are now selling new toys for this year...

 

Mmm, The Feast Is Upon Us!

Don't you just love this Thanksgiving holiday, it's all about the food. There is not religious controversy or idealism issues surrounding this feasting day. It is simply a day about eating... and...

 

A Mother's "Life is Right" Sigh...

We all have that thing in life that makes us sigh, a sigh of contentment. Yours may be from having accomplished something magnificent at work that took two weeks to finish. Or maybe you are on a road...

 

I Am Blessed By You Each Week

I live a pretty mundane life, it isn't complicated or interesting in any way. Yet here I sit telling you about dumb things going on within my daily life. I am amazed every time I hear that someone... Full story

 

No More Male Goats!!!

I was driving home this morning from dropping off my teenage girl child who was dressed for Halloween as a kangaroo sporting Australian regalia from her trip. (They do let the kids dress up at her hig...

 

When your kids are sick it breaks your heart, right?

Well, one of my kids has been sort of sick for a couple of weeks but she had just been to the doctor two weeks ago and was proclaimed healthy and had great teeth, so my assumption was that it would...

 

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,...

 

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