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 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    April 26, 2017 

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...

 

I Am Not Mad At Anyone and I Don't Understand Hate

Well, here we are, with a new president in office and you have some folks that are happy and some folks that are protesting. Something they seem to be pretty passionate about. To love or to hate are...

 

Why Can We Say These Horrible Things About Our Country And Our Fellow Countrymen And Not Expect It To Affect, In A Most Negative Way, Our Country And Fellow Countrymen?

I have to wonder if it’s wrong to still have a Christmas tree up, well, not just one but two. I have been so busy that I have not taken them down. We had every intention of leaving them up through...

 

Welcoming 2017 With Some Precious Family Moments

Well, I hope your New Year is starting on positives notes and happy beginnings. Mine has been eventful and fulfilling as well as heartbreaking and profound and I thought about not telling you about...

 

Don't Sacrifice Kids For A Stupid Trophy

During the holidays, on the TV you will find plenty of goofy and wonderful Christmas and holiday specials and the beloved ‘Claymation’ shows from our childhood, those are so great! Also on...

 

New Christmas Year's Eve

With the whole Christmas shindig almost over I now am faced with mounds of laundry I have been hiding probably since Thanksgiving. Always putting laundry on the back burner of the stove of life....

 

Christmas Cards

Yeah, well it is Christmas card time again at my house. I love to send them and I cannot wait to open my mailbox and see who I get one from today. It is a simple joy for me at Christmas. Almost a...

 

A Christmas Memory

I have no pictures to show to you of the memories I am going to share but maybe in your mind’s eye you can see them as I tell it to you. There was no money for film and developing in the budget we...

 

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