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 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 11, 2018 

Too Hot for the Living

Oh my word!!!! It is not even funny how hot it is and my brain has fried... No air conditioning in my car and then our house air has completely stopped as well. The unit on our house has had problems...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    July 4, 2018

Clinging To Hope and My Hairspray During This Horrible Heat

I have told you before about my hairspray, liquid concrete in a can. I spend time fixing my hair to be 'just so'. I often keep my car windows closed and have my air conditioner running because it is...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 20, 2018

Okay, here we are... Summer!!!

The days are most definitely hotter, the evenings are lit with distant flashing clouds hammering some unsuspecting community with Armageddon like hail and it's just a slight bit cooler for sleeping....

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 13, 2018

How does one celebrate a 27-year marriage? Well, I can answer that!

First, you send your youngest kid to Japan. Then you ask your adult son to care for your dogs, cat, and chickens for the weekend. Arrange a get away with some friends at a little-known bed and...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    June 6, 2018

My Baby Girl is Headed to Japan and I am Ready for a Vacation!

My youngest child leaves today for Japan. Wow, my 16-year-old baby girl leaves to see the world... such a strange feeling. She went to Australia last summer and had a blast. This is Japan though and...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 30, 2018

Love You, Uncle Pat

Well now I know I am getting old... My friend just retired, I guess at least my friends are not keeling over from old age, right? We all aim to retire, we save for it and plan to be free to do with...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 23, 2018

Rural Roads and Wildlife

As many of you know, I live rather rurally and as a result I share my property with many critters. I also share the dirt roads with most of them as well. I have shared with you about the jackrabbits...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 16, 2018

The Most Precious Mother's Day Gifts

When you read this, it will be well after Mother's Day, but as I write it is in fact, Mother's Day 2018. Mother's Day is a special day, always ranking high on the family occasion list, when you all...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 9, 2018

I do love Saturdays.

This past Saturday was particularly booked, the "Mom Has No Life And No Option Taxi Service" had a full day scheduled and as the sole owner and operator I had to gear up. I woke early as my men of...

 

Hail the American Meal!

Do you remember the scene in A Christmas Story where Ralphie's little brother shows his mom 'how the piggies eat'? Well, right before that scene he is grumbling, "Meatloaf, beetloaf, ucky yucky meatlo...

 

The Wind Had Better Leave My Hair Alone!

Did you survive the wind machine mother nature sent to us this past week? Was that crazy or what? Out here we have no trees or buildings to slow the blow, it just hits us at full speed and we...

 

I Am Back On "Mission Mode"

This week, we have had the honor of hosting a young man who is serving our country in the Navy. He is a smart and intelligent fella. He and my son went to high school together and along with another c...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    April 4, 2018

Wind and Fires

Wow, things are just howling outside. This wind has become vicious and is blowing all manner of things around. Like Easter grass and wrappers from chocolate eggs. Is it from people just throwing it ou...

 

Negativity Breeds, As Does Positivity...

Life is what we make of it and how we spend our time whilst living is of the utmost importance. Negativity breeds, to live your life in all those negative thoughts and emotions leaves you with simply...

 

It's Just A Stinkin' Fish...

Sonny is our fish, not a fish on a wall or a battery operated talking fish, but a real live swimming Beta fish. We got him as a gift when we attended a wedding, he was part of the table's centerpiece...

 

SUICIDE IS NEVER A JOKING MATTER!!

So, this past weekend I learned a new thing. I think I will share it with you. My youngest daughter is 15, as are her friends. When one is in some kind of trouble they naturally worry about them. One...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    March 7, 2018

Make the Little Things in Life Huge

As I fast approach yet another birthday I have these moments of this strange confidence breaking stuff... I don't know what it is. It does not last long... Then I think "um yeah, it's a sign of old ag...

 

Have We Lost Our Humanity?

Seventeen hearts no longer beat and we immediately look for the political advantage in the death of beautiful souls no longer able to give comfort to their mother who weeps uncontrollably. Help a...

 

Ride Your Wave, Don't Be Afraid of It!

A few things have happened since I last wrote my column. This is what I took from last week. I love how life flows and ebbs and we learn to ride the waves as they wash us to shore or spit us out on...

 

The Early Bird Gets The Worm? Really?

Are we talking about a literal worm here or is this a metaphor? I absolutely have no interest in obtaining any kind of squirmy slimy worm. I mean EWWWAH! But is it a metaphor for maybe the first cup...

 

There is Such Strength in Family

Sunday Family dinners are long gone in most families, but in mine they are ongoing, I so look forward to them. I always had them but we just had five of us, or six if my mom was alive at the table....

 

Here's to you, Uncle Pat!

We all love our condiments, right? We are a nation that loves all sorts of flavor and enhancements of flavor. We put sauce and gravy on everything but we would all be lost without our favorite...

 

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...

 

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