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 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Sea sickness on an RV is real

Hello, I am in my RV in a cute place called Ellensburg, Washington. We are camped for the night alongside the Yakima River; it is so green and pretty here, not beige like home.... — Updated 4/21/2021

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Go West, young Atticus!

Our big dumb baby dog is finally two! Happy birthday, Atticus! Who would have thought that the both of us would have survived this long, but we have. My fear, though, is this...... — Updated 4/14/2021

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

A dog and his jelly bean

I hope you all have recovered from the egg hunts and you have all eggs accounted for. Don't want to have to hunt down some ugly stench somewhere down the line wondering, "What in... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Peeps, kids and a rolling stone

Easter – oh my word! I told you spring was coming, and now here she is. This year Easter is going to be different; I'm not just talking about the pandemic, I am talking about the... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

The winter blizzard and the dog

Hello to you. Did you survive the storm? I am sitting and writing this on the Monday morning after the blizzard, my windows are completely covered with snow and ice, I feel entombed... — Updated 3/16/2021

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Happy (belated) birthday, Alice

Sunday was my birthday (we don't need to talk about which one), and I woke up without any fanfare. I was up in the wee hours of the morning trying not to have any expectations of... — Updated 3/9/2021

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Spring, and hope, are on the way

Hey, it is March! Aren't you feeling a bit of hope for a warmer future? I am! I am so looking forward to anything being green again... Oh my word, this brown we have through fall... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

The sky is falling! At least in Denver...

I have never been a fan of flying. As a daughter of a pilot and the mother of a plane captain, this is not a popular statement. I much prefer trains or the old-fashioned road trip.... — Updated 2/23/2021

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

I want my old TV back

Did you watch the big bowl game on Sunday? I did too. I watched the commercials and some guy running around in a lady's swimsuit who got tackled pretty hard. That was funny. The... — Updated 2/9/2021

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

It's time for tea, dammit!

Well, here we are in February already. Can you believe that? I always find hope in this month. January is just the hangover from Christmas and kind of depressing, right? You have... — Updated 2/2/2021

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Did we miss the 2021 bus?

I hope everyone has sufficiently recovered from the holidays, both physically and financially, and has begun to enjoy the new year of 2021... We had such hopes for the turnaround... — Updated 1/19/2021

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Alice's Christmas Vacation

Merry Christmas (late) and Happy New Year from Tucson, Arizona. We came to Arizona for the warm weather and to see what it would be like to spend Christmas in the RV. "Why not?" we... — Updated 12/29/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

When friends become family

This time of year, we all get a little nostalgic don't we? It is a perfectly natural thing to do. We have all of these wonderful memories of holiday seasons, and in those memories... — Updated 12/15/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Hello leftovers; goodbye 2020

Does your house still smell like turkey? Mine does. There were only three of us here and I still had a 24-pound turkey. What is wrong with me? My word, I will end up freezing a... — Updated 12/1/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Happy little trees, but no coffee

I actually failed an art class in junior high school, and if you know me, that should be a shocker. I love me some crafting and creative outlets. The idea of someone telling me to... — Updated 11/25/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

It's your funeral ... uh, wedding

Here we are in the middle of November, and who would have thought that way back in May or even in March we would be where we are today. COVID the Creep is still breathing down our... — Updated 11/17/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

And now for the next big thing...

Ok, here we are. Elections are over – well sort of. We have cast all our ballots and winners have been announced... recounts will be proposed, but all in all, it is over. Now we... — Updated 11/10/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Not a very cheerful time of year

Wow, what a week, huh? We have had frigid temperatures and (depending on where you live) varied amounts of the white stuff. As is Colorado's tradition, it is freezing cold for... — Updated 10/28/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

To all the moms out there...

I have always tried to sing praises to the different mother figures we may have had in our lives during Mother's Day Season. But right now I feel that most mom-like folks are... — Updated 10/21/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

The insect steals the show

Well, "The Fly" won the vice-presidential debate. Good job, little dude! We are now fascinated by this fly that stood boldly where no man had gone before. He found a visible podium... — Updated 10/13/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Be a decent human being

I guess it can happen to anyone, right? The president of the United States of America and the First Lady have tested positive for the coronavirus. My social media, like everyone... — Updated 10/7/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Coronavirus escapes

Well, hello everyone! I have been away from my writing for a bit. My heart and mind have been hurting and struggling to find joy. I know I am not alone in this sort of thing. We... — Updated 9/30/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Play nice when talking politics

We are getting very close to voting day – you can feel it, see it and hear it all over the place. We will be voting for the biggest and most important office in our country. It... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

Dreaming of a brighter tomorrow

Hi there, everyone. I have been busy poking and cattle prodding my family and somehow missed writing a column for a bit. I last told you to stay tuned to our endeavors of acquiring... — Updated 8/26/2020

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion

When opportunity knocks

Opportunity knocks, sometimes it taps lightly, and still… other times it knocks you down with a thud! How you respond to it is also a measure of how big of an opportunity it reall... — Updated 8/5/2020

 

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