It’s a time to give thanks, especially for veterans

My son said, “Mom, I’m surprised you’re reading that book,” when I mentioned to him some of the details from Lone Survivor, which recounts...

What growing up really is about

“You'll never grow up/ You're never gonna be a man/ Peter Pan” These are the words to Kelsea Ballerini’s song “Peter Pan.”  It’s kind of...

Perhaps a sign for the times is in order

I think a new sign should be erected, maybe next to the existing sign on the corner of East Main St. and Major Lake...

Winter will be cold, be prepared

As Wallace Stevens warns, “one must have a mind of winter.” Cold weather is coming. I’m sure many snowbirds have already left the area and...

Personal experience drives a point home

A few weeks ago I related the pros and cons of constructing new public restrooms in Hill City, possibly as a Business Improvement District...

Music has ability to heal

Last Saturday night I had the pleasure of meeting a couple of musicians who travel across the U.S. playing music. The event was a lot...

Making a bid for bathrooms

We have come a long way from the little house out back, yet bathrooms continue to be a basic need for us all, whether...

I’ll always be a Denver Broncos fan

Every family has their own gathering force. For my family it is the Denver Broncos. Myself and each one of my sisters each have...

Trading in a dime for happiness

I thought about the phrase, “Money can’t buy happiness,” as I read about the Rapid City mystery man who discovered a thin dime in...

What is necessary might not be liked

Oscar Wilde is quoted as saying, “the difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.” Journalism is often...