Gray versus wild

When my girlfriend and I moved here, we made it a point to be more active and get outside more. Luckily, we have been...

Fun with scrap

I have been spending my spare time in the most unusual way—scrapping.  Metal that is. I used to “have a guy“ for this. He was...

Caffeine: A love story

Sometimes we need something to get us through the day. Some people need to go to a local fast food or fast casual restaurant for...

A stinging fear

We all have fears in life. Some of these fears drive us in life and gives us purpose, such as the fear of failure or...

The ‘Fresh Prince’ of the Black Hills

“Now, this is a story all about how/My life got flipped-turned upside down,” - “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” Will Smith. Kind of like Will Smith,...

With a wheelbarrow and a hammer

I was blessed to find a wheelbarrow on my property when I bought it a year and a half ago. Not just a wheelbarrow...

What happened to country music?

Don’t get me wrong — I love country music. Country music is the music I listened to with my dad. It is the music I...

Baseball gives me high hopes

Baseball has forever been my favorite sport. Like pretty much every American child, I played as a kid — up through fifth grade. My favorite...

The cat days of winter

The dog days of summer is based on the Roman idea of the rising of the star system Sirius, known as the “dog star.” This...

Come on, this is ridiculous

You might have read a great column last week written by our fantastic reporter, Leslie Silverman. Leslie is great. She is reliable, dependable and always...