If it’s a stable life, stay awhile

When I was in high school and then in college I thought it would be fun to travel more. Two weeks after I graduated...

Do we keep or throw it away?

We are supposed to have a rule at our house regarding “stuff:” If something comes into the house, something must be taken out. In...

A letter to the readers

I have enjoyed going around to events the last few weeks and hearing all the nice stuff people have to say about the paper....

Anecdotal evidence proves a point, at least in Hill City

If you look hard enough, you can often find statistics to prove a point, and I found that to be true as I looked...

A worthy cause and thoughts on childhood

I usually don’t criticize the mainstream media all that much because it is important to let news outlets say what they want and...

It is sometimes a bumpy road to unity

What do sidewalks and school teachers have in common? Well, in Hill City it would be that they both have evoked quite a bit...

What to expect out of a job

Recently I have had conversations with two close friends of mine, both males in their twenties who are building careers in their respective fields,...

There’s still a lot of work to do

Some days I think that I could accomplish so much more if I didn’t have to be in front of  a screen. If I...

Peanut butter on the seats and admiring the generations

After 22 hours over the course of a weekend with four grandchildren in the van, one gains an appreciation for the rigors of parenting...

‘Overnighters’ is a reminder of harsh realities

People like to watch car crashes. I also think people like to see those that are successful fall. But when when someone who is...