Writing Prompt #1

We all knew about the magic lands, of course. They were there every day, layered on top of us like peanut butter on bread. But nobody ever talked about them. If you write a story from this prompt or would like to submit a prompt idea for us to share, please leave a comment or […]

The Lead and Copper Rule

This story is designed as satire. Based on actual events occurring in this country, this story did not occur as written. For background, please read this first: The Lead and Copper Rule A lobbyist walks into a town office, smiling to herself. She’s excited about the new laws requiring the town to monitor the water […]

Sunset and Sunrise Over the Desert

In honor of National Sunglasses Day, I am sharing some photographs I took of the sunrise and set, primarily at the construction site I live on when I was helping to build my parents’ house. These images show the intensity of the sun over the sage brush and cacti of my parents’ home. When you […]

Places in Yellowstone: Pelican Creek

One of the wonderful things about Yellowstone National Park is the diversity of the hiking experiences available. During my visit to Yellowstone National Park in the summer of 2015, I discovered a beautiful little trail called Pelican Creek. The trail wanders through the woods and along a beach. At less than 1 mile long, it […]

The First Thing You See In Yellowstone

The sun is coming out. If you are like me, you are looking forward to some time out in the sun, perhaps on a beach or in the mountains. I recommend going to Yellowstone National Park, the most awe-inspiring vacation spot I have visited to date. At Yellowstone, there are seemingly endless herds of bison […]

Yellowstone National Park

Time for a vacation! Are you looking for a place to visit this summer? You might have noticed it is still snowing outside in many places, but this is the kind of vacation you’ll want to plan ahead of time. I love Yellowstone National Park! I recently visited several travel magazine websites and noticed something […]

Independence Day, Medicine Bow, WY

These photographs were taken last year during the Independence Day celebrations on the fourth of July in Medicine Bow, Wyoming’s park. It was a fun event, with food provided by the local Lion’s Club. Stay safe this fourth day of July. If you are out driving home from late night fireworks, watch for wildlife on […]

Camp Time

Today, the fourth Saturday in June, is the Great American Campout! Take some time to go out camping, whether in a camper, camp trailer, tent, or beneath the stars. Camping out allows us to feel a moment of peace in this crazy world, and to relax with nature or with good friends, music, and bonfires. […]

Critical Failure and Success: D&D of Many Choices

E: “I shoot the troglodyte with my shortbow.” DM: “Roll the attack… you accidentally shot yourself in the foot. Roll damage. It’s the troglodyte’s turn. He moves closer, but he can’t get around the rocks this turn. Goliath’s turn. G: “I’ll try to pull the arrow out of his foot.” DM: “Roll a Medicine check… […]

Independence Day, Medicine Bow, WY

These photographs were taken last year during the Independence Day celebrations on the fourth of July in Medicine Bow, Wyoming’s park. It was a fun event, with food provided by the local Lion’s Club. Stay safe this fourth day of July. If you are out driving home from late night fireworks, watch for wildlife on […]