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 […]

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The Mayo Clinic: Birth of a Legacy

Featured Image taken from:¬†https://www.flickr.com/photos/diversey/42370062174/, licensed under Creative Commons. “What about this one? I’m pretty sure I could have this one.” The pointer flicked across the screen as Corbin twitched his mouse to click for more details. “It says here that redness of the skin and fatigue are symptoms.” The chair creaked as he spun around, […]

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Did you forget that Valentine’s Day is almost here? Me, too. I won’t bore you with a bunch of stories about love and the holiday. You aren’t here for that. You are here because you need a last-minute gift. See Also: Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids Amazon guaranteed any items below would arrive […]

The Weihnachtsman

The dark figure creeps over the rooftop, surefooted in his dark boots, despite the slippery snow. Carefully shifting his blood-red coat aside, he climbs over the chimney lip and dropped, whispering an incantation to slow his fall. Swiftly, he places several objects beneath the gaudily bedecked carcass of a young tree. One object was a […]

Giving and Taking

Gail crouched low, eyes locked on the wooden panels, bright red paint glaring at her as her eyelids began to twitch. Dabriel cracked his head back and forth, eyes drawn to the frosty blue coat with small puffs on the sleeves. Kolian danced from one foot to the other, listening to the call of two […]

The Day We Need More

Teilo licked his lips. He could almost taste it. Thin slices of turkey plopped down on the plate just inches from his nose, taunting him. That nose inched just a little closer. Plop! A little closer. Plop! Just a little…Whack! Teilo jerked back, eyes shutting instinctively as something smacked his nose, the noise unpleasant to […]

The Veterans

Tori’s heavy boots clicked together as she marched out into the bright sunlight. A lineup in the town square. Row 2. Three teenagers shook, their agitation evident in the trembling of their hands and the tense set of shoulders that did not quite fill out their armor. Yet more young ones filed into the rows, […]

Eyes Filled with Souls

Rayce halted in his tracks, eyes bulging for but a moment before he dropped to his knees, accidentally stubbing a toe and scraping his palm as he prostrated himself. Across the street, two young boys glanced at him curiously before twisting around to see what had spooked the poor fellow. Suddenly, two pairs of bony […]

Marshmallow the Cat

Today, instead of celebrating a National Holiday, I am celebrating the birthday of my cat, Marshmallow, who died 10 years ago at just a year old. This little ball of fluff was a gray and white runt who could fit easily in the palms of two hands once he was fully grown. His fur puffed […]