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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Controversial D&D: Characters and the Story

What is Dungeons and Dragons? Is it a rule system? A tabletop gaming experience? In my opinion, it is a story. It is not a story told by one person, of course. Instead, it is a story told by many people. Each player has a character they play, while the DM plays the hardest character; […]

Free Rice

Standish Writes is now on Free Rice! You may now be asking what that means. Does it mean that I am collecting free rice? Giving it away at a soup kitchen? Free Rice is actually a free website that asks questions in categories such as math, anatomy, literature, grammar, climate, foreign language, geography, and many […]