Mountain Man

Mountain Man 1

Every time we pass this mountain – which is often because it’s near our house – my husband says,    “I want to own that mountain.” I asked him, “What would you do with a mountain?” “Climb it. Ride my horse on it. Stand on it. Sit on it. Look at it.” “Why do you want ...
Dancing With the Thars

Dancing With the Thars 1

Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches had bellies with stars. The Plain-Belly Sneetches had none upon thars. Those stars weren’t so big. They were really so small. You might think such a thing wouldn’t matter at all. – Dr. Seuss,  The Sneetches   I am definitely a “Thar” because I am certainly no Star. But, that doesn’t ...
Brain Freeze

Brain Freeze

This is my brain. This is my brain in the middle of a winter that drags on and on forever. Actually, this is the inside of my freezer. I’m going to defrost it today. Maybe Mother Nature will get the hint and follow suit.
Food for Thought

Food for Thought 2

In the world of my childhood, thongs were sandals you wore in the summer and flip flops were back handsprings. Now flip flops are staple footwear for all seasons and occasions and something you should never call thongs in public or else your teenagers will scatter and claim not to know you. I was a ...
Desert Boom

Desert Boom 1

In the barren wasteland of March in Cache Valley, this neon cactus replica popped out at me and made me smile because it reminded me of a true story I heard once. My friend’s older sister was driving us to a movie when we were in high school and she was all excited to tell ...