Giving Care with Love

I’m Abbie Johnson Taylor, and I wrote this post.   Last week, I heard, on NPR, one of many reports about the sentencing hearing for the U.S. Army sergeant who went AWOL in the Middle East and was captured by the Taliban and held prisoner for five years before being released. During that day's proceedings, … Continue reading Giving Care with Love


Fathers-the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by Cher’ley

  This Blog by Cher'ley Grogg   Fathers I'll start with the Ugly first. Some Father's are Ugly, you can search for those photos yourself because I'm sure yours is not Ugly, but there are some ugly things Dads' want to keep like this chair. Ties and T-shirts from the good ole days are … Continue reading Fathers-the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by Cher’ley

What If I’m Not Who I Think I Am?

This post is by Joe Stephens       Anyone who has read the Jason Bourne books or seen the movies knows that Jason Bourne isn’t his real name. He was originally David Webb, but he was re-programmed into a killing machine with a new name. Things start to get wacky when his real self … Continue reading What If I’m Not Who I Think I Am?

Ties that Bind

This post by Gayle M. Irwin Despite the crummy weather in Wyoming last weekend, I was able to drive to my friends' ranch near Kaycee and share time with my parents, my husband, Mary-dog, and our good friends Kevin and Judy Lund (I got out of town prior to the latest spring snow storm!). The … Continue reading Ties that Bind

Building and Nurturing Relationships

This post by Gayle M. Irwin I drew in a deep breath, collecting my courage as a person gathers wildflowers in a meadow. I really don’t know why I was so nervous – I had known this person since my days as the editor of the small town newspaper more than 20 years ago. However, … Continue reading Building and Nurturing Relationships

Goodbye My Friend by Joe

This Post by Joe Stephens I’m new to this group, so, unless you read my biographical information first, you may not know that, in addition to writing, I’m a teacher. Specifically, I teach senior English. As hard as it is to wrap my head around, I lose another batch of students in just over two … Continue reading Goodbye My Friend by Joe

Relationships Make the World Go ‘Round

by Neva Bodin I have heard that “love makes the world go ‘round.” But, I beg to defer. While not sounding as musical or fanciful, I believe relationships make the world go around. “We spend at least twelve years in school preparing for a career, how much time do we spend preparing for a relationship?” … Continue reading Relationships Make the World Go ‘Round

Gifts – Not Just Pretty Packages

This post by Gayle M. Irwin   Gift – the word conjures up images of brightly wrapped boxes under a pine tree in December – or small, white boxes adorned with a colorful bow and containing a beautiful gemstone. But, gifts don't always come in pretty packages or contain expensive jewelry. In fact, if you're … Continue reading Gifts – Not Just Pretty Packages

Full Circle

This post by Gayle M. Irwin One of my father’s favorite songs is “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” and Johnny Cash was one of his most admired singer/songwriters. View the YouTube video here: Circles – we see them everywhere. Wedding rings are circular, and symbolize the never-ending love between husband and wife. Sadly, those vows … Continue reading Full Circle

Reflections: Looking Back and Moving Ahead

This post by Gayle M. Irwin Last week another year passed, and I turned 53. I recall being told antiques are things that are 50+ years old, so I guess I’m now an official antique! I took a few moments on my birthday to reflect upon my life. Some memories weren’t the best: hurt from … Continue reading Reflections: Looking Back and Moving Ahead