Bartender Wisdom

It seems like another lifetime ago now; in 2003 I worked as a wildland fire fighter out at the Mormon Lake guard station on engine 5.1. I’ve worked for the Forest Service in some different capacities after that summer, but it was my favorite time. The terrific men and women I worked with mad…

Crows on a Cloud

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Peter Pan said he’d never do it. Mr. Rogers taught you how to do it. You swore to your mother you had already done it. Someone at some point has told you to do it. Either way, Ren River says growing up is just a matter a time.

College Chronicles

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In Grammy award-winning musician Kacey Musgraves’ song “Happy and Sad,” she sings, “Happy and sad at the same time, you got me smiling with tears in my eyes.”