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

My friend posted a cute picture of her Christmas decorations online. In the post, she mentioned her budget for holiday decorating. $9. I was in awe of her strict and excellent budgeting. An angel of hope on a tree of debt. $9 for Christmas decorations felt like some kind of sanity. Growing u…

College Chronicles

Braving the cold weather and snowy streets, my friend and I drove downtown to eat lunch at Pato Thai. Once we paid for parking and carefully rushed down the sidewalk to the entrance to Pato Thai, we glanced in the window and saw an empty restaurant, booths pushed up against the walls and the…

HIGHTOWER