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The week between Christmas

Amid the week after Christmas, piles of wrapping in bags, shiny paper and boxes in trash with the tags. Sad little scissors sit broken and bent, from clamshell packaging--they don’t make a dent. The lights are still sparkly, still light up the...

 

All lathered up and on my soap box

The holiday Season is upon us and soon a large portion of us will be traveling. That means driving, airplanes, busses and the like. It also means hotels. Mini Bars (not the kind you are thinking of) Hotels are usually a checkpoint in your vacation....

 

Learning other holidays, relearning ours

The holiday season has started. This past Thanksgiving, I realized I was enjoying this holiday again. It has taken me four years, which is about the same time I stopped living overseas. Thanksgiving was probably the toughest holiday to celebrate for...

 

Enter (and exit) the Sandman

There is a guy out there who, according to western legend, puts people to sleep by sprinkling magical sand onto people’s eyes. That guy is the Sandman. He even has a famous song: “Mr. Sandman.” Yeah, well, the Sandman needs to hire some...

 

Getting in the spirit

I have been immersing myself in the world of spirits lately. Not the Halloween ghostie spirit type, but the culture of alcohol. A project I am working on has me coming across bits of info I have found interesting on the consumption of spirits. A lot...

 

Ten things to supercharge your sex life. Number eight will shock you!

You may have noticed there are quite a few headlines on the internet designed purely to lure you into clicking on them. These story titles, dubbed “clickbait,” are designed to pique your curiosity and quite often have absolutely nothing to do...

 

Driving Carbon County

I commute 40 miles one way every day I work at the Saratoga Sun. My job before had me going back and forth from Laramie. That means I have been exposed to a fair amount of driving in Wyoming, most of...

 

Editorial

The Saratoga Town Council is currently reviewing the Planned Unit Development (PUD) proposal submitted by the Saratoga Planning Commission. This plan is designed to allow more flexibility and creativity in site planning. The PUD also streamlines the...

 

National Days daze

Here it is again. National Flatulence Day. In observance, I ate beans all day yesterday. You should see the look on my coworkers faces—I am worried they might stick like that. Okay, you got me. There is no specific National Flatulence Day. I...

 

The why of cry

I grew up hearing that “real men don’t cry.” What a load of crap. Fortunately, I never heard this kind of drivel from my parents. But parents aren’t the only influence in someone’s life. Shedding tears helps you recognize your feelings and...

 

Letter to the Editor

Editor, Recently, out of rather immense frustration, I addressed the Saratoga Town Council concerning the scourge of methamphetamine addiction/use and attendant crime in this community. Although the Police Department inferred my criticisms to mean...

 

Letter to the Editor

Editor, In response to Mr. Armstrong. There are so many things to talk about in your editorial, so many. I start by mentioning how very sad it is that we have an entire generation now that believe public policy and even history should be written or...

 

'Heritage' is no excuse for racism

My father’s side of the family are Virginians and have lived in Fauquier County for close to two centuries. It is a beautiful place with tons and tons of history. He was raised in a small town about the size of Elk Mountain and almost everyone is r...

 

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