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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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


'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... Full story


A phony article

There is at least one appliance I have yet to mention in my periodic discourses on such things. It has become invaluable tool in our everyday life, but it didn’t start that way. That device was … the telegraph! Alright. No. But the telegraph was... Full story


Saratoga Sun Editorial

It has come to our attention at the Saratoga Sun that there is a movement afoot to curb runaway political spending. We agree with this so wholeheartedly we are running two letters to the editor this week on that topic. We at the Saratoga Sun feel no...


History is always important

This is probably to seem like it is going to be about one topic, but then it goes in another direction. It will tie together, I promise. Last week, Milton Ontiveroz, University of Wyoming Communications Specialist came to the office of the Sun. After... Full story


Letter to the Editor

Wyoming Promise volunteers are collecting signatures across the state for a bipartisan citizens’ initiative to restore free and fair elections. Wyoming Promise is a citizens’ grassroots effort to get big money out of politics by calling on... Full story


Letter to the Editor

Dear Senators Enzi and Barrasso and Representative Cheney: In a public opinion poll taken in 2016, Rasmussen Reports found that 76% of Americans “believe the wealthiest individuals and companies have too much influence over elections,” while 80%... Full story


Quest for sushi

It was a Monday. If you know anything about my normal Mondays they are usually pretty hectic and go fairly late as we try to get as much of the paper done as we can so the staff and I can proofread on... Full story


Horrible Bosses and Goodfellas

I met a new manager not long ago at one of my favorite places to visit. We had not met before, but I knew the owner and some others working there. This manager made me walk away from our encounter in disbelief after ten minutes. Parting words... Full story


Letter to the Editor

Editor, I would like to correct what I believe are some mistakes, in the July 19, 2017 article addressing the concrete plant issues. The concerns of mine are the actions of the Planning Commission not in the article published in the paper. The first... Full story


A pre-rant rant

I got more response about my last column “Goodbye Saratoga” than I ever have for something I have written. While I feel I have penned things worthier of comment, I have been overwhelmed by the she... Full story


This doesn't suck … but it's supposed to

Having a cleaner house is simpler today than almost any time in the past. That is due to a little device that literally sucks. The humble vacuum cleaner sits where you put it until you finally decide... Full story


A Ruff Decision

I am a dog person, I will tell you in a heartbeat. It probably goes back to my early childhood when my folks got a collie pup named Tippy for the family (i.e. me). As he got older, he became my personal substitute for a pony. I remember being on his... Full story


Appreciating my two dads

I was blessed to have two fathers raise me. Given that Father’s Day just happened, it feels right to do a column on them. They were different in many ways, but in other manners, they shared common traits. My biological father William Oliver... Full story


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