Commentary

Re-reading an old favorite book is much like renewing an acquaintance with an old friend. The experience is rewarding and fulfilling.

This happened to me recently when I picked up John McPhee’s classic book about Wyoming geology, Rising from the Plains.

One of the most conservative members of the Wyoming State Senate is Cale Case (R-Lander). He favors approval of a medical marijuana bill and says there is a surprising amount of support for such an effort among older, conservative Wyomingites.

My immediate thoughts about predicting the first part of Wyoming’s upcoming year 2017 include some not so joyous conclusions.

When I look back on 2016, it seems to me that Wyoming people need to face a true reality check.

It is time for people to realize that the current “bust” might be what we should be considering the “new normal” here in the Cowboy State.

Ken Smith of Laramie has a great idea for an ideal Christmas gift – he thought someone should go around the state and “bundle up” all the different craft beers and market them as a package.

Not sure how that could be done, but sounded good to me.

My new favorite baseball cap says “Wyoming versus BYU,” except that this cap is 20 years old from the 1996 WAC football championship held in Las Vegas. We were at that game and now it is Déjà Vu all over again.

Welcome to the Cowboy State – home of the most powerful voters in America.

With our nights getting longer and colder, this gives me an excuse to watch my favorite movies that take place in our state, feature our state or include themes about Wyoming.

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