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When I told my kids that I was going to write a column about their 24/7 workweeks, they looked at me like I was a Neanderthal.  Most of them have been available by text, email, Facebook, Twitter, Messenger, cell or other means 24/7 from their bosses or colleagues for as long as they can remember.

Jimmy Orr and Jon Downing of Cheyenne; Bill Novotny Buffalo; Jim Willox, Douglas; Rosie Berger Sheridan; Phil Nicholas, Noah Novogrodsky and Baend Buus, Laramie; Bill Cubin, Casper; John Brown and Kevin Roberts, Lander; and Brad Bonner of Powell are just a few of the names of possible future Wyoming political leaders that arrived at my desk when I asked my network of friends this question:

As I write this, the beautiful view of the Wind River Mountains out of my window is obscured.  It is so smoky we are leaving our windows shut because it smells like a brush fire a short distance away.

The center of my world is Wyoming.  But Wyoming is often a long way from the political center of America.

August has to be just about the best month to be in Wyoming.  Love the weather. Love the sights.  Love traveling around.

Of Wyoming’s four seasons, this one can be the longest and the butt of the most complaints.

Some terrible crimes and some oddball happenings have been occurring here during the hottest time of our Wyoming summer.

There is so much more to see than just Devils Tower.

I am writing about the “Wyoming Black Hills,” which although lesser known than their South Dakota big brothers, still offer some wonderful visiting opportunities.

Yes, Devils Tower is the center of everything.  This towering monolith was our nation’s first national monument back in 1906 and it is a totally impressive place.

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