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Wyoming Peak

June 17, 2020
Author: Chilton Williamson

  Twelve hours before the Thomans’ lease expired at midnight, June 30 Mary Thoman and I, accompanied by her niece Karen Thoman from Riverton, loaded three saddle horses into a stock trailer and drove south along the meandering Green River to look for 43 yearlings that needed to be gathered and pushed up to the… Read More

Storm Clouds Over Britain

June 16, 2020
Author: Ralph Berry

  ‘This open and apparent shame’ is the charge Hal brings upon Falstaff.  Falstaff has often been likened to Boris Johnson—both in girth and lifestyle—who is now in dock for a grave offence.  He has allowed the Muslim Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to board up the Whitehall statue of Winston Churchill, together with the… Read More

Make Your Choice and Take Your Chances

June 14, 2020
Author: Harlan Edmonds

  Are you a Bender or a Stander? Haven’t decided? Better start thinking about it while you still have time. Sooner or later, the question will be put to you by the Benders. They never come alone. They operate as a mob, quivering with rage and primed for violence. Their demand is nebulous and open-ended:… Read More

Keep Your Cabins!


Author: Ralph Berry

Shakespeare as always cues us in to today.  The Tempest opens on shipboard; the storm-tossed vessel is in deep trouble.  A distinguished passenger asks the question that matters: “Who’s in charge?”   “Antonio: ‘Where is the Master, Bosun?’” Quite.  The Master is nowhere to be seen, having left matters in the hands of his capable… Read More

Pensée

June 12, 2020
Author: Chilton Williamson

When all police are defunded, only the rich will have police. (As with gated communities in the United States, university campuses,  and all Third World countries.)