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DEAR ABBY: Is there a delicate way for me to tell my boyfriend not to use the same online floral delivery service again? The birthday bouquet he had delivered to me arrived with limp, wilted, torn petals and leaves and broken stems. It was one of those box-of-flowers deliveries.

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Every now and then, my wife encourages me – REALLY encourages me – to put on pants, get out of the house and go hang out with friends for some “boy” time. After all, I serve as the sole representative of semi-masculinity in a family that includes my wife, three teen daughters, and various fe…

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DEAR ABBY: I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year. I love him, and we have an undeniable connection I have never had with anyone else. The problem is, he's separated but not yet divorced from his wife.

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The Wyoming conservation stamp is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. If you buy a stamp before your previous one expires, the stamp is valid 12 months from the previous conservation stamp expiration date. Other 12-month licenses include fishing, game bird, small game and furbeare…

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DEAR ABBY: When I was a junior in high school, I sustained a neck injury (at school) that damaged my spinal cord. I recovered mostly from that, but I have residual weakness in my right side and severe neck pain. I was able to work until, at 57, I had to go on disability. Because of that, my …

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DEAR ABBY: I’m engaged to a wonderful guy. He is very sweet, and I’m beyond thankful for him. I wouldn’t trade him for the world. But he has a character flaw that’s hard to ignore. When he gets frustrated, he screams out loud and takes a while to get himself together.

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Sometimes the words come slowly. Crafting columns may require wrestling with the draft for hours as it kicks and screams under your edits. Sometimes the words pour freely, pulling you ahead as you try to keep up.

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DEAR ABBY: I am a 25-year-old college student on the verge of graduation. Over the past three months, I have been dating a slightly younger man (he's 21). We get along well, and I thoroughly enjoy his company. He has never been anything but kind and supportive.

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DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend of two years and I recently moved in together. When we first met, he let me know he had lost his father to cancer a few years prior. While I know a little about his father, it is mostly superficial.

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DEAR ABBY: Parents frequently write to you asking for advice about their children, seemingly asking permission to butt in where they should not.

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DEAR ABBY: I am a senior citizen who lives alone. I was married many years ago, but it ended in divorce. I was unable to conceive a child.

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PEACOCKS: The annual award show season – always good for a horse laugh out here in Deepest Frozen-Tundra Flyover Country – kicked off last week with the Golden Globe Awards.

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We’re a week and a half into 2020. How are your New Year’s resolutions coming?

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DEAR ABBY: Thirty years ago, a friend of my husband's roommate passed away of AIDS and was cremated. His family had ostracized him. I have no idea who they are or where they are. The roommate left and later died, also from AIDS. He left his friend's ashes in his old room in my husband's hous…

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department wants to give families easy plans for getting outdoors more often — maybe learning a new skill or discovering a different way to have fun. That’s why through the Inspire a Kid initiative we launched a monthly email with tips and ideas delivered regularly …

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DEAR ABBY: We need advice about how to respond to friends and family who poke fun or show disdain because of our healthy lifestyle. We are in our 60s. We rarely eat out, and when we do, we avoid fast food. We cook most of our meals with an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, fish and chicken. We…

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DEAR ABBY: I don’t know how to handle this. My husband of 29 years spends more time with his sister and her family than he does with me and our children. If I say anything about it, he jumps all over me, defending her. He says she doesn’t have anyone to help her. But Abby, she has two grown …

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It’s easy to be charmed by a movie. Walking out while the credits are still scrolling, you may find the acting, music or message enrapturing. While those feelings make a great day, and shouldn’t be taken for granted, what I love most are the movies that linger in your brain.

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I can see clearly now – the year 2020 could emerge as one of the most important years in Wyoming’s history as various trends emerge.

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DEAR ABBY: I have been married to a wonderful man for 33 years. He doesn't drink or smoke and has never used pot or drugs. We have the best time together, love each other and enjoy our life together.

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DEAR ABBY: I'm responding to the Oct. 25 letter from "Maria in California" regarding the leftover money in her late husband's GoFundMe account.

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DEAR ABBY: I have dysfunctional parents. For the sake of my sanity, I made the decision to remove them from my life. They have retaliated by spreading lies to immediate and extended family.

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My sixth and final child is in kindergarten this year. My older three were in elementary school quite some time ago. I was in kindergarten in the Dark Ages. Many things have changed throughout the years but one thing I has not and I hope it never does. For as long as I can remember, when an …

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DEAR ABBY: I am a 37-year-old man who is getting married for the first time. My fiancee, “Holly,” and I went to middle school and high school together, but never really got to know each other until a few years ago. I love her more than words can describe, and I’m happy to be getting ready to…

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Hibernation is often described as when bears sleep during the winter, but that isn’t physiologically accurate. Black bears and grizzly bears slow their bodies way down — more than during mere sleep — for hibernation to survive about five months in their dens. Here are the main differences fo…

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Some swell observations as our awkward Teen Years get smaller in the rear-view mirror, and the next installment of the Roaring Twenties is up ahead:

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The story of our country is often told by the decades that define it. With the end of this decade so close at hand, it can often be tempting to imagine what the last 10 years will be remembered for. Or for that matter, the last year alone. For me, 2019 will be remembered by the people I had …

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DEAR ABBY: I have been happily married to my darling husband for 20 years. The problem is his sister.

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How many of you have ever read through the most widely distributed book in the world? Today this book is printed in 2,200-plus languages. Despite its readership, this book has withstood the test of time. Many have burned it, banned it, and outlawed it. There are nations where those who are c…

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It was once said by Carlo Goldini, “Ogni giorno passa un giorno.” Translated, that Italian phrase means, “Each day a day goes by.” Last month, I sang “Happy Birthday” to my youngest of two sisters who is three years older than me. Birthdays are for remembering.

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When we run into something unusual, rare, extraordinary, and remarkable, we sit up and take notice. It doesn’t happen every day of the week, but when it does, we are open eyes, all ears, totally focused and riveted.

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DEAR ABBY: My heart is breaking for my friend who was married just a month and a half ago. She and her husband went on a two-week Mediterranean cruise for their honeymoon. They have not lived together since then. Her husband says he loves her, and I know she loves him, but he has no immediat…

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While we ring in, not only a new year, but a new decade as well, let’s make a commitment to each other to change the destructive behaviors of the previous decade.

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DEAR READERS: Welcome to 2020! The New Year has arrived, and with it our chance for a new beginning.

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It’s that time of year when we ponder the past and plan the future. Promises to give up bad habits and resolutions to be healthier lurk in our thoughts. There’s power in feeling that you can actually chart your own destiny and control your behavior, so we start our new year with the confiden…

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My Christmas Day was interesting, to say the least.

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DEAR ABBY: I'm a widower who was very happily married. I have decided to re-enter the dating game. I met a very nice widow, and we connected. As I was lonely, it made a big change for the better in my life. The lady I matched up with is a wonderful, caring person, and we enjoy being together…

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DEAR ABBY: Three years ago, after 36 years of marriage, my wife suddenly died. Not quite a year later, my oldest son also died unexpectedly.

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DEAR ABBY: My sister was married recently. At the reception, her new mother-in-law was seen by multiple guests gesturing with her two middle fingers while the father of the bride was giving his toast. It was a very formal event, and it was shocking to see an adult act like this. Our family f…

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Between the ghosts, graves and gift of redemption, I love “A Christmas Carol.” It’s one of the stories that I’ve revisited the most, be it reading my dog-eared paperback, listening to dramatic recitations, or watching the Muppets or Mickey Mouse interpretations and then comparing them to Bil…

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DON’T DO IT: It was a Saturday morning last November, and National Public Radio host Scott Simon was waxing eloquent.

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In “My Confession,” Leo Tolstoy wrote, “A man often believes for years that his faith is still intact, while at the same time not a trace of it remains in him.” Perhaps this confession is true for millions. Many speak of believing and even pray, but they don’t believe it will matter much.

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DEAR ABBY: I recently found out my husband has been having a four-year affair with a woman 24 years younger than I am. He met her at work. He tells me he loves her, but he loves me more. Abby, they actually thought I would agree to him taking her on as a second wife, but, of course, I refuse…

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DEAR ABBY: We are expecting our first child after many years of struggling with infertility. We are overjoyed, to say the least.

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DEAR ABBY: I am a big fan and read your column daily. I am writing because I have a very hard time making conversation. I read your mother’s booklet which suggests asking people questions about themselves to stimulate dialogue.

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DEAR ABBY: I have a 4-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl and I'm worried. My husband bullies our son, "Jake." We often go to a park with swingsets near our home. Jake runs to the swings, gets on, and then my husband pushes it so hard, Jake screams in fear. People sitting on the benches stop …