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That the scene has become familiar makes it no less wrenching: A distraught couple searches through the ash, char, and melted metal of what was once their home. Only the concrete pad and the occasional fireplace remain.

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Weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, facial drooping, inability to find or understand words; these are symptoms of a stroke which are typically sudden in onset. The symptoms can be subtle, or they can be severe. Regardless, rapid diagnosis and treatment is the key to recovery.

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So how is life treating you? Is life so jumbled in so many entangled ways that you are struggling to decipher it?

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“Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.” – Gandhi

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LET’S RISK IT: If our fathers and grandfathers could scramble out of landing craft at Omaha Beach into a hail of enemy machine gunfire, I figure I can risk going to my polling place on Nov. 3 to cast my votes.

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Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to show mayors, county commissioners, Governor Mark Gordon, and other elected leaders and stakeholders around one of my favorite places in the world — the Greater Little Mountain Area (GLMA). This special place is renow…

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“Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me…” starts off the anthemic pop/rock hit from 1999 entitled “All Star” by the band Smash Mouth. Whether you remember this song from the radio, from the movie “Shrek,” or perhaps even from the end of the movie “Rat Race,” "All Star" tune was ubi…

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It is a classic presentation: The middle-aged man who develops a painful, swollen, great toe the morning after indulging in a steak dinner with a few beers. The savvy clinician will immediately identify this diagnosis, and I imagine much of the general public might recognize it as well. It’s…

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Laying back in a dentist’s chair more than once this past spring and summer, I have experienced pain as my dentist has given me local anesthesia shots to deaden the pain before working on one of my teeth. Yet, looking back over the year, it is not physical pain that has hurt me the most. Men…

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Regional director,

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COVID-19 has affected all of our lives, and often in ways we don’t realize are significant until someone else mentions it. I had to cancel my summer Yellowstone fieldtrip, as it simply was not worth the risk to the students and myself. I was a bit disappointed, sure, but I didn’t expect the …

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“The teacher’s task is to initiate the learning process and then get out of the way.” – John Warren

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department works to control noxious weeds in different ways. The most common method we use on Game and Fish managed lands, like on our wildlife habitat management areas, is applying herbicides. In most cases, herbicides are the fastest and most effective method of control.

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Early in the pandemic, I had occasion to page through photo albums my mother assembled during my childhood. Some of those happy images chilled my physician heart. There I was, 2 months old, sleeping peacefully on my stomach, in the middle of a sheepskin rug.

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How many of us, down deep in our souls and spirits, are at peace, at peace with ourselves, and most of all, at peace with God? We all face external pressures, demanding people, impossible situations, and gnawing insecurities. Do we live with a peace in which there are no memories, no broken …

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As we are forced to air high-five and elbow bump instead of hug or shake hands right now, in the FACE of COVID, I think it’s important to note several other very important things we are FACING. The face is a very important tool we all have. We use it to show expressions and attitudes – it re…

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If I started to tell you about something called “ambigram,” you might think it’s one of two things: either a new graham cracker that doubles as a sleep aid or a new social media platform for people who are can use both hands equally well. In fact, an ambigram is neither of those things. Let’…

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Wyoming has many world-class streams and rivers that offer recreationists fantastic opportunities for floating. Whether you are visiting Wyoming for the first time or are a life-long resident, understanding how to legally access Wyoming’s streams is important.