Winter Harvest By Ramona Stafford Bagley

Your first winter, Little Buck Did your Mother tell you? The cold, I mean, the ice, the wind? I am part of that world. God made me too. There...

But I Digresss… ‘Did you hear?’

Remember that childhood game when something was whispered successively around a big circle? By the time it reached the last person, the original quote...

Embracing the crossover

By Ellen Miller-Goins It is a chilly fall morning as my friend Kimberly Ritterhouse and I walk up Pioneer Canyon in Red River. Despite the...

But I digress… Scribble On

  I’m normally not one to focus on petty complaints, but have recently noticed a flush of unsatisfactory pencils in my desk jar. I really shouldn’t be...

But I Digress… Frayed Sleeves

My favorite garment in the whole wide world is an old fishing coat. Paradoxically, I don’t fish. I don’t even own a pole. But this coat...

It’s About Community… and Fairness

Not long ago I downloaded an 128-page tome entitled “Key Editorial and Business Strategies: A Case Study of Six Independent Community Newspapers.”

They say you can’t die from embarrassment…

I recently shared a copy of our 2014 Fall Land & Home with a friend. She was looking for an article and started reading aloud from the contents. I knew immediately that something was wrong. I grabbed the publication from her and saw what I feared:  that page was completely wrong, right down to an editor’s note from Jesse Chaney, our former managing editor.

GoinsOn: My mother trusts

She was covered in bees. Though she doesn't remember this event. My (late) grandmother, Florence Dorrance, reported looking across a large yard and seeing...