As the former Dispatch Supervisor for the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, I always looked ahead to the next season. Tornado season, blizzard season and grass fires were something for which we tried to prepare. Last fall, I knew there would be a deadly season, grain bin accidents. Last fall and winter were wet, which … Continue reading Bin Safety
Writing worth reading (or in this case-listening to)
It’s been warm lately so both Lisa and I have recently washed our vehicles. This is not something we typically do in late January however this is not a typical January. I like a good car wash. I typically get a coffee before driving into the wash bay and relax and enjoy the experience, especially … Continue reading Daydreaming at the car wash
These little things...
Little surprises are nice, the joy of the gesture seems greater when the gesture is something that I can really focus on and slowly absorb. I recently had such an experience. I see Dana Klos on occasion at the local radio station. He’s in a few times a month and talks about the outdoors and … Continue reading Reflecting on wildlife and writing
There are a few possessions in my life that mean a great deal to me. These things have very little monetary value but enjoy a value with me both emotional and nostalgic. Cattle have been in my heart all my life. There are pictures of me when I was only three with cattle- I just … Continue reading These little things
The Single-Armed loader.
I spent two weeks last fall watching the Ken Burn’s documentary, “Country Music.” It was wonderful. One section of the presentation spent a lot of time on one artist, Emmylou Harris. I have always enjoyed her music, but the documentary really made me think about her and consider her music. In 1971, Chris Hillman from … Continue reading Emmylou Harris