Women’s Rights and Voting, Then and Now

Women’s Rights and Voting, Then and Now

In 2012, as the Presidential race that ultimately led to President Obama's second term was heating up, I was listening to a morning radio show (FM radio, mostly music with morning DJs, not the typical political talk radio) as I dressed. A woman called in to complain...

Wyoming Welcomes Me Like a Lover

Wyoming Welcomes Me Like a Lover

2006 I left my husband for the first time just before our second wedding anniversary. Instead of traveling to our home in Nebraska for the weekend as planned, I spent Labor Day alone in Wyoming. I stayed in Cheyenne and for a week drove every day to the Snowy Range: a...

Laconee

Laconee

The wind, a soft breeze for once instead of the usual gale, carry the sound of hoofbeats over Laconee. We gatherers—women, children, and older men—draw together on the canyon floor, waiting for the onslaught of terrified bison to come cascading over the edge of the...

Introduction to When the Wind Whispers

Introduction to When the Wind Whispers

Welcome to When the Wind Whispers. In this blog, I’ll shares tales revealed to me by the Wyoming wind. Some are true.   Though I am a Georgia native, Wyoming figures prominently in my life. When I was in fourth grade, my mother took a one-year sabbatical (which...