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For obvious reasons, Christmas becomes a stressful time for a lot of people. Whether it is because of work, family, or even the stress of finding that perfect gift, it can be overwhelming. There’s also the other side of that coin, when you’re not worried about all that, if you’ve lost someone close to you and this is your first Christmas without them. The memory of that individual must be kept close, but as well, that pain becomes all too fresh when you’re reminded that that person is no longer… Read more Christmas

Guns, guns, guns

What’s caught me a bit off guard this year (although I guess it shouldn’t) is the American election’s rhetoric and the way people are reacting and so polarizing our friends to the south. The Donald Trump way is to throw fear in your face and let you figure out if you’re a part of the problem or part of the solution. Gun sales are climbing to┬ánew highs in the U.S., yet so are mass shootings. There’s so many, that the mass media doesn’t even bother to report on them if… Read more Guns, guns, guns

I, Kelly

After 16 years as a newspaper reporter and editor, I’ve had a column for nearly that entire time. Since changing careers, I still would like to write and express my opinions, even if it’s for a much smaller audience. Even if there’s no audience. I plan to use the personal pronoun, since “I, me and we” were frowned upon for the past 8-9 years, I plan to say it as often as I’d like. I’ll likely talk about my hometown of Wainwright, art and my own artwork, as well as… Read more I, Kelly