Blog

Life advice, Recipes

Giving up my morning coffee

Mm. That delicious smell that promises you a good morning. Whether you take it black or as a flavor to your morning glass of milk, every coffee drinker is in love with their cup of joe. Nothing beats it. So when my doctor suggested I lay off of my cup of coffee. I wanted to… Continue reading Giving up my morning coffee

Opinion

The World Needs More Cowboys and the Cowboy Creed

The University of Wyoming revealed their new slogan on the state's birthday. "The World Needs More Cowboys." The world does plain and simple. If you think this is a racist or sexiest slogan, please let me introduce you to the first "cowboys", the Vaqueros. Wait? What? Yes, the first cowboys were not Caucasian. They were… Continue reading The World Needs More Cowboys and the Cowboy Creed

Book review

Review of On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King My rating: 5 of 5 stars An exceptional book from one of the best writers. Even if you despise horror, Stephen King is a talented writer. He starts the book by describing his life, childhood up to adulthood. I believe he does this to help… Continue reading Review of On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Book review

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by BrenĂ© Brown My rating: 5 of 5 stars Absolutely fabulous book. Ever notice how children do things just to see them happen? They have no shame, little fear, but they are full of great excitement and joy.… Continue reading Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Book review

Review of Hard Trail to Follow by Elmer Kelton

Hard Trail to Follow by Elmer Kelton My rating: 4 of 5 stars Elmer Kelton was recommended to me by Anthony Whitt, who is a western writer. I have to say this book did not disappoint, but the beginning was a little slow. About the 3rd chapter, it started to pick up and I ended… Continue reading Review of Hard Trail to Follow by Elmer Kelton

Writing

Write for You!

A look of disgust is not one many of us appreciate, but recently one made me happy. Oh it didn't at first don't get me wrong. It touched that little vulnerable spot we all have that encourages us to make everyone happy. The comment was about the genre I am currently writing. Bingo! My story… Continue reading Write for You!

Writing

Review of The Friends We Keep by Susan Mallery

The Friends We Keep by Susan Mallery My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the first Susan Mallery book I have read. And let me say this. This woman knows how to write characters that feel real. The three women, who are friends in this book, each face their own struggle in their married/post… Continue reading Review of The Friends We Keep by Susan Mallery

Recipes

Sweet Cinnamon Rolls – Dakota style

If there is one thing I could ask for with my coffee is a large, hot from the oven, gooey cinnamon roll. And by gooey I mean covered in a homemade Caramel glaze. Doesn't that just sound like the perfect morning. Okay, so maybe you should include a baked omelet and orange slice or two… Continue reading Sweet Cinnamon Rolls – Dakota style

Recipes

Slow Cooked Venison Burgundy

Prepare yourself lads and lasses, for if you partake in this delicious Venison Burgundy, you may find yourself raising your mug of ale in a 15th Century castle keep. Using your thick chunk of bread to sop up the amber liquid that will warm your insides, more than that fire in the stone hearth. Enjoy… Continue reading Slow Cooked Venison Burgundy

Book review

Review of Frontier Women: “Civilizing” the West? 1840-1880 by Julie Roy Jeffrey

Frontier Women: "Civilizing" the West? 1840-1880 by Julie Roy Jeffrey My rating: 2 of 5 stars As a historian, I could hardly make it through this book. I would not consider it a reliable secondary source because it is tainted with opinions and 20th century feminine ideology. Also, many of the author's sources are from… Continue reading Review of Frontier Women: “Civilizing” the West? 1840-1880 by Julie Roy Jeffrey