Printed in the 2018 issue of SDSU’s Oakwood magazine is “Lonely”.
A delicious beefy smelling smoke is wafting from our grill. It’s springtime in South Dakota and that means the grill has been uncovered for the warm sunshine days that are beginning to greet us. I would like to say I grilled all through this year’s winter but that wasn’t the case this time ‘round as […]
My daughter was 2 when we said goodbye to my Grandma Noreen and yet, this last week my now four-year-old has channeled her spirit. Maybe it’s just me being cognizant that it was my grandma’s birthday on March 12. But shortly thereafter Kimber began to show her “Noreen” side. One day she announced to me […]
Note* Open to mothers with daughters ages 11-14 — Need a mother-daughter day to reconnect and just have fun? On April 21, 2018, will be the Write Stuff: Mother & Daughter Day hosted by Codi Mills. This one-day event will offer a chance for moms and daughters to connect with fun writing, music, and craft type projects. […]
I was blessed to have six women travel to my family’s ranch this past weekend to take in the Writing in the New Year workshop that I offered. A truly talented bunch of women, I enjoyed spending the day with them and learning from them as well.
Thanks for checking in. I had some website difficulty over the holiday break but Dee Sleep at Chicken Creek Communications got me back up and running once again. BIG thanks to Dee! So 2018 is now officially here and with it the arrival of my first writer’s workshop. If you would like to gain a […]
Here in December I was the Mystery Reader for my little’s pre-school. I chose to take in one of our Christmas favorites, “Bear Stays Up For Christmas” written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman. We were introduced to the bear books by friends of ours when our daughter was first born and we […]
There is nothing left of the small town South Dakota newspapers that I began my journalism career with. The last two closed last month. The news saddened me greatly as every community needs a newspaper. There needs to be a place to celebrate births, weddings, homecomings, and happenings. There also needs to be a place […]
Recently I made a trip to North Dakota to catch up with a tour group of Argentine cattle producers who were visiting cattle ranches in the U.S. After a windy day spent on the dry prairie of North Dakota I was greeted that night by two photos in my email inbox that were a reminder […]
In early November (before the election) I had the opportunity to speak to the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce’s Ag & Natural Resources Committee. Here is a recap of my talking points. Ag Headlines Presented by Codi Vallery-Mills, editor of The Cattle Business Weekly What’s Making Ag News? Election 2016 Volatile Markets Trade […]