Christmas was a special time for Rim Country settlers to get together and find companionship with others in the hard task of wresting ranches from the wilds. Memories of families left behind brought many a tear for those who had forged a new life in this place.
As I said last week, if I took some of the unlikely events that have happened during my life and used them as plots in a novel or short story I’d be laughed at, but there’s one major exception: The most wonderful event of my life, one which happened one evening in Karachi, Pakistan.
Traveling to Flagstaff Saturday morning, wife Kay and I were puzzled by the large number of visitors we saw on our trip through the Coconino National Forest.
Christopher Creek is in the snow business following last Sunday night’s blanketing. Initially, there was three to four inches around town with reports from Susan Keown and the Colcord Road area detailing as much as eight inches.
During President Obama’s two terms in office, we have undoubtedly witnessed the rise of the greatest threat to our republic: the unprecedented abuse of executive overreach.
A bipartisan nationwide poll released today finds the overwhelming majority of Americans (82 percent) support establishing a Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument.
Editor: A children’s story about a Little Red Hen who decided to plant some wheat and make some bread from it. All the farm animals refused to help her, plow, plant, harvest.
Editor: It’s amazing how you frequently work in little digs about President-elect Trump like you did in today’s editorial entitled “hot times” (climate change).
Arizona was recognized as a territory separate from New Mexico in 1864, and the capital was established with the protection of Fort Whipple in the new town of Prescott.
This week the column will be very short. The week so far has been hectic due to Thanksgiving preparations.
Christopher Creek can commence with its Christmas celebrations now that we have Thanksgiving behind us.
If I were to take some of the unlikely coincidences in my life and use them as plots in a short story or novel I’d be laughed out of every editor’s office I took it to. And I wouldn’t blame them either.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, GIVING TUESDAY. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back designed to combat the sometimes excessive greed of the holiday season.
I rise early on deadline day, shower hastily, scrape the ice from the windshield and rush down the hill on Airport Road, having forgotten to write anything for the editorial page last night before dashing off to teach my writing class.
The framers of the U.S. Constitution created the Electoral College as a result of a compromise for the presidential election process.