Keeping up

Keeping up

Keeping up by Miranda Reiman Some people dream of a cook or a maid, or perhaps a nanny or staff carpenter. I’d trade all of those for a technology manager for my family—our own personal IT guy who could make sure I had all my photos backed up, parental controls set...
Anticipation

Anticipation

Anticipation by Miranda Reiman It’s watching the rain clouds roll in across a drought-stricken plain. It’s pacing the delivery room, waiting to meet your firstborn. It’s bringing home the tournament win after a decade of falling short. In the positive sense,...
Rookies, quick studies and jumping in

Rookies, quick studies and jumping in

Rookies, quick studies and jumping in by Miranda Reiman It was a rookie mistake. Perhaps I was off my game, because it was the first time I had a 5-year-old cattle feeder show me around a yard. I asked him to bring me to his favorite cows. “We don’t have cows in the...
Behind those scenes

Behind those scenes

Behind those scenes by Miranda Reiman There it was before me: A sunny pasture scene, pairs lazily grazing on still-green grass, as the river flowed by. A picture of serenity. I had my camera in hand, and a rare quiet morning to just breathe in the simple splendor of...
The taste of change

The taste of change

The taste of change by Nicole Lane Erceg I don’t remember the first time I ate it nor the last, I just remember that it tasted terrible. My mother called it “Uschi’s Omlet,” a nod to her mother’s German name, as she passed on the mushy, messy bake recipe. Truthfully,...