“Need Food”

by Laurel McHargue “NEED FOOD,” read the cardboard sign held by a woman who appeared to be in her 70s. It’s hard to gauge the age of homeless people, as most do not age well. I was returning from a weekend conference in Denver and stopped by our local Safeway for a few things before […]

Read More

Book Reviews

The Ogallala Road– A Memoir of Love and Reckoning By Julene Bair Viking, hardback, 278 pp, $26.95, ISBN-13: 978-0670786046 Reviewed by Annie Dawid On a boulder-strewn hill behind the cabin, pink barrel cactuses fended off would-be moochers with whorls of bright-pink spines, and in the gorge between that hill and the cabin, water trickled. The pools were […]

Read More

Surviving the Death March

By Laurel McHargue Mainly because Nick, my eldest son and ROTC cadet, encouraged me to do it, I signed up – and actually did some training – for my first full marathon. In the summer of 2010 I completed two half marathons with no training, and that didn’t kill me. The idea of doing two […]

Read More

Everybody loves a donkey tale

Article by Laurel Mchargue Pack-Burro Racing – January 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine “He’s looking for a nice ass. Not just any ass. A wild ass won’t do. Neither will a wise-ass. Really what he’s dreaming about is a healthy little burro that won’t mind hauling his equipment for him while he’s trotting around doing […]

Read More