Good Morning! The Homestake Opera House is one of my favorite places in Lead. I even love that it’s kind of only half way restored. In a strange way, it helps us not take it for granted – and it gives it a dynamic quality that if it were just a big beautiful perfect building … Continue reading Real Gritty Charm
Good Morning! The other day I was talking with my mom about what might happen if we could meet the 18 year old version of ourselves. I would really want to sit down and chat with her as if we were strangers that had never met before. My 18 year old self wouldn’t recognize me … Continue reading When We Meet Again
Happy Day! A few weeks ago at a city commission meeting a complex issue came up (what is was I can’t remember) but one of the commissioners asked, “What if we set a precedent that we later regret?” The mayor had a good come back, “We can always change it.” My friend’s company is undergoing … Continue reading Go Ahead and Try
Happy Sunny Morning! Can you believe we’ve almost made it through March? I’ve mentioned before that March is my twelfth favorite month (followed closely by my eleventh favorite month, April). These are the dull drums of the year. On the plus side, the days are longer, the snow is disappearing, and even the storms are … Continue reading De-Scrungeing Life
Happy Sunny Morning! Life is a slog. Which I don’t mean in a negative sense, but boy, is there a lot to get done!! Sometimes the sheer repetition and routine can distract us from the big picture. The other day someone asked how I do it (when I outline everything I’m doing, even I get … Continue reading Look Up! Look Back!
Good Morning Loyal Readers! Do you hear that? … Listen closely! … It’s very faint, but there’s a strange noise coming from the horizon… the rumble of a tidal wave! While last year was hard to predict, we ended up with incredible numbers of people coming to visit our great state from all over the … Continue reading Do You Hear It?
Happy Thursday of a spectacularly beautiful week! We’ve been enjoying the cheery sunny weather and balmy temperatures (40-50) with even nicer weather coming this weekend. It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago it was -20! Hopefully you’ll get to get out and enjoy it if you haven’t already! Last week I wrote … Continue reading Trainloads of Grapes
Good Morning! Lead is a funny place, houses mashed up on the sides of the hills and a crazy zig zag of one way streets and streets that probably should be one way, but thankfully aren’t. Add to the complexity all the snow and ice we get and you are in for one wild ride … Continue reading Sunny Side Up!
Happy Thursday (already?!) My mom (who graduated from Lead Deadwood High School) mentioned the other day how interesting it is to see her classmates and other people she knows (me included) really find a way to carve out a living here. It can be difficult when so many jobs are seasonal. I had a wild … Continue reading Start Shoveling!
Goooood Morning! It’s hard to believe that just a little over a week ago it was in the 60’s here in Lead. Tonight and tomorrow it’s supposed to get down in the negative teens and twenties (that’s FIFTY degrees below freezing)! They’re warning that windchills might be as low as -40 this week which means … Continue reading Crispy Crunchy Cold Cold COLD