Opinions

This Side of the Pond – June 23

By Sarah Pridgeon As someone who makes a living from gathering and disseminating the news, I’m sure I needn’t describe my thoughts on the importance of staying informed. Imagine my dismay, then, to discover that an alarming proportion of my…

This Side of the Pond – June 16

By Sarah Pridgeon Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday over the weekend, and she did so in predictable style. Alongside the lighting of the beacons, the formal dinner, a parade marking the decades of her reign and the RAF…

This Side of the Pond – June 9

By Sarah Pridgeon I’m starting to think that Wyoming’s wildlife draws straws at the start of each summer. The critter that pulls the short one is given the task of confusing the innocent Brit, exhibiting behavior that nobody warned me…

Letter to the Editor – June 2

I went to higbee’s for lunch, as there was no tables available, two women offered me an empty chair at their table. After eating their lunch they left and I finished mine. When I asked for the check, a smiling waitress…

This Side of the Pond – June 2

By Sarah Pridgeon If you’ve been pondering the idea of a life change, I may have the perfect suggestion. Time is ticking down on an application deadline that could see you become the brand new tenant of Parc Farm on…

This Side of the Pond – May 26

By Sarah Pridgeon When you dream a little dream of what you would be doing right now in a perfect world, what immediately springs to mind? For my family back across the pond, conversations about our “next cruise” are how…

This Side of the Pond – May 19

By Sarah Pridgeon Picture in your mind, if you will, the Houses of Parliament. One of my nation’s iconic landmarks, I’m hoping it won’t be too hard to visualize the tall clock tower of Big Ben and grand old gothic…

Letter to the Editor – May 19

Dear Editor, There was a lot of talk, during this primary season, about how unfair the caucus system is. There was concern, in many states, that the system was rigged and that only the party elite were involved in delegate…

Letters to the Editor – May 12

Arsenic and Old Lace was an absolute delight! Hats off to Mr. Neiman, the wonderful cast and all the supportive people, including parents, who made this play possible. Your time and energy certainly paid off. I feel so fortunate to…

This Side of the Pond – May 12

By Sarah Pridgeon Do you recall my excitement last year when my home-town soccer team reached the heights of Britain’s Premier League for the very first time in history? Well, that season just ended with another huge surprise and a…