Brett Crompton

Providing for a crowded planet

More people are living today than have died in all of humanity’s existence on earth. That’s a line I heard on a television show the other day and, as it turns out, it is far from the truth. Apparently that…

Circle of life

We all experience those circles of life, when there is a beginning, and an ending, that bring to the forefront of our thoughts our hopes and fears, happiness and sadness. It happened again for me about a month ago. My…

American Falls Day one to remember

Kudos to all of the Greater American Falls Area Chamber of Commerce members and other volunteers and participants in this year’s American Falls Day activities Saturday, Aug. 3. Despite obstacles of all shapes and sizes (and naysayers who suggested it…

Birds of spring can knock it off

Granted, it’s not a farm rooster letting us know the sun is rising, but the birds of spring that have taken up residence in the trees near our house are becoming just as annoying. It’s kind of like going to…

Cute kitty can’t stay at our house

The checkers all wore smiles on their faces as they stood at the front of their checkout counters at Ken’s Food Market when I approached them Monday afternoon. I wandered along the aisles looking for something new, when I finally…

Oh, the joys of gift giving and receiving

Most people are lucky enough to receive gifts on at least two occasions each year. Most people in this area will celebrate Christmas and a birthday. Those even luckier might celebrate an anniversary and other special events. But the luckiest…

I should have stayed in bed

Taking a week off to travel where the weather is warm, like my wife and sons and I did a couple weeks ago, apparently wasn’t such a good idea. First off, we didn’t want to come home. Especially when we…