Preston Crompton

The price is right

The time has finally come. Adriana and I finally got our own dog. An eight month old German Shepherd mixed with Rottweiler. A dog with that pedigree will strike fear into the hearts of many… or so you would think.…

The price of a puppy

Last week I mentioned being in a road rage incident. I didn’t think anything of it until I received a missed call from my mom. I was driving so Adriana called her back and I could hear my mom asking,…

“I Get Carried Away”

I’ve come down with a serious case of writer’s block, a common phenomenon that nobody has found a cure for yet. Last week I was planning on writing a column and came across this devastating crutch. I’m not sure if…

A year can change a man

It’s been just over a year since my dad suffered the first of three aneurysms. It feels like yesterday but also like it never really happened. It’s hard to explain something that’s self-conflicting. Seeing my dad out and about doing…

March Madness

The madness is upon us. I can hear college basketball announcers Dick Vitale and Gus Johnson screaming and mayhem ensuing. So grab your pencils, do your research, grab your lucky rabbit foot. The NCAA tournament is lurking at every office,…

Ah!!! Raspberries!!!

Over this past weekend I had the opportunity to play Apples to Apples with my brother, Mr. Crompton, his girlfriend and my girlfriend Adriana. For those who don’t know how the game works, you have seven cards with different words,…

Beaver pride

One thing I’ve never been short of is school spirit. Throughout my life I’ve been raised to root for my teams, good or bad. Coming from Idaho State University, I had a fair share of years where some of the…

Cupid, Chris Kringle, criminals

I’m surely I’m not the first one to think of this, but where do holiday stories come from? Parents obviously have to sugarcoat stories for us. “Santa is coming in the morning to put presents under our tree!” When in…