Preston Crompton

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…

Q-pons and withdrawals

I hope everyone still has their resolutions going strong. One of mine is no soda for the year. My parents like to stock up on Diet Coke so every time I open their fridge I get withdrawals. One thing I…

A year that has molded my future

Coming off a hiatus of who knows how long, I decided to write another column. I’m sorry, subscribers, I knew you thought I was done but I had some things on my mind. I was sitting at my desk… or…