Shangri-La Exposed

by Mike Pyatt Even though such a place is imaginary, an idyllic paradise from the scene of James Hilton’s 1933, novel Lost Horizon, for millennia misguided dreamers have longed for such a place on earth. The movie sequel depicted a place hidden in a Nepalese mountain valley, where greed and …

Off Into the Wild Blue Yonder

By Bradley Harrington  “Cyberspace … Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding …” — William Gibson, “Neuromancer,” 1984 — Every now and then, back when I was a young child, our family would head out of …

ENDOW: Kiss Your Job Goodbye

By Bradley Harrington  “A committee is the only known form of life with a hundred bellies and no brain.” — Robert Heinlein, “Methuselah’s Children,” 1958 — Wyoming’s “Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming” (ENDOW) bill was signed into law by Gov. Matt Mead back on March 3, and — now, …

No Fond Farewell in Wyoming

by Mike Pyatt Wyoming’s sagging economy sent some of the best companies packing. There’re signs of some reversal. Rig counts have risen. Rail traffic out of Bill is still relatively anemic. Fortunately tourism is the bright spot in our economy. For the first time since 1918, the Total Solar Eclipse …