Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

Wasn’t that a fun bout of flu that’s been making its way round town? I’d almost forgotten about normal coughs and sneezes that don’t have anything to do with a pandemic but, as it turns out, I’d have been fine with them staying away.

The only positive outcome of shivering under a blanket for the better part of a week was that I made an exciting new discovery.

Well, it was new to me, at least.

For the last decade, I’ve worn ear plugs to ensure I get a decent amount of sleep. Once I’m fully under, not even a herd of stampeding buffalo could wake me, but at either end of my sleep cycle I’m as sen...