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About madranchwife

Mother, Mad Ranchwife(as in--at times-- crazy, nutso, loco, off-my-rocker insane), Veterinarian, Physical Therapist, "Liberal, pinko, gay-loving, Subaru-driving Socialist" (as I've been called), proud to be a totally tree-huggin', climate change believin', granola girl environmentalist, ObamaGirl, Pro-Choice (don't even get me started here...), and in my younger days a feminist vegetarian as a result of time spent at CU Boulder (this lasted approximately 14 months, until all the Jimmy Buffett I was listening to caused me to crave a cheeseburger). #FindingMyVoice #ScienceMatters

The Wheels of Time (just keep on turnin’, turnin’)

I know that those who have alighted here in the past may have read similar words from me. Sometimes it seems I get stuck in a loop in my cabeza. And sometimes that seems to happen cyclically, seasonally. If you … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on the way to 2021

Well, more than one funny thing. And in retrospect, not a lot of 2020 was funny. Nor 2019. Or 2018 or 2017 for that matter. The end of 2016 was depressing as hell, come to think of it. The dear … Continue reading

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The Capitol (Guest post by Gracelyn)

The Capitol had been around for a long time. It held nearly two hundred and thirty years of memories in its marbled halls, and it knew that the Americans believed it held the center of their Nation’s democracy. In the … Continue reading

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Dear John letter to 2020 (Guest post by Linda)

December 31, 2020 Dear 2020, When we first met, I have to admit, I was intrigued. You were alluring. Our relationship was much like all relationships when they are new; they show so much promise. Up until I met you, … Continue reading

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Attention Friends & Family (and all who stumble here unaware):

You may or may not have received notifications of a new website/blog associated with this one (madranchwife.com). Gracelyn has branched out and can now be featured at: http://www.thehistoryofwomenssuffrage.com Her website began as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award. She … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice (Guest Post by Gracelyn)

I have read of people with hearts made of ice. They shatter, freeze again, and go on.   My heart is made of fire; It burns with every moment, Every second an inferno. But some things are too much For … Continue reading

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The state of everything

I’m sitting on my porch and can see the mountains in the distance. And the sky is blue.  And I don’t smell smoke.  Today is shaping up to be a glorious day. Thing is–every day can be a glorious day. … Continue reading

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Irish Eyes by Gracelyn

Irish Eyes The Irish are a people so starstruck, It’s said they always see fairies before their eyes, And if this is true, as I believe, It might explain their lovelorn sighs.   In that land, far away across the … Continue reading

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Brittle

brit-tle /’bridl/ adjective 1. hard but liable to break or shatter easily Synonyms: breakable, splintery, scatterable, fragile, frail, delicate, frangible, rigid, hard, crisp Antonyms: flexible, resilient I’m brittle. I’ve just come to this realization.  I didn’t used to be this … Continue reading

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Hello everybodyeeeeee!!!!! (in my most awesomest Grover imitation)

(I don’t think that plays the audio, so you’ll have to search your memory.) BUT.  Do I have news for you. Holy buckets, holy guacamole, holy cow, holy moses, holy toledo, holy everything.  Hold on to your hats, your neckerchiefs, … Continue reading

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