Jeff Hammer

Jeff Hammer: Stitions

The other day on the radio, I heard a line from Michael Scott, who was Steve Carell’s character on the television series “The Office,”...

Jeff Hammer: A tale of two teams

I remember when not every college football team with an even record or better over the course of a fall season went to a...

Jeff Hammer: Of snow and cold

It’s nice to have significant snow on the ground this early in the winter for a variety of reasons. The past several years have...

Jeff Hammer: Duplicates

What’s in a name? Well, letters, of course…and words; but for me, the letters and words that make up names connotate memories.  When we consider...

Jeff Hammer: Getting back to traveling

Leaving Wyoming by way of commercial air travel is not easy, especially if one is interested in playing in and around salt water. It's...

Jeff Hammer: Back at work…sort of

Some things are meant to be forever. For example, a father’s love is a forever thing. However, some aspects of our lives were never...

Jeff Hammer: Custodians I have known

During spring break in the year 1989, when other married couples were off visiting relatives or lounging on a beach in a warmer climate...

Jeff Hammer: Offering rare opinions

Even though these columns are labeled “opinion,” much more often than not they are really just observations, both young and old; meaning instances I...

Jeff Hammer: Thoughts on human behavior

I have mentioned in one of my previous columns that I am an amateur people watcher, a part time student of human behavior, which...

Jeff Hammer: Late Summer Musings

(Started on September 8.) What happened to our summer? It’s like I woke up this morning, and suddenly it’s September. The weather just doesn’t...

Jeff Hammer: The joys and woes of Youtube

One day about fifteen years ago, a very bright young lady in my fifth grade classroom at what used to be North Elementary seemed...

Jeff Hammer: Tent Memories

With any overnight travel, whether it’s for business or pleasure or for whatever, one must have accommodations. Over the course of my lifetime, I...

Jeff Hammer: Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

What a difference a year and a flood makes. Luckily, my wife is organized and persistent. Over a year ago, she made camping reservations...

Jeff Hammer: Memories of summer and other things

Growing up, I don’t remember much about the nine months of the calendar year during which I and every other kid my age attended...

Jeff Hammer: Reconsidering Full Time Retirement

Being a member of the American Association of Retired People (AARP) does have its benefits. Well over a decade ago when I turned fifty,...

Jeff Hammer: My grudging respect for new technology

Readers of this column will no doubt remember my writing of my disdain for the flood of new technology that seems to constantly wash...

Jeff Hammer: Weather: Anything Can Happen

It must be springtime in Wyoming. Anyone who has lived in our beautiful state for any length of time longer than a year will...

Jeff Hammer: It’s Time for Normalcy

This column was necessarily written early. On a day in the very near future, at about 4:00 in the afternoon, we will, if all goes...

Jeff Hammer: Our Decisions Reveal Our Priorities

Admittedly, I was not a stellar student at Lander Valley High School when I graduated from that institution almost forty-six years ago, and the...

Jeff Hammer: Transitioning to 5G

Every time I open my mailbox, I’m hopeful that its contents will make me smile, and on occasion, that hope is fulfilled. Like the...
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