By Dr. Grayson Westfall The day I received that piece of paper declaring that I was a medical doctor was one of the proudest days of my professional life. I had worked so hard. I was finally a physician. I took my Hippocratic Oath to treat the sick to theContinue Reading

God Bless the USA I am seriously worried about the future of this country. I really do not know the direction we are headed, but as of now it does not look promising. It worries me every day, particularly since the current leader continues to encourage dangerous activities. It alsoContinue Reading

By Dr. Grayson Westfall (Yuma County native) The day I received that piece of paper declaring that I was a medical doctor was one of the proudest days of my professional life. I had worked so hard. I was finally a physician. I took my Hippocratic Oath to treat theContinue Reading

Moments of perfection It’s been a long and difficult year. We are all, to some extent, struggling with artifacts of the pandemic — from illnesses and deaths of friends and family, to loneliness, to loss of income, to a sense of transcendent hopelessness that weighs upon us, robbing of usContinue Reading

Of course it’s a choice Mask mandates are not enforceable. I agree. In the US of A, it is up to each individual to do the right thing for the common good. Instead, crazily, this whole COVID-19 threat has become a political issue. I get it, why it has becomeContinue Reading

Let’s get with it I remember when I used to have a sense of humor. When I used to laugh, used to make others laugh, used to be good with the clever quip. There was a time when Rayl’s Ramblings used to take a humorous look at life. I know,Continue Reading

Someday need to come home with a win Someday, we have to come back from Wray with a football win. Honestly, I love Powell Field. It is my favorite football venue in the region. Plus, it has great lighting for taking photos. (I promise, if I win the lottery, IContinue Reading

November is birthday month November is a busy birthday month in our family. The oldest was born on Election Day in 1988. It was a sunny, warm day. The middle daughter was born on a sunny, warm Saturday morning in 2001. It was the pheasant season opener, and her oldestContinue Reading

On Veterans Day We have just completed a highly contentious election. Cacophonous voices on both sides of the aisle proclaimed their version of the truth. And while there has been some violence, for the most part, we either listen to the noise, or tune each other out, and life goesContinue Reading