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Wedding Bells By: 05/18/2015 @ 1:58pm

Lilacs were blooming in the boulevards as my wife and I motored into Omaha. Light rain spattered the windshield, but that wasn’t the only waterworks to disturb our drive.“You…

8 Miles By: 05/12/2015 @ 7:25am

Just at the edge of our grove, right next to Anna’s roses, is the spot where my great-uncle, Carl, told me to stop walking my horse and gallop. When Uncle Carl said gallop, you…

The President and Me By: 05/11/2015 @ 11:17am

It’s a big deal whenever a president pays a visit. And since he would be speaking at a technical college less than an hour away, it was impossible to resist the lure of…

Woody's Mother By: 05/05/2015 @ 7:04am

“If I could only hear my mother sing againIf I could close my eyes and hear your voice as thenAll the friends and familywould sing along with me,and set your spirit free…”We…

Ants and Grasshoppers By: 04/28/2015 @ 8:26am

I’m sitting at my desk, diligently working, but out of the corner of my eye I see the burgeoning buds of the maple tree just east of the house. This afternoon, the house has…

Of Computers and Cars By: 04/27/2015 @ 8:33am

Modern society has benefited enormously from computerization. For instance, any savvy consumer can use a smartphone while shopping to watch – in real time – as his or her…

Better By: 04/21/2015 @ 8:21am

A while ago my wife and I took a trip to Louisiana. She takes packing seriously, consulting weather reports, discussing what types of events and venues we might attend, planning…

Wedding Bells By: 04/20/2015 @ 9:43am

My wife and I are brushing off our best duds are buffing up our boogie shoes. We have a wedding to attend!Our little family will soon become a little bigger when our youngest son…

And the Winner is . . . By: 04/14/2015 @ 7:18am

I see we have another candidate for president.Good thing, too. The election is only about 20 months away . . . we need to get started evaluating if we’re going to know who we…

The First Time By: 04/13/2015 @ 8:44am

I was a late bloomer by today’s standards; my first time was when I was 16.It was a rainy summer Saturday and my buddy Steve and I felt trapped in our farmhouse. Teenage boys…

Becoming Badass By: 04/06/2015 @ 9:12am

I don’t like to brag, but my wife and I are badass.No, I’m not talking about the kind of badass that can be seen on the TV show Vikings. While I do have Norse ancestry…

Kintsugi By: 03/31/2015 @ 8:27am

Let’s talk about my dog.And Hemingway.And Japanese art.No, it’s gonna be great, trust me.The coyotes were very active last night.  I don’t know if it’s the full moon…

Dairy Expo Doings By: 03/30/2015 @ 8:17am

It isn’t often that my wife and I are invited to hang out with nobility. The royalty in this case was a dairy princess named Katelyn. She and her family were attending a concert…

New Orleans By: 03/24/2015 @ 8:02am

My wife and I aren’t very good tourists. We’re always doing stuff like missing the photo op in front of the governor’s palace, because we’re talking to the tour guide…

Easter Bunny Tales By: 03/23/2015 @ 9:49am

It’s almost Easter, which means we must keep a sharp eye out for a fickle furbearer, that remarkable rabbit who sneaks about and hides colorful eggs. Granted, this is much nicer…

Splish Splash By: 03/17/2015 @ 8:36am

We have an old hog lagoon on the corner of our homestead.Some of you may be thinking of Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour in On the Road to Tahiti.Not that kind of lagoon. Not even…

Enduring the Teen Years By: 03/16/2015 @ 8:09am

One of the most vexing things a parent must endure is teenagers.Parenthood starts out easy enough. You bring home that tiny bundle of joy, a little creature that makes weird…

Gravity Falls By: 03/11/2015 @ 10:37am

I have been pursued my entire life by an intractable, insidious, invisible force. It is constantly harassing me and somehow knows where I am at every moment. It has inflicted…

Dare Mighty Things By: 03/11/2015 @ 10:33am

We went to career day at our grandchildren’s school.Since the oldest one is only a second grader, we’re not to the point of helping them polish up their resumes, but their…

Not My Fault By: 03/03/2015 @ 8:31am

What we have here is a failure to communicate.I’m not watching “Cool Hand Luke,” I’m just commenting on a problem facing us all.  For instance, a few days ago I was…

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