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Storing Stuff By: 11/24/2014 @ 11:13am

“Where is that thingamajig?” I called out to my wife as I pawed though the junk drawer.“What thingamajig?” she called back.“You know. The one that I have to use to…

60 By: 11/18/2014 @ 7:48am

I’m going to be 60 in a couple of weeks.It’s one of those end-in-zero birthdays that should really provoke some thoughtful reflection about the direction my life has taken.It…

Thanksgiving Day Stuffing By: 11/17/2014 @ 12:13pm

It is Thanksgiving time, a traditional holiday that was started by the Pilgrims, a group of intrepid voyagers who decided to put ashore not far from the site of present day Boston…

Smoking By: 11/11/2014 @ 7:17am

My wife was laughing in her sleep when I left for work the other morning. It was a pleasant sound to start the day off, but a little humiliating because I’m afraid I know what…

Tricks, No Treats By: 11/04/2014 @ 6:21am

No trick-or-treaters at our house again this year.It’s starting to be a little hard on my morale.Oh, sure, the grandchildren came, but let’s face it, they were forced. It’s…

Murder Mystery By: 11/03/2014 @ 9:19am

It isn’t often that we are asked to witness a murder, so my wife and I felt impelled to accept the invitation. We were told to go to a supper club located in the tiny town of…

New York Apartment By: 10/28/2014 @ 7:09am

I had no idea I was so rich.I just read an article about an apartment in New York City that sold for $21.9 million. The reason it was so expensive was because of its terrific view…

Why We Can't Be Friends By: 10/21/2014 @ 6:15am

I was working on my daughter’s heating system and having a few issues.  Since I was operating right on the ragged edge of incompetence (a place I spend too much time), I…

Sensible Solutions Needed for… By: 08/19/2014 @ 9:15am

On Saturday, August 2, 2014, a toxin, microcystin, was found at the municipal water treatment plant in Toledo, Ohio. That discovery plunged a city of 500,000 people into a tap…

The Throwback By: 07/14/2014 @ 8:31am

The tale goes something like this: A pair of Norwegian homesteader brothers built themselves a nice granary, two stories tall, with a sturdy stairway. Come oat harvest they bagged…

Do the Math By: 07/07/2014 @ 8:05am

People who can do math are such a pain.And they can ruin a good story.I was thinking about that the other day when some folks in the café were talking about a local character who…

Picnic Season By: 06/30/2014 @ 8:37am

It’s summertime and the living is easy, especially if you enjoy picnics. At this time of year, a person could travel the length and breadth of our great nation while eating your…

Contentment By: 06/24/2014 @ 7:27am

Two days of contentment.That’s what the farmers in our area have had this year - about two days of contentment.That’s not as bad as it sounds . . . I remember a decade when I…

Farmers Market Memories By: 06/23/2014 @ 9:42am

After being told for several months that it’s on backorder, our warm weather has at last arrived. And in yet another illustration of “be careful what you wish for,” I have…

Simple Man By: 06/17/2014 @ 7:47am

I’m a simple man. I suppose that’s why there is so much I don’t understand in the world. For instance . . . last week we had a grandchild sleepover. I sort of understand how…

Branson by Air By: 06/16/2014 @ 8:46am

The major goals of any vacation include relaxing and getting away from it all. One of the problems we encountered during our recent sojourn in Branson was getting anywhere at all…

Listening By: 06/10/2014 @ 7:05am

Did you see the news story about the 89-year-old guy in England who wanted to attend the D-Day Memorial Services in Normandy?  The staff at the nursing home where he lived…

Branson Ramblings By: 06/09/2014 @ 9:04am

It’s easy to tell when you’re closing in on Branson, Missouri. The billboards trumpeting Branson’s attractions become so numerous, they almost form a picket fence.The first…

The Old Man By: 06/03/2014 @ 12:46pm

I saw an old friend this week and we talked a little Hemingway.We do have other things in common, but we’re a couple of old guys who have an affection for another old guy…

Missouri Meanderings By: 06/02/2014 @ 8:04am

There is much to recommend about Winterset, Iowa. For instance, the town’s museum boasts a limestone outhouse that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As…

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