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The Truth About DIY Home… By: 07/27/2015 @ 11:07am

Among the many benefits of home ownership are the joys of home repair.The current fad among homeowners is do-it-yourself home repair. This is primarily due to televised homeowner…

Character in Just A Few Words By: 07/23/2015 @ 11:09am

The other day I was talking to a customer and he said, "You can tell you have a hard working wife when there's dough on the axe handle."How evocative is that?  Just in…

The Spirit of… By: 07/20/2015 @ 10:20am

My wife and I were recently motoring through a small town when we saw some little kids at a sidewalk stand that featured a hand-lettered sign that read “lemonade.”“Look!”…

Progress Is Impossible… By: 07/16/2015 @ 11:42am

The dinosaurs are all dead.Even if you believe that the earth was created 7,000 years ago and cavemen rode around on T-Rexes, those dinosaurs are all dead, too.That's a…

My First 4-H Project By: 07/13/2015 @ 10:10am

We are approaching the hottest time of the year, the season for roasting ears of sweet corn and farm kids roasting as they prepare their animals for the show ring.County fairs are…

One Shoe, One Foot By: 07/09/2015 @ 1:11pm

I have a grandniece who has occasional shoe issues.  Sometime she can’t get the right shoe on the right foot.  You would think that with only two choices, and a fairly…

It's Picnic Season By: 07/06/2015 @ 10:19am

Summertime has truly arrived. Proof of this is the fact that the mosquitoes have become so thick, I have to fill out a blood donor card before walking to the mailbox.Despite all…

Cat Hat By: 07/02/2015 @ 9:52am

“Nice hat,” someone said. “Why, thank you,” I said, pleased, as always, when people notice the pains I take to look classy. “Hey,” I said, a few moments…

The Price of Normalcy By: 06/29/2015 @ 8:59am

You wouldn’t think that a limping kitty would cost so much.It all began a few weeks ago when Sparkles the Adventure Cat – our farm’s official feline – turned up with a…

Air Show By: 06/26/2015 @ 12:39pm

My father and I took a road trip over the weekend. There was a big air show, featuring World War II planes a few hours away, and my son suggested we all attend. He went ahead…

Aircraft Euphoria By: 06/23/2015 @ 1:46pm

“My neck hurts,” I groused to my wife. “I think my head might be stuck like this.”She glanced at me and grinned. “You look like a baby bird that’s waiting for a…

Dairy Month Memories By: 06/23/2015 @ 1:27pm

June is Dairy Month, a time of the year wherein we pause to thank the folks who risk wet tails to the face so that the rest of us can enjoy ice cold glasses of moo juice.June is…

Dog Haircut By: 06/23/2015 @ 12:54pm

I took our dog, Frances, to get a haircut.This is new territory for me.  If you’ve ever seen a picture of me, you can tell that haircuts are not a huge priority.  When…

Lipstick By: 05/26/2015 @ 7:34am

Sometimes you get involved in a conversation that you didn’t see coming and sometimes you just don’t see a way out either.A friend of mine was visiting some friends of…

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…

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…

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…

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