Get busy paying attention

Get busy paying attention

I have been looking for inspiration for another article here recently. I like my articles or stories to have meaning, and for that to happen I feel th...

January 18th, 2019 |  


Treasures in the trash

Treasures in the trash

I guess you could call me a hoarder, at least when it comes to memorabilia and clothes. I don’t feel like the label fits, but my wife keeps tell...

January 15th, 2019 |  


Stopping the madness at four-way stops

Stopping the madness at four-way stops

My grasp of the workings of a four-way stop are as follows: all four ways stop. On the face of it, this does not seem to be too complicated. Nor does ...

January 14th, 2019 |  



No church, plenty of soccer

No church, plenty of soccer

We have officially endured our first winter storm of the season, and for the most part I believe we have made it through.I always enjoy watching the r...

January 14th, 2019 |  


Where everyone knew your name

Where everyone knew your name

I spent my New Year’s Eve last week in much the same way I’ve spent it for the past decade: sitting on my couch at home, surrounded by fam...

January 11th, 2019 |  


The empty chair

The empty chair

As the holiday season arrives, all of us have that empty chair at the dining room table: a parent, a sibling, a child, a friend. If you will be patien...

December 19th, 2018 |  


Other drivers driving me crazy

Other drivers driving me crazy

Having just driven approximately two billion miles in the past six weeks, it seems to me it’s time to discuss vehicles and the people who operat...

December 19th, 2018 |  


The dish on missing dish tops

The dish on missing dish tops

Thanksgiving is but a faint taste of pumpkin pie. The cooking is finished, the dishes are washed, the pants are tight…three signs of culinary ac...

December 5th, 2018 |  


The wondrous Christmas tree

The wondrous Christmas tree

Oh, the wondrous Christmas tree. The tradition has been around for thousands of years, some giving credit to 16th century German Christians who brough...

December 4th, 2018 |  


Fall housekeeping for perennials

Fall housekeeping for perennials

Now that we’ve had frost it’s time for some fall cleanup in our landscape. Once frost kills their foliage, plants are finished storing foo...

November 26th, 2018 |