Category: Opinion

Surprise gifts

June 25, 2024

Surprise gifts are the best. You don’t see them coming. You don’t expect them. You don’t even know you want them until you receive them. It...

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia — Kid-isms

June 24, 2024

I’ve got five grandchildren. I call them the fab five. They range in age from 24 years clear down to five years. In past columns I’ve written a lot...

The sins of the green polyester

June 22, 2024

I tried to sit still, I really did. Church services were underway and the Mueller rule was clear -- anyone who misbehaved during that particular...

Andy’s family farm

June 18, 2024

When my great-great-grandparents, Franz and Fredricka Mueller, arrived in Nebraska, there was nothing here. Just prairie, stretching as far as the...

She was a woman of her word

June 11, 2024

This morning I was casually listening to a radio talk show during which the DJs were reminiscing about the child punishment practices in the...