It’s for the birds

May 9, 2023

I’ve never really been a bird person. I lived through horrific poultry nightmares as a kid when every morning in the summer I had to pull up the...

Our tree is who is he is

May 9, 2023

He stands tall and proud in the main room of our house. He’s only 20 years old, but he’s been through so much in his life that his age could be...

My feet are confused

May 9, 2023

As I sit here, I can think of only one thing. I try to concentrate on the work before me, what’s happening in our community, but one cerebral theme...

And I thought I had it bad

May 9, 2023

I’ve had a rocky past with pests . . . no matter where I’ve lived in my life, it seems I’ve attracted bats, mice, spiders, snakes, boxelder bugs,...

Darrin and Tony really missed out

May 9, 2023

There never seems to be enough time in a day, is there? There is never enough time to get everything done that needs to be done . . . and still...

An amazingly good day in the summer

May 9, 2023

I can’t help but think about the old days when it comes to the joy of the Fourth of July. As a kid – it was one of those amazingly good days in...

My first black and white miracle

May 9, 2023

My heart beat wildly while I waited at the gate. “Do not move, no matter what,” my father yelled from the pickup. “Don’t let ‘em get past...

The sweet relief of fall

May 9, 2023

It’s only the beginning of September and I’m already fantasizing about the sweet relief of fall. Per my annual normal, I just can’t wait for...

Not so Irish

May 9, 2023

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, it becomes more apparent to me that I’m just not so Irish. I know I’m 100 percent German — the original last...

I’ll stick with my stubs

May 9, 2023

For years, I thought I was just weird — yes, I realize that still may be the case. But there was one aspect about me that I thought was completely...

No garage sales in my future

May 9, 2023

I’ve been asked in the past to participate in garage sales. “Just bring your used stuff over and we’ll include it with ours,” have said friends...