Remembering a commissioner

May 9, 2023

“I want to talk about this further,” he’d say, leaning back in the tall chair. He’d then clasp his hands together, wiggle one thumb, then the...

I’m actually a bad Nebraskan

May 9, 2023

Yesterday, as the governor and his wife unveiled the new Nebraska license plate, I stared at its uniqueness after its meaning was explained....

Choking over the idea of love

May 9, 2023

We are programmed at a young age to fantasize about love and romance. We hear stories about Cinderella and Prince Charming. Barbie has her...

Can’t fool bunnies or kids

May 9, 2023

Moms, aunts, grandmas mean to do the best for the kids in their lives. They want them to witness the great things in life. They want to point out...

Good God, the gourds!

May 9, 2023

Last year, I had so many vines in my back yard I was nearly strangled to death while picking tomatoes. But I was excited as my pumpkins and gourds...

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...