Tag: Mel Mueller

Ah, the insanity of living in Nebraska

May 21, 2024

It’s that season again. It’s time for storm watches and warnings. It’s time to marvel at the strength of Mother Nature. And to hate her...

Being the mistake

May 7, 2024

When my parents were married many decades ago, I wasn’t aware of the occasion. But, I was there — carefully hidden beneath the layers of white...

Homemade everything is better

February 13, 2024

With his tongue hanging out of his mouth and an intense squint of his eyes, he carefully cut the pink construction paper. His fingers were big...

If we just stay tied together

January 16, 2024

As I listened to the ferocious winds this past week and saw the blinding snow, I remembered a time so long ago. Sure, it’s the snow that triggers...

Where is Bambi?

November 21, 2023

When deer season arrives, everyone asks, “Where’s Bambi?” Well, not necessarily. They’re asking where that elusive buck is hiding, as deer hunters...

The first of my October days

October 13, 2023

The month of October has always meant one thing to me . . . getting older. I’m not crazy about birthdays, but I do find it interesting that on...

Moving the boots

October 6, 2023

When I was a very young child, one of the first chores I remember being assigned was moving the boots. Even though our house was a far cry from a...

The political roundtable

May 23, 2023

“Wipe your nose,” my mother would command my brother, handing him a Kleenex from the van’s glove box. “Smell the baby’s diaper,” she’d instruct...

Surprise gifts

May 16, 2023

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. I...

The Mooseburger era

May 16, 2023

My father didn’t have much of a life . . . it was mostly consumed with work, day and night. And he hated spending money because he quite frankly...

Everyone should have an Uncle Red

May 16, 2023

It took me decades to even realize his real name is Ron. All I’ve ever known is that people call him Red – and for good reason. He obviously...