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The perfect Christmas

December 18, 2013 Jam of the week: “Golden Arrow” by Darkside Time sure flies when you’re not writing column. more »»

Trail talk

December 17, 2013 DNR to watch for deer disease Iowa officials will continue to monitor deer samples for any signs of chronic wasting disease in the wild herd. more »»

What would Jesus do?

December 16, 2013 When our children were still at home we tried to make our evening meal a family affair. more »»

More blessed to give than to receive

December 16, 2013 Some of the frenzy of this holiday time of the year centers on gifts, of course. We think about what we will receive, naturally, especially when we are young. more »»

Are we being hoodwinked?

December 13, 2013 We are being hoodwinked yet again by big business profiteers. How? Those who seek to legally sell addictive marijuana will reap profits; society and the vulnerable will be left to pay the costs. more »»

Elf on a what?

December 11, 2013 I'm all for Christmas tradition. When I was little, we always had an Advent calendar. Each morning, one of us kids would takes turns opening each little slot that indicated the day of the month. more »»

Choosing where to live

December 11, 2013 In studies of “happiness” it has generally been determined that money does not necessarily guarantee happiness. more »»

Drought and hunting

December 10, 2013 How does drought affect your fall hunting? And the answer is: It affects it a lot, and we're seeing the effects of it right now. more »»

A letter to Santa

December 9, 2013 Dear Santa, Some folks have told me that I’m too old to write a letter to Santa, but I don’t believe the. more »»

Savoring a good cup of coffee

December 9, 2013 Last Christmas I received a gift I use pretty much every day: one of those trendy, one-cup coffee makers that must have been just about the hottest Christmas present a year ag. more »»

A different kind of Christmas

December 6, 2013 I think my favorite part of the Christmas holiday season is the music. I love it all — popular standards, instrumental, contemporary and traditional carol. more »»

Car wreck

December 2, 2013 It was about this time of year 45 years ago when I experienced my first automobile accident. I was not injured so in that regard it was no big deal. more »»

A small airport convenience

December 2, 2013 I believe I’ve decided that the person who invented the roller suitcase should be knighted. Or maybe even made a sain. more »»

The threatened beauties

November 26, 2013 Those of us who have spent our lives in the Midwest can't help but harbor a special love for monarch butterflies. more »»

Knock on wood

November 25, 2013 Superstitious? Not me. I’ve never been superstitious and hopefully never will be, knock on wood. Looking ahead I see we have another Friday the 13th on the calendar in December. more »»

Not taking things for granted

November 25, 2013 I read once that we often take for granted the things that deserve our gratitude the most. Perhaps that is especially true at this Thanksgiving time of year. more »»

Outdoor 101 lesson

November 20, 2013 So much to say; so little space, so little time. So allow me to quickly give you an outdoor 101 lesson on what's going on around Hamilton County this week. more »»

The encroaching Friday

November 20, 2013 Jam of the week: “Infinite Us” by Machinedrum I love the late-year holiday season. Even as the days get shorter, I relish the fact that the greatest American holiday will be coming soo. more »»

A great big turkey

November 18, 2013 The supermarket was busy, especially near the freezer where frozen turkeys were on sale. I had difficulty just getting close to the solid gobblers. more »»

Remembering JFK

November 18, 2013 We all know how quickly and easily the days and weeks continue to slip by. . .and then, suddenly, somehow, another month is gone. more »»

 
 

 

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