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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 »»

R.I.P., Buddy the Hamster

November 15, 2013 We’re in mourning at our house. Daniel’s pet hamster passed away yesterday. more »»

Getting in the holiday spirit at KYL

November 15, 2013 Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and we at Kendall Young Library are thankful for many things: our great community, our beautiful building, and Kendall Young himself. more »»

Art for economic development

November 12, 2013 When the discussion turns to the topic of economic development, we quickly shift into thinking about traditional approaches – attracting new business, new factories or growing an existing indust. more »»

Surviving in my discomfort zones

November 11, 2013 When I was young man, in a quest to improve my lot in life, I listened to and read the top motivational speakers of the day. One of the pieces of advice, I recall, was to get out of my comfort zone. more »»

Reflections of veterans

November 11, 2013 Veterans Day is here, giving us the perfect opportunity to do more than attend the Veterans Day sale at the local department store or go out for breakfast with the other veterans. more »»

All hail the handyman

November 8, 2013 My husband Larry is not the most handy guy around the hous. more »»

Even big guys get bullied

November 6, 2013 Jam of the week: “Stop The Dams” by Gorillaz While I’m still reveling in the Bears win on Monday night against the Packers, it’s far from the biggest story in the NFL right now. more »»

Harbingers of winter

November 5, 2013 Uh oh, look who's coming to town. I'll give you three guesses and the first two don't count. Don't read between the lines. Well … if you guessed slate-colored juncos, you guessed correctl. more »»

Learning from new experiences

November 4, 2013 As a teenager and as a young adult I relished new experiences. In my 60s… not so much. Like it or not, I had some new experiences a week ago. more »»

Keeping the post

November 4, 2013 There’s no denying that the fabric of our lives here on the prairie has shifted through the years, just since mid-century. more »»

Get a jump on holiday shopping

November 1, 2013 That time of the year is quickly approaching: the holiday shopping season. more »»

Happy Halloween, welcome winter

November 1, 2013 Another month has come and gone and we find ourselves excited for the events past, present and future at the Chamber. more »»

Website woes

October 30, 2013 Jam of the week: “In Haze” by iceage For the past month, the recently opened healthcare website launched as open-enrollment begins for insurance with Obamacare has been marred with glitches. more »»

Bird-watching myths

October 29, 2013 I've touched bases a time or two on this subject over the years, but just in case you didn't grab the brass ring the first time it went by, I'll jog your memory again. more »»

Measuring the years

October 27, 2013 As an ambitious young advertising salesman in Sioux City I had tenaciously but unsuccessfully been calling on a particular merchant for several months. more »»

Halloween from a distance

October 27, 2013 One good thing about being an empty nester is that Halloween can now be enjoyed from more of a distance than it was formerly. more »»

Hiding the Halloween candy

October 25, 2013 Halloween is kind of a fun holiday. I love seeing the area children all decked out in their creative costumes. more »»



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