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Picking apart my PC

October 29, 2014 Jam of the Week: “The Grit In The Pearl” by Clark Computers have been a part of my life for a very long time. I played educational video games about dinosaurs at a very young age. more »»

Fall is the time to catch a bunch

October 28, 2014 I got to fishing again this past week. My friend Mike Gottheardt and I were chasing smallmouth bass on a river in eastern Wisconsin. We caught’em good: Lots of smallmouth and some nice ones. more »»

Nicotine fits (poorly)

October 27, 2014 “We don’t smoke and we don’t chew and we don’t go with girls who do. more »»

Coincidence or happenstance?

October 27, 2014 I wonder if you’ve ever been part of a coincidence that’s so profound that it feels like it has to be more than just a chance coincidence. more »»

Cookbooks to help celebrate Vegetarian Awarenesss Month

October 24, 2014 I have a confession. I love cookbooks. more »»

Eb’s tofu and fiber diet

October 20, 2014 On the way home from the lumberyard I drove by the coffee shop. I hadn’t planned to stop but when I saw Eb Griper’s rusty old Studebaker pick-up in the parking lot I realized I missed his insults. more »»

Fun at the flea market

October 20, 2014 A few times a year I get to go to a flea market. Last Saturday I attended a good one in Fort Dodg. more »»

Ebola no match for 'Soups' Snyderman

October 17, 2014 If you were just dying for soup — and you were NBC medical editor Dr. more »»

Taking the season in stride

October 15, 2014 Jam of the Week: “Confessions (feat. Leland Whitty)” by BADBADNOTGOOD We’re down to crunch time in the election season. more »»

Give the fish what they want

October 15, 2014 I went fishing last week. The open water season is winding down, but there is still plenty of time to get out. One word of advice: Prepare for chilly weather. more »»

New season awaits

October 15, 2014 It's hard to believe that Labor Day is over and we are getting ready for another hunting season already. The bear season has opened already in the north wood. more »»

Changing color of leaves

October 14, 2014 Ever wonder what triggers tree leaves to turn on their glorious color display in the fall? Is it Jack Frost who causes this seasonal change? The myth that a hard frost is needed for a good autum... more »»

Be nice to your pastor

October 13, 2014 The story is told of minister, back in the days of full service gas stations, waiting in line to have his car filled with gasoline just before a long holiday weekend. more »»

Falling for school fashions

October 13, 2014 In case you are wondering about the latest in fashion for middle school students, you should know that in addition to what I call fluorescent colors of all shades from head to toe, I see that jeans... more »»

The rap on tree wrap

October 7, 2014 Tree wrap – the good, the bad, and the ugly. more »»

A smorgasbord of fall fishing

October 7, 2014 My recent fishing trips have reminded me of how productive fall fishing can be, and they have also reminded me of how active so many species of fish can be this time of year. more »»

Official word from Farmer's Almanac: Move away

October 7, 2014 I like to make fun of the weather man. He's always wrong — seldom right. And then there's the Old Farmer's Almana. more »»

A guest column for Newspaper Week

October 6, 2014 In observance of National Newspaper Week, I have asked my good friend, Buford P. Inkster, editor of the Cornfield Weekly Sheller, to write a guest column. At 96 Mr. more »»

Biking through the season

October 6, 2014 Last spring I bought a bike rack and had it put on the back of my car, where it’s been ever since. At first I felt just a little conspicuous about it when it was empty, but I’m over that. more »»



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