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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 »»

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 »»



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