What, no pony?
December 30, 2013 On occasion I have been called a Pollyanna. You remember Pollyanna, don’t you? She was the happy little girl in Eleanor Porter’s novel of the same name who found good in everything. more »»
A seriously happy pursuit
December 30, 2013 One of the gifts I received this Christmas is a book titled The Happiness Project. It’s a one-sentence journal meant to be kept for five years. more »»
Could I be an anachronism?
December 23, 2013 It should be no surprise that I love words, especially unusual words. Years ago I came across the word “anachronism.” I was not familiar with the term. more »»
The gift you most remember giving
December 23, 2013 I’d have to say that the best time to give your children Christmas presents is when they’re little, as their wants are simple, the toys are easy to understand, and they’re happy with almost anythin... more »»
Christmas with the fur kids
December 20, 2013 We bought a couple of small red bean bag chairs at a garage sale last summer, thinking the grandchildren would love to sit/play/nap in those when they visited. more »»
Become passionate about community
December 20, 2013 It's been a wonderful year in Webster City and I'm very happy to be here. Each year goals are set, plans are made and we move forward along our path. more »»
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 »»
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 »»