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One day two gas company servicemen, a senior training supervisor and a young trainee, were out checking gas meters in a subdivision. They parked their truck at one end of the street and then … more
Progress is an expensive proposition. It can be painful. It can also be messy as well. I try to stay out of politics in this column. It is reserved for my personal observations, not a place for … more
Thank God! Thank God! And yes, Thank God! You and I, all of us, every one of us have so much to be thankful for. I am blessed! Sometimes I may be a mess, but still I am blessed. Awhile … more
Once the land of plenty the United States has now become the land of the out-of-stock. If it had happened to me one time in the past week, I would have been okay. The second time, I admit, was … more
The Canadian American writer, Linwood Barclay, wrote one of my favorite quotes; it says this: “My biggest complaint about drivers out in the country has tended to be that they’re not in a … more
My daughter turns 30 July 5. Gretchen Rubin, a best-selling author is credited with the quote “Enjoy them while they are young; the days are long, but the years are short.” She knew … more
“Doom, despair and agony on me. Deep dark depression excessive misery.” This song was used to introduce a segment of the “Hee Haw” television show which highlighted jokes … more
Have you ever gotten a phone call and you didn’t recognize the voice of the caller? Usually our first words would be, “Who is this?” Those three words can be spoken or just a … more
A number of years ago, the church where I was serving as pastor was preparing for the annual Homecoming Service. Every year at that special service the Recording Secretary would read the … more
I love horses. I would have a stable full of them if I had the funds. Tennessee Walking Horses are my favorite horse breed. My daughter rode for many years and made a special connection with one … more
Father’s Day 2023 will be different for me. On past Father’s Days, I would have grabbed two cards - probably last minute. One card for my dad and one card for my stepdad.  … more
Sally Kellerman may have summed up the situations best in the 1970 movie M*A*S*H when in a fit of rage to the head of her unit she shouted “This isn’t a hospital. This is an insane … more
As some of you may know I have three wonderful, delightful, adorable, smart and amazing granddaughters; two of whom live in our home with Lynn and me. Charlie, Kori and Jojo call this wonderful, … more
Well, it has happened. Some people became too smart and helped open the doors to the development of something even smarter than they are. Artificial Intelligence, AI, has been everywhere in the … more
Every Sunday morning as I walked through the doors of the Church, I would hear this greeting from Mary Lee McKay, “Hey Preach!” I can still hear her voice today as I sit here in my … more
It’s never good to start out any story in print with a question, because whoever starts reading may not care about the answer. Well, I am breaking that rule this week by asking what are … more
If you are reading this, let me thank you. Those who invest time in reading the local news need to be thanked because they are willing to take time out of the day to focus on issues that … more
I like to read the New York Post. It’s a daily tabloid in New York City with great covers on the front and back and even great headlines which are humorous and often over-the-top in taste. … more
Looking back over the years is something I find myself doing a lot; and I know I’m not alone in that practice either. People of a ‘certain age’ spend time reminiscing about, … more
Stories are what our lives are made of, and we have a whole lot of stories to tell when we look back over the years. There are stories surrounding our birth, our families, our school years, our … more
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