Stop stressing us out, dude.

Maybe I’m just a little thick-headed, but I just have this gut (hey, that’s thick, too!) feeling: Over zealous terrorists, hell-bent for bringing the Great Satan to its knees, ain’t gonna? do it by staging attacks on our little hamlet here in Nowheresville, USA. Call me kooky, but I don’t see it happening. Maybe I’m […]

Some things are just plain wrong

Something must be terribly wrong with me. My thermostat must be out of whack; my sense of reality askew. Like many folks this past weekend, I spent quite a lot of time out of doors, shoveling some of the foot of snow we received. I shoveled the driveway not once, not twice, but three times. […]

Go to the mountain

About once a year I go back to the farthest, darkest, creepiest place of the office, pull out and dust off my soapbox. I hop atop . . . and preach. Hark! Here I go again. Just what is a community newspaper? A community newspaper isn’t a regional, county, state or national newspaper. A community […]

Polish monster slayers and more!

Keeping the monster away Reader Barb VonKniper responded to the plight of little four-year-old Sean Rush — his nighttime sleeping dilemma. Monsters were keeping the lad up. The lad was keeping his parents up. (So, really it was Sean’s parents? plight/dilemma.) I wrote about Monster spraying the home with Sean to keep the darkness at […]

Don’t look now, but somebody could be watching you

Well, this here is a new year, folks. And 2005, like every year before needs a good conspiracy. Personally, I really don’t give a rat’s behind about whether or not Lee Harvey Oswald acted by himself or with the mob or the CIA or the Russkies when he killed President Kennedy in 1963. Or, for […]

As we enter a new year a look to the past

My wife Jennie is always vigilant for possible column fodder for her very own husband. What follows she sent to me on April 6, 2004 at 9:24 a.m. If it is all true it would be very interesting reading. If it isn’t true, it is still interesting. So, as we say ciao to the year […]

Obligatory Christmas Column #1,279,539

Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ. The idea of Christ, of humanity, of goodness is something that fills me with warmth. People smile more. They are more friendly. They tend to give more of themselves, for no other reason than it feels good to give. And, from that full feeling of warmth and goodness comes […]

Obligatory Christmas Column #1,279,539

Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ. The idea of Christ, of humanity, of goodness is something that fills me with warmth. People smile more. They are more friendly. They tend to give more of themselves, for no other reason than it feels good to give. And, from that full feeling of warmth and goodness comes […]

Obligatory Christmas Column #1,279,538

As I look back upon the thrilling holidays of yesteryear, I have come to believe those Christmases Past were magical. They were always white with snow. Everything sparkled. No strife. No sadness, only smiles and love. * * * While watching the 34th annual showing of Rankin-Bass? animated ‘classic,? Santa Claus is Comin? To Town, […]

Monster spray?

Let’s just say Jen and I are going a little nuts. Batty. Bonkers. Cuckoo for Coca Puffs. That bearded head you see nodding up and down and all around is not a 200-pound, walking bobble-head. It’s just me, dazed and confused. Sleep deprivation can do that to a parent. It’s not that Jen and I […]

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