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Fun can be found in the high school memory mire

January 15, 2012 Nostalgia bites at the most inopportune times. more »»

Problems with computer, applications are ridiculous

January 8, 2012 Ridiculous, absurd and laughable. Absurd and laughable fit my computer plight at this time. It’s no secret computers slip into nasty mode when I’m at the keyboar. more »»

Recognizing, appreciating God’s sense of humor

January 1, 2012 Never let anyone tell you God doesn’t have a sense of humo. more »»

Like chocolate in the freezer, friendships are important

December 25, 2011 And a very merry Christmas to you. Saying that, the year must be nearly gone. How that happens so quickly, I’ll never know. I haven’t given out my Halloween candy yet. more »»

Christmas ads lead to creativity — and shopping

December 17, 2011 Nothing looks better than something you created after you found out it wasn’t possible to do so. Oh, yes, yes, that makes sense. more »»

Life lessons can be gleaned from the comic strips

December 10, 2011 Reading the Sunday comics will give you more than a laugh, I’m sure of that now. Not that I wasn’t always certain reading the comics was a good thing, but now I’ve got proof. more »»

Retirement means finding opportunities to be busy

December 4, 2011 There’s magic in the very name of Christmas. Oh, how I wish I’d written that line. Well, I did write it just now, but I didn’t create it. more »»

Hugs, smiles and dolls help keep self-pity at bay

November 27, 2011 Self-pity’s a sneaky fiend. It slithers up behind you and bites you right there before you have a chance to sit down and think it over. A real pain in the, well, you know. OK, just say it. more »»

Fido and Dana are gone; memories are ‘WICKED’

November 20, 2011 Fido is gone. Kaput. He flew in while I stood at the stove and lit on the black handle, trying to blend in. But I saw him and slowly moved to the fly swatter hanging at the end of the cupboard. more »»

Slithery houseguest makes an unwelcome visit

November 13, 2011 There’s a big, black fly in my house that won’t leave me alone. I call him Fido. Fido’s all over me, unless I’ve got a fly swatter or rolled-up paper in my hand. more »»

Veterans’ tales range from happy to the horrific

November 6, 2011 Oh, people, you’re in for a treat. more »»

Phony accent makes falling asleep a distinct possibility

October 30, 2011 It’s just plain mean on an 11 p.m. TV commercial when someone waves a cookie sheet in the air saying they’d just been inspired to bake cookies. more »»

Pondering the things that keep you awake at night

October 23, 2011 My brain must be slowing down. more »»

Enthusiasm patch comes with friend’s book signing

October 16, 2011 Writing is more than a job for me. It’s a passion, and I don’t have many passions. My enthusiasm blew out last Sunday, but I plan to have it patched. I need to have it patched. It must be patched. more »»

From dreams to retirement isn’t a big step, after all

October 9, 2011 In a dream, you can do things you can’t in real life. So, I’m lying in bed waiting for a program to begin. A man stands to talk, but suddenly there’s a raucous noise. more »»

New journal offers way to plan funeral, leave legacy

October 2, 2011 You just never know when you’re knee-deep in your passion that this connection will help you in years to come. Just ask Bruce Reimers, of Humboldt. more »»

Funny how cleaning a drawer brings back memories

September 25, 2011 In two days I’ll be starting my 12th year at The Messenger. In 18 days, I’ll be retired. Hmmm. I’ve started cleaning out drawers here at wor. more »»

Inadvertent running of the red light brings on a Bulit

September 18, 2011 I got stopped by a bullet in Denison last week. R. Bulit, not an exploding bullet, but the result seemed much the same. R. Bulit is a police officer. more »»

Cowboy dreams and grandmother memories

September 11, 2011 I should have been a cowboy. Oh, that falling off every horse I ever got on thing would have hampered my career, but the love of something almost always wins. I do love horse. more »»

Dream gives birth to 9/11 memorial ride of honor

September 4, 2011 Good morning, Woody. I can see by your outfit that you’re not a cowboy. Certainly not the pullstring cowboy of “Toy Story” fame. No, not a cowboy. more »»



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