I’m trying to type with one hand while one cat is resting on my left arm and another is leaning up against my laptop. One other cat is laying on my leg and another is resting against my pillow. Oh yeah- did I say that I’m sitting in bed working on my laptop? The cats [...]
One bad thing about getting older is that almost every week, someone you know passes away. Well, this past week a former banker here in Beebe, Garland Kirkpatrick, passed away in Texas. Garland and his wife, Wilma, had moved to Texas in November of 2010 to be closer to their two daughters. Garland was always [...]
I feel for our friends up in the northeast who have been suffering with snowfall for - it seems like - the whole winter. They, like the rest of us, are counting the days until Spring. But, just like it always is around here - with good weather comes the threat of severe weather. We [...]
I’ve been having a good time watching the Olympics. I’m not totally into the speed skating but the rest of it is fun to watch. Think about the number of hours that each athlete has put in on his/her sport. It’s a great lesson in dedication, perseverance, victory and defeat. Just like sports on any [...]
Usually, when I’m thinking about what I’m going to write about in the next column, I mentally make notes of things that are going on/bothering me/amusing me/ etc. This week, as I was thinking about it - and not wanting to run the erratic weather topic into the ground - as I write about it [...]
Lots of stuff coming up for sports fans: Super Bowl is this Sunday and then Feb. 6th the Olympics! It will be fun to watch the Olympics. I hope there is no problem with it being in Russia. We’ll see. I wouldn’t want to go there in person but I do like to watch it [...]
I just realized that when I retyped my 1997 story about my ride-along with the police, I wrote in the final note: access instead of assess. Funny how those “cc’s” and “ss’s” can change the meaning of a word. Sorry - but I’m hoping those of you who read it didn’t really notice (until now)! [...]
A friend sent me a funny email the other day. We don’t know who the original author is and I did have to edit this a bit for the newspaper. Here it is:
22 ADULT TRUTHS
1. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
2. Nothing sucks [...]
Cold, cold, cold!!! This has been a very cold couple of days. Here in Arkansas, how many times can you say, “Gee - I’ll be glad when it warms up to 32-degrees.” Today (Monday) it got up to a warm, warm, 22 degrees (according to the thermometer in my car) but the real problem was [...]
Well, here at my desk it’s still 2013 - but by the time you see this- it will probably be Jan. 1 or 2 - or later. So, Happy New Year! Have you made your resolutions yet? I’m going to do that tomorrow night (New Year’s Eve).
I’m going to try to enlist some help online [...]