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 [...]
I’m writing this before Christmas - but our family had our “family Christmas” this past Saturday. You’ll probably see this issue of the newspaper after Christmas but you might see it on Tues., Dec. 24th - as it will be out on the newstands but will be in the mail on Dec. 26th. Anyway - [...]
This week’s paper is our Christmas issue. It is very confusing to me because it will come out one week before Christmas. But the choice was to go one week early or a day late. I think I’d rather see the Santa Letters and the Christmas greetings before Christmas than one day or more after [...]