05/05/2015 - 1:54pm
Lost, but not forgotten
We recently lost another good friend. Violet could sing and play the piano in such an uninhibited way she belonged in a honky-tonk, but she never touched a drop. When she moved to the nursing home she gave Dawn all her music and me a wooden handled scraper made out of a flattened garden hoe....
04/21/2015 - 12:09pm
Truth or consequences
I lied. I can’t even remember about what, but I was caught and my dad gave me a short lecture.
It went like this: “The reason to never lie is a totally selfish one. Once you lie you may have to tell a hundred other lies in order to cover up the original lie...
04/07/2015 - 3:06pm
Statist versus freedom
We are in South Carolina as I write this. We have family here who deserve our effort to visit because they’ve made the trip to our place every year for 35 years.
Charleston has a huge amount of history as its foundation. Every historic place we visited was a...
03/24/2015 - 11:01am
I’ll be a card-carrying Communist
By harvest time I’ll be eligible for Medicare. I should be glad because our health insurance premiums are going through the roof at the same rate as my increasing aches and pains. We let our insurance agent do the research and she says it is the best we can do. We pay higher deductibles and get less...
03/10/2015 - 8:06pm
Coyotes' clues on family values
There are different social systems in coyote families. My friend Brett Pharo has sheep in Michigan. He had resident coyotes and his lambs were never attacked until some hunters killed the local coyote family. That is when the destructive family of coyotes moved in and devastated...