10/28/2014 - 4:15pm
We head to another funeral tomorrow. This time for a young cousin, a nurse taken swiftly by cancer. Between Dawn's musical talents needed for funerals and the funerals of friends and relatives, over-population seems the remotest of worries. We look back on these losses and are assured they did not become more valued just...
10/14/2014 - 12:54pm
Have you noticed all the wrecks at Highway 3 and Main Street in Hampton? No? That's because there haven't been any since the traffic signal died and was replaced by stop signs.
When we approach the intersection we look at the other drivers as if we coexist with them on planet Earth. How nice it is to know we can have a...
09/30/2014 - 11:19am
A note from Fritz:
My friend Brett Pharo wrote this regarding ISIS. Brett is a sheep farmer in Michigan and regularly sends his very insightful “Random Thoughts from the Corner Chair.” I was planning to write about the same subject and can’t improve on what Brett says here, so I’m passing it on in place of The...
09/16/2014 - 1:53pm
Wasting time at the new faucet
Our old faucet leaked and we bought one that had a sprayer hose coming out of the spout. It could either spray or run a solid stream. Then as I was thinking I needed something to read while waiting for the teapot to fill, it occurred to me how much I missed the leaky one. This new thing only puts out 1.5 gallons...
09/02/2014 - 10:45am
Avoid short-term thinking
A few years ago I got in trouble for refusing to buy a candy bar at a convenience store. I stuck to my guns though, and nobody starved to death.
A friend of mine once said that needing immediate gratification is a sign of an uncivilized society. That idea is expressed in the story of the ant and the grasshopper,...