Stop stressing us out, dude.

Maybe I’m just a little thick-headed, but I just have this gut (hey, that’s thick, too!) feeling: Over zealous terrorists, hell-bent for bringing the Great Satan to its knees, ain’t gonna? do it by staging attacks on our little hamlet here in Nowheresville, USA. Call me kooky, but I don’t see it happening. Maybe I’m […]

Mole Wars III

A long, long time ago, in a yard not far enough away, the grass grew green and lush; worms and grubs lived in peace. Life was good for many a moon. Then I bought the property. And, the forces of darkness marshalled their forces. And Mole Wars began. Worms and grubs were murdered unmercifully. The […]

Some things are just plain wrong

Something must be terribly wrong with me. My thermostat must be out of whack; my sense of reality askew. Like many folks this past weekend, I spent quite a lot of time out of doors, shoveling some of the foot of snow we received. I shoveled the driveway not once, not twice, but three times. […]

Writing, being read and responded to

To some, I’m just a mild-mannered reporter-type. To my boys, I’m a stingy, skinflint, scrooge-like guy. To other’s, I’m a fast-graying dinosaur, that should be led out to pasture, making way for a new world without controversy. Whereever I am in the grand scheme of the big poobah in the sky, master, creator thingy, at […]

Go to the mountain

About once a year I go back to the farthest, darkest, creepiest place of the office, pull out and dust off my soapbox. I hop atop . . . and preach. Hark! Here I go again. Just what is a community newspaper? A community newspaper isn’t a regional, county, state or national newspaper. A community […]

Four Years

One of the groovy things about the internet, is that sooner or later rumors and ‘new? facts tend to reappear. The way I figure it, it takes about four years for stuff to span the globe, virtually speaking. Of course, I base this on personal experience. Just this past week I received an e-mail about […]

Polish monster slayers and more!

Keeping the monster away Reader Barb VonKniper responded to the plight of little four-year-old Sean Rush — his nighttime sleeping dilemma. Monsters were keeping the lad up. The lad was keeping his parents up. (So, really it was Sean’s parents? plight/dilemma.) I wrote about Monster spraying the home with Sean to keep the darkness at […]

Four years to make the rounds

One of the groovy things about the internet, is that sooner or later rumors and ‘new? facts tend to reappear. The way I figure it, it takes about four years for stuff to span the globe, virtually speaking. Of course, I base this on personal experience. Just this past week I received an e-mail about […]

Don’t look now, but somebody could be watching you

Well, this here is a new year, folks. And 2005, like every year before needs a good conspiracy. Personally, I really don’t give a rat’s behind about whether or not Lee Harvey Oswald acted by himself or with the mob or the CIA or the Russkies when he killed President Kennedy in 1963. Or, for […]

As we enter a new year a look to the past

My wife Jennie is always vigilant for possible column fodder for her very own husband. What follows she sent to me on April 6, 2004 at 9:24 a.m. If it is all true it would be very interesting reading. If it isn’t true, it is still interesting. So, as we say ciao to the year […]