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The Federal Budget Process, or Lack Therof

July 15, 2018
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How sad is it that, when I found an article entitled “20 of the craziest things that the US Government is spending money on”, my first thought was: “How did they narrow it down to…

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How The First World War Led To American Independence

July 2, 2018
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Ever since Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World and hid all the Viking artifacts, America has been a land of opportunity, independence, and smallpox. Eventually the British colonists decided to go off and…

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Understanding Poetry

June 19, 2018
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My wife is taking a poetry class this year, so I, being a writer, decided to take a crack at writing poetry myself. Why didn’t someone stop me? Thank goodness I’m better at prose. Thank…

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Can’t get blood from a turnip, but they got a whole bag full from me

May 9, 2018
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My oldest daughter approached me with a simple request: Her twins were being asked to bring someone to their school to donate blood. You want to do something for your grandkids. After all, they’re your…

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Tornado Season–Twisted Twisters, or: Breaking Winds

April 27, 2018
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Some say the best advice you can give people when it comes to tornadoes is to keep your insurance paid up and update your will. I prefer to be a little more optimistic. Still, my…

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The Dog Ate My Homework

April 14, 2018
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Here in dispatch we got all sorts of goodies this year in honor of Public Safety Telecommunications Week, much of it in the form of food from various appreciative members of the public. I especially…

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Singing Up a Spring

April 4, 2018
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Hey, I wrote a song! It’s not a great song … but then, I’m not a great song writer. There are two problems: First, I meant it to be humorous, but it comes off as…

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Big Medical Words, or: Holy Bovine, What’s Wrong With Me?

April 1, 2018
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Well, bad news on the medical front, as I went to the doctor Wednesday and was diagnosed with bilateral Eustachian salpingitis, which has effected my balance and hearing a little. He gave me a shot…

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A Great Day For a Grass Fire

March 20, 2018
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Sunday was a great day for a grass fire. No, not that kind of grass, although wildland fires can make your day go to pot. It’s that time of year. People get cabin fever, and…

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My Alma Mater’s Girls’ Basketball Team—State Champs!

February 28, 2018
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I seldom pay much attention to sports, but when a team from your alma mater wins the high school regional girls’ basketball title … (By the way, alma mater means “nourishing mother” … I didn’t…

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