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Beer & Junk - Adventures In Parenting

December 24, 2013 A couple of years ago, I was having a nice conversation with one of our neighbors, “Oh, MJ was awful upset the other morning,” she sai. more »»

The Gift You Give Yourself

December 19, 2013 'Tis the season of the great hustle and bustle, getting this for one and that for another, leading up to a near breakdown before the first gift can be broken into. more »»

Christmas Traditions Continue

December 17, 2013 I always knew Mom was getting serious about Christmas when we would get home from school and there were cookies everywhere. In her younger days, Mom devoted one or two days to Christmas baking. more »»

Get A Life!

December 12, 2013 For the past several years, The Reporter and The Democrat have reported on the preparations of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, formerly known as NORAD, for one of its’ most important... more »»

The Wish List

December 10, 2013 It's that time of year when I hear a lot about Wish Lists. It seems everyone is making one or being told to make on. more »»

Beer & Junk - Adventures In Parenting

December 10, 2013 Not long ago, I snuck out to walk the dog just as the kids were getting ready to go to bed and happened to be fortunate enough to catch the rising of a full harvest moon. more »»

O Christmas Tree

December 5, 2013 Trees decorated with twinkly lights and colored balls are going up all over town, shining brightly in the windows of home after home. It is, after all, the week after Thanksgivin. more »»

Fall's Last Chore

December 3, 2013 Well, Thanksgiving 2013 is a memory. The turkey soup is simmering in the crock-pot and evergreen trees, holly berries and Christmas lights have replaced the fall decorations. more »»

Remembering When

November 29, 2013 What were you doing at about 12:20 p.m. more »»

Getting In The Holiday Mood

November 26, 2013 Are you anxious? Are you ready to be there? Are you getting in the holiday mood? With Thanksgiving just a couple of days away, it’s time to get in the holiday mood. more »»

Beer & Junk - Adventures In Parenting

November 26, 2013 If you happen to be in your late twenties, sitting around a campfire and discussing the good old days of college, it is inevitable that the conversation will turn to the subject of whose... more »»

The Feast Of Thanksgiving

November 21, 2013 As the year moves quickly forward I begin to contemplate Thanksgiving, what it means, how it started, how we celebrate, why it's important, etc. more »»

You’ve Got Stress?

November 19, 2013 A couple of articles appeared in my e-mail last week that addressed the job market in the U.S. by examining what it felt were the most stressful job. more »»

Knee Deep Into The Holidays

November 14, 2013 It doesn’t seem possible that we are knee deep into the holiday season. A little bit of snow really brings the season into realit. more »»

Knee Deep Into The Holidays

November 14, 2013 It doesn’t seem possible that we are knee deep into the holiday season. A little bit of snow really brings the season into realit. more »»

Beer & Junk - Adventures In Parenting

November 14, 2013 Growing up, I received allergy immunizations weekly to treat severe hay fever and asthma. more »»

Palo Alto County Tourism

November 12, 2013 In mid-October I attended the 2013 Iowa Tourism Conference in Waterloo, Iowa. I am fortunate to be the representative for the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors. more »»

‘Tis The Season

November 8, 2013 At this time of the year in the racing world, there is a specific name – the silly season. more »»

Dog Gone Smart

November 5, 2013 Every now and then an item lands on my desk about dogs. My long-haired German Shepherd Dog named Alaska has been gone for several years, but will long be remembered by those who knew her. more »»

Wedding Wive’s Tales

October 31, 2013 Having just been married it was interesting to hear many of the Old Wive's Tales regarding this lifetime event. 'Old Wive's Tales' is a term that denotes a superstition, folklore or urban legend. more »»



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