5:00 PM Jun 24, 2015
Teacher unions and the complex collective bargaining system that they employ have come under intense criticism lately.
10:00 PM Jun 23, 2015
The first official day of summer was Monday, and it seems like it gets hotter outside every minute. Since we are in the full swing of summer and topping out at about 95 degrees outside everyday, everyone’s favorite thing to do now is to go and cool off at the pool.
9:00 PM Jun 23, 2015
The Gladeville Procrastinators Club held its monthly meeting at the Gladeville General Store last week. It was postponed several times before they actually had it.
3:00 PM Jun 23, 2015
As I write this, Maureen and I are with my brother Joe and his wife, the novelist Carla Neggers in Tuosist, Cork County, Ireland.
8:00 AM Jun 22, 2015
I have heard people state they do not need to fill out the duplicate “convention” card because they don’t play conventions.
10:00 AM Jun 21, 2015
When you work in an industry in which you try to serve people in times of need, there are times you feel touched by what you see, grateful for what you have and honored to be of assistance.
8:00 AM Jun 21, 2015
Summer vacations can be expensive especially when it comes to gas expense. What’s a “need it now” traveler and all-around saver supposed to do to save money at the pumps?
6:00 PM Jun 20, 2015
“It’s not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to start to see new options and new possibilities.” — Kristin Armstrong
8:00 PM Jun 19, 2015
How parents guide their children into adulthood is nearly as varied as the number of parents. On one end of the spectrum are parents that drive their kids into a particular profession with no regard for the desires or skills of the child.
7:00 PM Jun 19, 2015
Having served as a pastor for more than half a century (Wow, do I feel old.) I have heard people make statements, which puzzled me. Sometimes they were “comments” that seemed to come out of nowhere.
4:00 PM Jun 19, 2015
It’s time for us to start thinking of moving into a smaller house -- a house with only one level, with less to clean and repair. We’ve decided we don’t want to spend the rest of our lives vacuuming rooms we don’t use, dusting things we don’t need and washing things we don’t want anymore.
2:00 PM Jun 19, 2015
I’m an avid sports fan -- and I do mean avid. I think I was that way in utero, and was born early so that I could watch the World Series that year. I was also born at 5 a.m. on a Saturday in the fall -- which means that had it been around, ESPN’s College GameDay would have been on in our hospital room.
5:00 PM Jun 18, 2015
Dave Ramsey gives financial advice
4:00 PM Jun 18, 2015
It’s been one of those weeks this week where my sports team has decided they want to contribute to me having serious medical issues.
2:00 PM Jun 18, 2015
This week of June 15 is being celebrated all over the civilized world as the 800th anniversary of one of the major events in human history -- an event that has led us to this moment when we could even speak honestly of “civilization.”
10:00 PM Jun 17, 2015
First things first, keep the pan hot! The technique of stir-frying relies on browning to impart flavor to both the protein and vegetables. To do this, it is necessary to keep the pan hot. This can be done by:
9:00 PM Jun 17, 2015
The cattle market continues to be strong. We have not experienced a down side to the market in quite some time. Cattle producers continue to remark on the record prices they are receiving. Someone said recently that if cattle producers cannot realize a profit currently, then they really need to explore another enterprise.