Category: Partly Nonsense

Be sure to check your facts

I knew I should have checked with Brian Stucky to see if he was out of his “Hal­lowed Hard­woods” books, which I mentioned in this column last week. I presumed they were out of print because of something I thought I heard seven years ago. As it turns out, books are still available at hallowedhardwoods.com and on Amazon or at […]

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Now she is mine, for sure

I didn’t have to ask my wife if she would “Be Mine” on Valentine’s Day since she broke her arm—she is mine 24/7 now. I didn’t know doing laundry was so complicated. I thought you just threw it in the washer and hit the on button. Cooking has been pretty easy since a lot of good food from some very […]

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A helpful TV tip for old ears

Let me tell you one of the best tips for watch­ing TV I have ever heard—since I am older now and don’t hear as well as I did. Must be from that loud music I listened to as a kid—such as “Melvin Laid an Egg,” by Blood Rock. Search it on YouTube and you’ll know why. Back to the topic. […]

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Not quite as senile as it reads

Lest everyone thinks I am on the road to senility from the mistakes I made in my column last week, I believe I still know what is going on for the most part. I need to correct my mention of Caleb Dirks and Beth Hamilton. It should have read Adam Dirks (Caleb’s brother) and Betha­ny (Not Beth) Hamil­ton. The other […]

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Surprised by liver & onions

I’m curious about how many people have eaten liver and onions. And, how many have eaten this delicacy by accident. I am one of the latter. We had a potluck at church Sunday. I was the last one through the line because I was trying to get the projector set up for our annual meeting that was to start right […]

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Big fun during NYC trip

Big fun during NYC trip

I was lucky to go along to New York City—the city that never sleeps—this past week with Nancy. We went with a her friend, who is also in the clothing business, to find new clothing lines for their stores. I’ll have to say that I am hooked on New York. I packed a lot of fun in the two full […]

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‘Big Box’ a helpful gathering

If you missed the big event—Thinking Outside of the Big Box—do not despair. Although it was a terrific event in person, you can still catch it on MC20-TV and online. The Free Press will notify you when the recorded version is available to watch on cable or online. Gene Winkler, of Marion, came over to the Rehearsal Hall at Tabor […]

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The key to ‘wavy shirts’

I have noticed that I have wavy shirts. I have started to see this recently. Let me explain. They are the shirts that have patterns or stripes in them. When I look down toward my waist, I’m seeing the patterns are wavy and seem to bulge out and then back in. I think the cure to make this go away […]

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One drop leads to another?

One thing I have never understood is that when gas prices drop, the stock market also drops. It seems to me it should be exactly the opposite, because according to what I have read, when gasoline prices at the pump drop like they have now, folks have about $100 billion more to put back into the economy. I would think […]

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Slowed by a dying battery

I was planning a Saturday this past weekend where I would get lots of things done for a change. My truck decided I wasn’t going to get started as quickly as I wanted. I was going to drive to the recycling center, but the engine wouldn’t turn over. As the saying goes, “It worked last time I started it.” After […]

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