Category: Partly Nonsense

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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Chanute finds fast Internet

Chanute finds fast Internet

Can a municipality such as Chanute offer broadband fiber Internet service to its citizens and businesses? Appar­ently so, based upon the recommendations of a Kan­sas Corporation Commis­sion panel. The city of Chanute is planning to offer 1-gigabit download service similar to what Google is offering in Kansas City, Kan. And for the reasonable price of $40 per month. We pay […]

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Great night for basketball

This past weekend was a great week for me for watching basketball: the Trojans and the Jay­hawks. The high school boys’ game with Nickerson was special for me. This year’s squad is very young and lacking in varsity experience. It showed during the game, but as the game extended into one overtime and then two overtimes, it became apparent to […]

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Marking ten years of living

I was planning to save my thankfulness for this week’s column rather than last week’s pre-Thanks­giving issue. Dec. 3 marks 10 years since I received two stents in my left coronary artery (often called the widow-maker). So I am thankful every day that I am still among the living. Here is my column of Dec. 8, 2004: • It will […]

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The last place you look…

Crazy things keep happening to me. Take my dilemma of last week, for instance. I had a rather large check in my pocket that I was carrying around all day to pay some workmen who were relining a sewer line at our church. Since the inside pocket in my jacket wasn’t big enough for the envelope that contained the check, […]

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