Category: Partly Nonsense

Skiing tale didn’t hold up

I told my physical therapist Friday that I went water skiing during the week but that it was really hard to ski with using just one arm. She didn’t believe me either. • I don’t know if this has ever happened to you but I thought I saw the image of the king of spades likeness in my Frosted Mini […]

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Blame the meds for my error

Last week I made the biggest mistake of my humble writing career by stating that postage had gone up 3 cents for both first-class mail and for post cards. That actually did happen at the previous increase, but not this time. I have no idea where I got that. I must have been on narcotics. Wait. I was on narcotics […]

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DIY effort fixes the problem

A few weeks ago I wrote that I was going to try to fix my phone char­ger, which for some unknown reason ended up in the driveway with the plug still in the car. I am happy to report that I did fix it and now have a spare for my truck. All it took was some solder that I […]

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Now a museum guide, too

Never in my life did I dream that I would grow up to be giving tours at the Pea­body Printing Museum, but that’s what I did Satur­day of Memorial Day weekend. The longer I was there, the more I remembered about those early days in my printing career. And the longer I thought about those old pieces of equipment, the […]

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A most bizarre occurrence

Some­thing happened at our house last week that could rank as the most bizarre occurrence in our history. My cell-phone charger cord was lying in the driveway and the plug was still in the car plugged into the auxillary power plug. It’s a long cord, so what I think may have happened is that when I got out of the […]

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Another traveling travail

As I write this, I am sitting on the floor at Den­ver Inter­national Airport waiting for my devices to recharge and my rescheduled flights to Houston from Denver and Houston to Wichita. What was supposed to be an early afternoon arrival in Hillsboro just turned into an odyssey of sorts as my nonstop flight to Wichita from Denver was cancelled […]

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Book sale reveals a great find

If you missed the book sale at the Marion Pub­lic Library last week, I guess you missed it. I found the official U.S. Olympic Com­mittee 1992 Barcelona photo book and three others for $1! Why the interest in that particular book? Son Dan went to the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona with my sister and her husband, so I thought it […]

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Decision wasn’t a good one

My decision to bundle my Internet and DirecTV with Century Link was a complete disaster. Neither company was able to follow through with what I was told on the phone or in person when the installer showed up April 25. After the fact, they told me it was the other company’s problem and I would have to speak with them. […]

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You can’t trust big companies

Internet woes are my middle name. The DSL bill with Century Link had been getting out of hand for months now, and I finally did something about it. I called them this past Monday and Thursday night to see what could be done about it. On Monday, I was told they could lower the bill by $19.99 per month and […]

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Starting is the hard part

The first paragraph of my column is the hardest to write. The rest of them run out of my head like water. Noth­ing ever seems to be that important to be the lead item. I am always impressed with what our other columnists have to say—each and every time. • The HHS all-school reunion is now a month away. If you […]

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