Category: Partly Nonsense

Super cost for game tickets

Super Bowl tickets are reported to be between $3,000 and $4,000 and on up from there. A ticket to a high school or college game is not more than $10. How did it get this way? Easy. Enough people are willing to pay the price. Supply and demand. • I wrote all of my col­umns for January prior to our […]

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Wal-Mart cares only for profit

Word traveled fast when Wal-Mart announced it was closing the Hillsboro store after being open for less than a year. I am not surprised, but I am not happy either. Wal-Mart doesn’t really care about Hillsboro, but rather cares about how much money it can make. Period. If they don’t make enough money, they are gone. It is unfortunate that […]

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KU-OU game still exciting

I thought my heart was go­ing to stop during the triple-overtime game with KU and OU Jan. 4. What a thriller! I have never seen a game like it in the 60-plus years I’ve been watching basketball. Sunrise Academy sent a team to the Trojan Classic this year, but not a team with the caliber of their standout alum, Buddy […]

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Tech is a love-hate situation

I am having a love-hate relationship with technology these days. Sometimes I embrace it and other times I detest it. • The biggest issue I have is with Facebook. You can learn a lot very quickly if the few friends you have, like I do, are constantly commenting or sharing things they see on Facebook. On the downside, there is […]

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Drones fly with issues

Drones have always intrigued me, but I still haven’t bought one, although they are available and for not a whole lot of money. The Eagle ran a big article about drones Mon­day, Jan. 4, which makes one think it may not be worth having one. The killer is that if you fly within five miles of an airport, you are […]

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Polaroid making a comeback

I thought the Pola­roid camera was long gone and never to be seen again. Well, Pola­roid is back with a digital camera that instant­ly prints a color print on paper that has an adhesive back that enables you to stick it onto something if you like. The model number is Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera if you wish to look […]

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Thoughts to end the year

When is the last time you were reading about Reverse Polish Notation? Apparently, I had never read about it until this past week when I was lamenting there isn’t such a thing as an app for a Hewlett Packard HP12C for my phone. So I did what I always do and searched for the HP 12C app. There is one but […]

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Learning, cheering at games

I found out Thursday night that I can get in free to all high school sporting events if I go to the district office and get a pass. I believe it is a senior discount pass and I have been eligible for one for the past four years. Nevertheless, I paid my five bucks to watch both the girls’ and […]

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Praise for my wife’s resilience

My wife, Nancy, doesn’t know about this, but I am going to sing her praises and write about her past 27 years in the retail clothing business. I am fairly resilient, but nothing like her. For the entire time, her store has never been closed for any reason—except for one day when there was no power downtown. That’s over 27 […]

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A bowl for the winless?

I have been trying to find other Division I schools beside KU that have been winless this past football season. I finally checked the league standings and found that the University of Cen­tral Florida also was 0-12. Where I am going with this? I think they should have a bowl game for the winless teams. too. It would be easy […]

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