Category: Partly Nonsense

Online signups add email

The concept of signing up for stuff online takes only a second, and you can be inundated with emails beginning immediately. I receive emails and don’t know how they started. To unsubscribe, on the other hand, can take up to a month, three weeks and other long lengths of time, which makes no sense to me as it is all […]

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Zwiebach as good as truffles

I saw a segment on “CBS Sunday Morning” about truffles, which is a very expensive garnishment. It is a root and grows in just a few places in the world, such as the forests of central and northern Italy. According to the show, truffles come in white and black. And they are seasonal. Dogs are used to sniff the little […]

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Smarts have their limitation

Being somewhat intelligent isn’t always the answer. A few weeks ago, Nancy was planning to send a card to a family here in town who had just lost a family member. The phone book, however, did not yield a physical address as they probably just use a cell phone now and the address of where they live isn’t in the […]

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More to tell about KC trip

I have more experience to share from the road of life. This past Tuesday on the trip to Kansas City to get there for my early-morning eye surgery on Wednesday, we stopped at the Flying J Truck Stop in Emporia. When Nancy was going to start the car, she pushed the button and nothing happened except the car alarm went […]

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Looking to clear the fog

I’ve kind of been in a fog for the past couple of months with everything going on and trying to work with a tumor behind my left eye. It’s got me off balance and out of kilter. If you’ve seen me riding along in our car with Nancy, that is why. I can see good enough to drive in town, […]

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Holub will be missed

I will miss Dan Holub, former county commissioner of the 2nd District, who completed his service this month. And I believe the county will, too. Never have I seen anyone work harder for what he believed in, for the pay received and all of the grief he received. Some of that grief, I believe, came from me when we disagreed […]

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TV sports: to watch or not

On many occasions, I record sport­­ing events and then watch them later. I used to not peek at the final score, but lately I have peeked to see if I really want to watch. It is so easy with all of those sports apps for the phone. There is another element to the idea of peeking and then watching that […]

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To book or not to book?

I have been thinking about something for some time. It would represent a huge amount of work but maybe it would be worth it. I have thought about making a book that contains many of the items from this column, which I have written for each and every week without a miss since the launch of this newspaper. Then, to […]

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An Uber good time in KC

On a recent trip to Kansas City, we decided to Uber to the Plaza for dinner and to see the sights. Our driver happened to be a young doctor who had just graduated and was waiting to find out where she would be doing her residency. Her field was OB-GYN, which means she won’t be moving to our neighborhood. While […]

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It’s still a small world

Here’s one of those small-world stories. A while back I wrote about having eaten at Bill’s Burgers on Van Nuys Boulevard in Los Angeles. Actually, we didn’t eat there once—it was twice, and two days in a row. Then I heard from Hillsboro resident Norma Klemm, who used to work in the office of one of the industries across the […]

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