Category: Partly Nonsense

Hanging up the daily grind

Now that I am nearly eight years past retirement age, I will be ending my daily trips to the office after the first of the year. I agreed to stay on three years after I transferred ownership to the business and now it is nearly five. I sold my interest on April 1, 2014. Where did the time go? I […]

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Books are finally at the printer

I am glad to say that my books are finished and at the printer with my final approval which is a bit scary since I was striving for perfection which is not affordable nor attainable. I will have an official book release of “Two Decades of Nonsense. Vol. I & II” at Rhubarb Market on Satur­day, Dec. 15, from 10:30-2:00. If […]

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Traveling for the holidays

By the time you read this we will have been to Minneapolis, Minn., to visit my sister Elaine and her family and back home. We rode up with my brother-in-law Orvin and my sister Janet and in their 15-passenger van along with our neph­ews Jon and Ian. Brother Mark was flying in from Tulsa on Thanks­giving morning. We also planned […]

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Trees are tough to count

When we sailed down the highways in North Carolina last weekend I started to count the trees and then gave up shortly after. There are so many you cannot begin to count them. I was kidding about trying to count them, but merely trying to illustrate a point. The trees make for some very nice scenery though. In many ways […]

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Support has come from far and wide

We got back from Atlanta late last Monday night so I didn’t know what was in the paper until Tuesday morning. I was aware that a spadea was being sold to commemorate our twenty years at the Free Press but I was a bit overwhelmed when I opened the paper and saw all of the support we received from far […]

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Visiting family in the south

By the time you read this we will have been to Georgia and North Carolina and back The purpose of the trip was to go see Alex in Athens and Louis in Ashville where they are living and going to school. From what we’ve heard things are going well and we will have had a chance to see for ourselves.We’ve […]

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On the road again

We decided that I would take some short practice trips on the highway before I actually drove any distances.Since it has been nearly two years that I have driven on the highway. Once I hit the road this past Saturday to drive out to the wind farm north of town and actually north of Durham, I realized that it wasn’t […]

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Scholarship isn’t about nonsense

I met with Bonnie Darwin executive director of the Hillsboro Community Foundation and Bill Hake of the Cen­tral Kansas Community Foundation about creating a media scholarship fund. They were willing to meet me at the house so Nancy could also listen in case I didn’t get everything right. Here is what I am thinking about naming the fund as of […]

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Finding things inside out

Finding things inside out

This is a bit crazy but the other day I thought my underwear was imported from Germany or Russia. I looked down at the label and it read like this: Then I discovered that they were just inside out. ◼ When I get my new eyeglasses next month I will be over the moon. If you see me walking around […]

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Seeing straight again

If my mom were still alive she would be 103 this Wednesday Oct. 3. It kind of puts things in perspective for me. Some­times she was 30 years older and sometimes 31 years older. I am quite certain now that I won’t make it to 103 but I know where I am headed one of these days. There is no […]

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