Category: Partly Nonsense

Reflections of a 73-year-old.

I am going to call this column “Reflections of a 73-year-old.” First and foremost I am super glad I married my high school sweetheart Nancy Unruh. For without her I wouldn’t have my immediate family, our children, Amy and Dan and their spouses George and Katie; and our grandsons Alexander and Louis. I really love my family. Nancy really knows […]

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Finding a deal in the paper

Remember that I wrote last week that you can’t lose by subscribing to the weekly newspapers in Newton and McPherson that are owned by the Free Press parent company, Kansas Publish­ing Ventures, LLC? Newton NOW had a link to a web site that offers custom printing for business forms of all kinds including envelopes and checks and cards for Christmas and […]

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Finding something to read

I have always liked to know what is going on in the towns around us such as McPherson and Newton. My advice is to subscribe to two fine weeklies in the Kansas Publish­ing Ventures family, New­­­­­­ton Now, a mature 3-year-old weekly, started by Joey and Lindsey Young and some other mature journalists who care; and McPherson News-Ledger, which combined the […]

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Correcting an error in our history

I must confess that I was wrong about selling at first arts and crafts fair in 1969. We lived in Mary­land at the time and I wasn’t back here until 1971. &#9724 Here’s how real estate worked in the old days— You could borrow the downpayment, the lenders didn’t care where it came from. We borrowed from grandma and took […]

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Football season is fully on

It wasn’t much fun watching football over the second weekend in September unless you are a Wildcat, Chiefs or Patriots fan. The rest weren’t much fun, except there were some bright spots in the Trojans, Jayhawks and Bluejays losses. The games were all too long and could have had better outcomes if the games had been much shorter. Everything changed […]

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Feeling the need for speed audio

I think most everyone has heard of speed reading. It was big 50 some years ago when I was in college. I never learned how to speed read but now I am speed listening to my audiobooks and magazines from the BARD app. BARD stands for Braille and Audio and Reading Download a service provided by the National Library Service […]

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No need to ask the doctor

Every other ad on TV these days seems to be a drug you should ask your doctor if you should be taking. Why would I ask my doctors? They are the ones who have gone to school to figure out what is needed. The names they have come up for all of these pills are both modern and unique. Actually […]

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Plenty to look for with event

It is now time to register for the HHS all-school reunion banquet to be held at the Tabor College Shari Flaming Fine Arts Center on Saturday, Sept 14 at 6 p.m.—its back corner is located at the intersection of B and Lincoln and its entrance is located at the corner of B and Jefferson Street. Most of the parking for […]

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Ready to start chair caning

My chair caning supplies arrived the other day. So now it is time to get busy. I’ll have to watch the video again on chair caning, the real way. I already know how to do the precaned way, The precaned stuff I had from five to ten years ago was too brittle or I didn’t soak it long enough and […]

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Still writing every week after 21-years

I keep track of these things so you don’t have to. Effective this week, I have written my column 21 straight years without a miss. If you would like to read the first twenty years, I have published my columns in a two-volume set, which contains more than 1,000 pages and supports a Free Press Journalism Schol­arship for high school […]

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