Category: Partly Nonsense

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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It’s time for another surgery

I am trying to remember my opening item for this column and a few other things I was going to include this time but it seems my forgetter is working overtime. This one may be laced with memories of the KU Medical Center trip this past week for eye surgery. ◼ First stop was the PAC or Presurgery Assessment Clinic where […]

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Saving gas, and thinking in the morn

Now that it is a little cooler these days I am actually taking my advice from a good number of years ago. Instead of starting up my truck the moment I get in, I am buckling up first, in order to save the idle time from trying to cool off the cab. This will not only save gas but make […]

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Book is coming together

I am feverishly working on my book or it may be books of columns. I’m hoping to have it finished by this November. However, it is taking longer than I thought it would, because I have to read everything I wrote—a lot. All of the proceeds, not the net, will go towards a Journal­ism/Communi­cations scholarship for Marion Co. high school […]

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Why is Joel walking with a stick?

Our Atlanta kids recently became empty nesters as both Alex and Louis are now both in college. Alex at University of Georgia in Athens and Louis who is a first year student in Ashville. NC. attending culinary school. It wasn’t that long ago that they were both sitting on the floor just behind the carpet watching TV and eating breakfast […]

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Reunion coming up for HHS

Reunion coming up for HHS

The HHS All School Reunion is just around the corner. It is scheduled for the weekend of hillsboro high School homecoming Sept. 28-29. By making your reservation for the Saturday even­ing banquet and paying your optional Alumni Association dues you are eligible to attend the Friday night homecoming football game against the Wabaun­see Chargers at no charge as long as […]

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Joining group a great plan

One of the many benefits of joining the Midwest Free Community Paper association (MFCP) was all of the friendships I have made during the past twenty years. I won’t mention names as there are far too many to name, however, I think they will know who they are if they read this column, and I know for sure that one of […]

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Flight a great place to listen

We recently flew Alaska Airlines on a direct flight from Seattle to Wichita. This is possible because Boeing has large groups of employees in both cities. Alaska has in-flight movies, flight tracker, and podcasts as do many other airlines. The app to take advantage of these offerings is GoGo Entertain­ment. So I am listening to a podcast of a former […]

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20 years of Joel’s nonsense

I made it! I have provided this column to my editor every single week for 20 straight years. When I realized what was happening, I had to keep going. I thought it would have been a travesty to miss even one column during the previous 20 years. There were only two that I can think of that were tough to […]

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