Category: Partly Nonsense

First fair missed in 39 years

For the first time in 39 years, we missed the Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair. We have participated in it since 1977, but the call of visiting our relatives was stronger this year. Plus, the chance of snow gets greater in the higher elevations the later in the year one waits, and when you are driving you don’t want to […]

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Traffic a challenge in L.A.

We just drove to Los Angeles the past three days and I couldn’t help but notice the large number of semi trucks on the road going both directions. And we also couldn’t help but notice all of the trains going both directions in Arizona and California. What we didn’t see were trailers on the trains. It was mostly containers stacked […]

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Is it jeans or is it genes?

They just don’t make them like they used to. How many times have you heard that, or said it yourself? Well, I am saying it now about the Levi Jeans I bought recently. My jeans just don’t fit like they used to either. Can’t seem to keep them up even with a belt. So I was kneeling on the floor […]

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Brother saves the day again

My bro­ther saved my bacon once again. Maybe someday it could save yours. too. I try not to take advantage of his technological skills too often, or just call because I need to know something. But when all else fails, he is the man. It might be because I grew up when long distance was something you needed to be […]

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Signs of fall are in the air

The cool front that came through our area on Friday night finally made being outside tolerable again. I know the college students moving into the neighborhood is another forerunner of cooler weather. Fall is just around the corner. It seemed like there were more pesky bugs in the air this summer, too. Add that to the high humidity from all […]

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The Times joins our family

The big news at our com­pany this week is that we now own the Hering­ton Times and will begin publishing this week after a week without the paper being published. The deal to buy it was put together by our publisher, Joey, in about five days. That kind of time frame is unheard of these days. The previous owner had […]

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Peaches can add pounds

This is going to sound odd, but fresh peaches cause weight gain. I am a big fan of peaches, but not canned speeches. I think a comedian said that once. Getting back to the weight gain. My wife came up with a great new way to eat them. You cut them in half and put them on the grill face […]

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We need fiber Internet

I have been asked to do something about the fact that we do not yet have fiber Internet in Hillsboro. Yes, I know we do have fiber in select areas of town and to a few large industries, but the average guy on the street and the residential areas have been left out. Tell me, who has $2,500 lying around […]

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With age, less value for shaving

The older I get, the less interest I have in shaving. I find it to be a real painful operation most times. Not painful like hurting, but time that could be spent doing other things. That is why I shave about every other day. Sometimes I let it go for three, but it depends on where I need to go and […]

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Another scrape with age?

What I am about to describe here may be something that no one else has experienced, but I am thinking that age may have something to do with it. The other night I was piddling around in my workshop, cutting some baseboard and base shoe trim for our utility room. I was also doing a little painting so I didn’t […]

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