- Wednesday's Post
Grandparenting is our reward for having kids
“If I had known how much fun my grandkids would be, we would have had them first.” That oft-repeated statement by grandparents is a biological impossibility, of course, but it describes the joy that comes with having a third generation – or even a fourth – of your own family.
Turning trash into treasure with Asian carp?
As a young boy, I was convinced that carp had to be the biggest creature living in any kind of water. Spring floods would overflow the local creek and trap the carp in our little town’s baseball park. As the water receded, the oxygen level would drop and the fish became sluggish.
Will we need a computer password to get to Heaven?
Like most folks my age, all of my children and most of my grandchildren are more computer literate than me.
Is TV stardom lurking in those dirty dishes?
Could being a thoughtful, supportive husband lead to television stardom? That question has crossed my mind countless times since The Food Network went on the air and my wife, already a great cook, became a dedicated fan.
Some days this is not the best job in town
Realizing a longtime dream to finish my working years as a community newspaper publisher has become, to my surprise, somewhat of a mixed blessing.
Kids of all ages learn from what we say
I was sitting in a physician’s waiting room when a young father came in with a boy about four years old. The little boy wanted to wander around but quickly climbed onto a chair when his father said in a threatening tone: “Get back up on this chair or I’ll have that nurse give you a shot.”
The courage to say and do what we must
Sometimes I write about silly things. That’s when I hope to make you smile or even laugh, a momentary distraction from the chaos. But today I muse about serious matters like life and death and faith and hope.
True tales of humor in the face of danger
Each time I watch one of those spy movies from the Cold War, I remember when my Army National Guard comrades and I tried to confound the enemy.
A loving grandmother and a life-changing promise
To go or not to go. That was the dilemma I faced as a high school senior while trying to decide if college was right for me.
Preaching profs taught life with humor
In the midst of the holiday break at local colleges, I am reminded of my own campus experiences. My favorite professors were those who always inspired and entertained us with tales of the real world.
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