Turtles can bring us together

Turtles can bring us together

I joined my community’s Facebook group during this spring’s (failed) school bond issue campaign. I got what I expected – passion, di...

June 26th, 2019 |  


Their ViewThis combat pilot was not shot down

Their ViewThis combat pilot was not shot down

At times we say things, and we wish we could walk those comments back. With the media’s close monitoring of certain individuals, their missteps ...

June 26th, 2019 |  


From bright red to rosy hues

From bright red to rosy hues

Nail polish came into my life during my college days, or more correctly during my college evenings. It was part of dressing-up to go out on a date, no...

June 26th, 2019 |  



A story waiting to be found

A story waiting to be found

A story once told. A memory captured on the page. The people who were once creating the story now gone and never forgotten. Why? Because it is a story...

June 26th, 2019 |  


Back-channel diplomacy in our nation’s capital, Part 2

Back-channel diplomacy in our nation’s capital, Part 2

A couple of weeks ago I recounted my sons’ and my adventure in Washington, D.C. in the middle of May. We had a wonderful few days touring variou...

June 25th, 2019 |  


Biking to raise awareness

Biking to raise awareness

Winding their way through the state of Nebraska and heading east, Perry and Kennan Fraylick of New Madison are biking to bring awareness to the need f...

June 25th, 2019 |  


Family Movie Night coming to Arcanum

Family Movie Night coming to Arcanum

On Saturday evening, June 29, the Arcanum Area Business Association will be sponsoring an outdoor Family Movie Night in downtown Arcanum.They will be ...

June 25th, 2019 |  


Our personal best

Our personal best

We don’t have to be the best at what we do we just have to be the best we can. If we continue to do our best over time we will become better unt...

June 21st, 2019 |  


The perfect circle of life

The perfect circle of life

Perfection is an illusion and those who seek perfection will find themselves unfulfilled their whole lives.Perfection is sought by those who fail to c...

June 14th, 2019 |  


Interesting additions: contorted ornamental tree, shrub

Interesting additions: contorted ornamental tree, shrub

There are two unusual trees/shrubs in our landscape that are interesting to look at and may not be understood.In 1998-2000, I had the privilege to ser...

June 13th, 2019 |