Till Is a Thang

Till Is a Thang

Till is a beneficial thang for farmers and gardeners. Tilling breaks up the top layers of soil, adding air and allowing moisture to permeate below the surface. Last summer, my friend used a rototiller while replacing my worn-out backyard sod. Boy did we need that...
2024 — Time for Branching Out

2024 — Time for Branching Out

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree. Yes, I’m talking about that tree you’ve been enjoying for weeks and have already taken down or are about to take down. Let me share a bit about our beloved Christmas trees before we start branching out in 2024. Did you know that...
And the Winner Is You…

And the Winner Is You…

And the winner is you. Yes, YOU! You have navigated this year with its twists and turns and valley and mountaintops. Good job! No matter what has come your way in 2023, you kept bending and enduring. And coming back in the tougher times. You deserve a HUGE ribbon and...
“I See Dead People”

“I See Dead People”

People confess things to me. I mean sometimes stunning revelations like “I see dead people.” Yep, that’s right up there as one of the top confessions and disclosures that someone has shared with me. As a journalist and writer, I hear all sorts of eyebrow-raising...
Hey, Hay, Hay!

Hey, Hay, Hay!

Hey, hay, hay! How do you feel about hay bales? Yes, what comes to your mind when you hear the word hay? Cattle munching on the leafy legume? Halloween scarecrows stuffed with the scratchy foliage? A bedding cushion for your outdoor plants? When I think of hay, I...
Watching Over You

Watching Over You

There’s great comfort in knowing someone or many someones are watching over you. Maybe your watchful someone is a combination of your spouse, your kids, your parents, your siblings, your friends, your neighbors, your local police, the military, your doctor, your...
You Do Not Want to Miss This Movie

You Do Not Want to Miss This Movie

Movies entertain us. Movies captivate us. Some movies save people’s lives. Sound of Freedom is that film. You do not want to miss this movie. I knew little about Sound of Freedom when I recently joined friends at the theater. (I never want to know too much about a...
Be Kind and Do Good Anyway

Be Kind and Do Good Anyway

If only everyone in the world would be kind and do good anyway when we run into obstacles and obstinate people. The truth is, all of us can be unreasonable and self-centered at times. Yes . . . even you and me. Say it isn’t so! Yep. Truly an enduring and persistent...
Thank You, Dads!

Thank You, Dads!

Thank you, dads! You deserve our gratitude. If I could, I’d pick up my phone and call Dad right now. “Hey, Dad, do you remember feeding us as babies on the living room sofa? Which of us three kids kept you on your toes the most? Do you remember the time you . . .?” On...