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Realities of life told in country music
We’ve been warned for years that some rock music, if played backward, would bring forth a dangerous, even devilish message. On the other hand, some folks say they believe that if you play a country song backward, you’ll likely get your job back, your doublewide trailer will be returned by the bank, your wife and/or girlfriend will come back with the kids, and the finance company will give you back your pickup truck, dog and all.
Try unwinding with a John Wayne movie
Some folks go for a walk to decompress after a tough day. Others listen to soft music. Still others fight stress with a quiet dinner. Not me! I reach for a John Wayne movie, sit back and relax.
At my house, Rodney’s gone but not forgotten
The late and very funny Rodney Dangerfield made lots of money telling the world that “I don’t get no respect” from the people in his life.
Shakespeare would be great on CNN
As a lifelong fan of William Shakespeare, I’ve often felt that he was a man far ahead of his time.
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.”
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