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Time to give up a few things for Lent

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If today is Wednesday, Happy Valentine’s Day! If today is Thursday, I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day yesterday. We had a two-for Wednesday: Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday. For us guys, both days mean we have to give up something. Of course, us being guys and all, we hope for something in return. On Valentine’s Day, we give […]

Groundhog thoughts as I look to Valentine’s Day

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By now you have probably heard the official weather forecast from the world-renowned meteorologist Punxsutawney Phil informing us we will have an early spring. Punxsutawney Phil stepped outside and looked for his shadow; I looked out my window and came up with the same conclusion. It looks like spring is already on its way. But we do have a lot of possible winter yet […]

Slip slidin’ away — but not falling

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“Slip slidin’ away. Slip slidin’ away. You know the nearer your destination the more you’re slip slidin’ away.” Or so Paul Simon sings. And Stevie Weevie performs. One downfall of our nice heatwave is the melted snow creates some slippery sidewalks. Especially from late afternoon to late morning. Which means down we fall. Thus, the downfall. I am pretty proud […]

Enjoying the mid-January heatwave!

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We are having a heatwave, a mid-January heatwave. The temperature’s rising, it’s kind of surprising, but I am glad that it can can. Or however those lyrics go. I am pretty sure — 100 percent sure — those are not the correct lyrics to the Irving Berlin song “Heatwave,” but they fit my mood. I am sure glad our temperatures […]

The Leaning Tower of Stevie Weevie

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For years, each morning when I looked in the mirror, I reflected on the handsome guy I saw. I have always been an admirer of natural beauty. I am still trying to find who it was I had been looking at. Lately, when I look in that formerly magical mirror, I see a guy whose head is not on straight. […]

Utilizing the warm early-January weather

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It is a great feeling having a teensy bit more daylight with each passing day. Even if that teensy bit is only a minute or two, that minute or two is glorious sunlight. Longer days means shorter nights. Which is not really a good thing for us night owls, but that is a sacrifice I am willing to make for […]

A few resolutions as we begin 2024

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Years ago, I used to think it was pretty special being able to stay up to ring in the new year. That was probably not because of the actual ringing in of the new year, but more because being able to stay up until midnight was a rarity. Once I could stay up past midnight whenever I wanted, staying up for […]

Wishing everyone a happy new year!

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I hope you had a very merry Christmas and will have a happy, joyful and healthy new year. May 2024 be better than 2023. And may you still be here to welcome in 2025. For those of you who plan to celebrate New Year’s Eve, the driver’s education teacher in me reminds you that if you drink, do not drive. And […]

Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas!

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas! My Christmas wish is we all have a fun, safe time celebrating with our friends and family the birth of our lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Monday is the day kids the world over have been anticipating for the past 362 days. Behaving for the last five or so. Behaving not because they want to, […]

Enjoying several simple life pleasures!

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Even though I have said it many times before, I am going to say it again: One of life’s simple pleasures I enjoy the most is driving around town looking at Christmas lights. It has been a simple pleasure I have been able to enjoy my entire life. And plan to enjoy for years to come. I can look at […]


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