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Dumbbells and noodles

The blood pressure’s up and my body’s gone down below in that infernal hand-basket. While we all like to blame other causes for our deficien…

Forming a lifelong alliance

Before there were reality television shows that allow participants to form alliances and kick people off the show each week, there was my fa…

Chase the dark clouds away

I believe that all of us have been overwhelmed by so many tragic events in the last few weeks. Not one, not two, but three hurricanes striki…

Is suffering on the horizon?

Of all the writers in the bible, Saint Paul, is to me the most prolific, especially when he was about to be sacrificed. And I personally lik…

Life is messy

As I sit here this morning with little bits of bird formula in my hair, on my clothes and speckling my glasses, I wonder ... why?  Why have …

Bureau County is full of heroes

After the Las Vegas shootings, many of us struggled to come to terms with how out-of-control this world seems. It feels like almost every da…

Pointed in the right direction

Hunting season is upon us. This is the time of the year when men (mostly), decked out in camo, spend an incredible amount of money to go fre…

Be kids while raising kids

Writing doesn’t start on a blank sheet of paper – it starts in the head. Yeah-yeah, I know those who know me well are in doubt about that on…
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