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Laughter is the best medicine: no prescription needed

           As I sat down to write this column, it was mid-July and the leaders of the NATO countries were gathered in Brussels to acquire answers to m ...

Beauty before age

   When you reach your 70s, 80s and beyond, the highway sign “Reduce Speed When Wet” takes on a whole new meaning.  Only twice in the past five years hav ...

If gravity fails, don’t flush the toilet

   Who’d o’ thought?  Everything in today’s world has a surprise waiting and, as you can see by the title of this article, not necessarily a pleasa ...

Don’t mess with my infrastructure

                     The big one’s pain, right!  Well, I reached the point of “impossible to handle&r ...

Jack Fabian’s column a great read

Kudos to Jack Fabian on his story (Feb. 1 Lincoln News Messenger, page 5,  “Where there’s hope, there’s fire.’’). Jack has always written pithy ...

Where there’s hope, there’s fire

   The story I’m about to tell you is a true story, written with significant exaggeration in appropriate places, resulting in what I would call flexible non-fiction ...

Attention, puppies: pick your owners carefully

   When your kitchen table’s in the front of your house, you sit there having your morning coffee and watch all the strange things happening outside.  Believe ...

HUMOR COLUMN

   Here we guys are, every part of the human structure seniorizing at a helluva rate, and just like a ’34 Chevy, we’ve blown a few gaskets, had water leaks, a ...

My, how things have changed

   Changes indeed!  As an example, a few years back, I had to take a 12-hour flight to Vietnam to get a pedicure. Now, I just go two blocks down the street.  & ...

Humor column

   I hadn’t gone to the gym for several days, and when I finally showed up, all my buddies gathered round and wanted to know where I’d been.  I told them ...

The world is an interesting place

It’s interesting, not necessarily improving.  For example, you can now get a degree in Deceptive Verbalization.  This gives you the ability to say or do whatever y ...

The friendly skies

   Well, I could do one of two questionable things today.  I could put money in Wells Fargo or I could fly on United Airlines.  We’ve reached a point in ...

Being part of flood control

 Well, we certainly know how to establish priorities.  We are in serious trouble with Iran, uncomfortable difficulties with China, grave uncertainties with Russia and the ...

Just going fishing

   Why would anybody, in their right mind, take a vacation in the winter time in Minnesota?  Brain malfunction is the only thing I can think of but that’s what ...

What did we get for Christmas?

 Well, thank goodness, Christmas Day is over and it only took four months to do it.  But, for most of you in December, this next item went unnoticed: Dec. 16 was compose ...