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Groundhog for supper

My dad has been a hunter for as long as I can remember. It helped fill our freezer many times. There was one such time he decided to go hunting on his uncle’s farm, a place where I first … more

One of a kind

My wife, Katherine Ann Barnett, more commonly known in our community as Kay to her adult friends, and as Mrs. Barnett to all her former kindergarten students, is widely known among all who know her … more

Big brother James

My closest companion, best friend, and most common pugilistic combatant as a kid was my older brother James. Even though we are both now in our seventies, we are still very dear friends. James was … more

Food is the way to the heart

For as long as I can remember I’ve loved to cook and bake. One of my earliest and fondest memories is standing on a chair in the kitchen with my dad baking oatmeal cookies. I was about 12 when … more

The apology

Many important lessons I have learned in life have been rather expensive, either in terms of money or time expended, or by the suffering of great humiliation. I shall attempt to relate a learning … more

Meeting on a mountain side

I had a column typed and ready to go but I decided to use one of my dad’s stories instead. I make it a general rule not to type when I’m angry or upset about a situation, a rule I wish … more

Think of the happy, not the sad

This has been a hard year for my family. Most of you know, but for those who may not, my husband’s father passed away suddenly a year ago today, Feb. 15.Rick was genuinely a wonderful person. … more

The one with all the birthdays and a trip to Ireland

I’ve named this year, “The One with All the Birthdays, an anniversary and a Trip to Ireland.” Probably only fans of the TV show “Friends” will get it but that’s … more

Who’s ready for spring?

Anyone else ready for spring? I hate the heat that comes with summer, but I would gladly take that over the constant up and down weather patterns. Either stay cold, or stay warm. I only like cold … more

Your view

Editor, I am Gregory Millers’ mother and I have sat quiet for long enough. This is to all of you who have heard and spread vicious rumors, multitudes of lies and have believed in the … more

If you see something, say something

There are times when I think the government oversteps its bounds. Especially when it comes to telling people how to raise their children. However, there are other times when I wonder why the … more

Learn to blog

I began blogging in 2010 as a way of voicing my opinion. I was reading a lot of information about dating and relationships and I couldn’t help but thing that everyone was doing it wrong. Why … more

It’s never too late

I recently found myself chatting with the wife of a coworker. Conversation wandered off into the west coast and all the culture and beauty it has to offer. As we mentioned specific states she said … more

Time to focus on school choice in Frederick and across America

Later this month, schools, homeschool groups, organizations, and individuals in Oklahoma and across America will work together to raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in K-12 … more

Leaving the scene of an accident is illegal

I’ve talked about this before but nothing really irritates me as much as the jungle that is the school pickup/drop-off line. How hard is it to pay attention and pull up when it’s your … more

An intelligent New Year

Happy New Year!!I hope you all have been eating your cabbage, pork and black-eyed peas because this year we are wishing all of you plenty of good luck and increased intelligence!Though there … more

The Christmas cabin

Here is another of my dad’s Navy stories from a book that we are writing based on his 20-year Naval career. This book is a work in progress. Some stories are in the first person and some of … more

Unintended bee keeping

I was an airplane mechanic stationed at Naval Air Station Willow Grave, Penn. when I got the strangest call from my Senior Chief. I thought I’d misunderstood when he told me we had a bee … more

Pumping gas is now legal in parts of Oregon

Pumping gas is now legal in parts of Oregon. Yes, that was one of the first national headlines of 2018.I never knew that there are states where it was illegal to pump your own gas. I think … more

Close quarters

When we first arrived in Sicily, we didn’t have a real good work-space. In fact, it was hardly more than a storage shed. Talk about close quarters. We mostly went about our business, but there … more
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