Angelkeep Journals — Gray catbird comes in gray

Henry Ford offered his first automobiles in any color, as long as it was black.

A short road trip to enjoy Indiana’s fall colors

Fall weekends like we experienced a few days ago remind me each October why living in the Midwest is so rewarding.

When it comes to Ebola, I will leave it to the experts

It was a few years ago, and I sat in on a tabletop emergency preparedness exercise.

Saturday Sub — Wink and nod and where did it go?

As if the melancholy of fall — the changing leaves and harvested fields — were not enough, Oct. 25 rolls around and you realize that Christmas is only two months away.

Just Jerry — Winter makes you grumpy for life

Scientists with nothing but time on their hands have released a study which seems to clearly show that people born during winter months tend to be more irritable.

Angelkeep Journals — Mole O-ween in 2014

It all began back in May of 1991 when the National Mole Day Foundation was established.

Would you risk a buck to get $200 million? It’s tempting

Almost every day at work, I look at the numbers and wonder: “What if?”

Just Jerry — Eureka! Raking leaves is bad for your lawn!

I have never been a fan of raking leaves. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it is the most pointless activity of all outdoor activities.

Angelkeep Journals — Honeysuckle by any other name

Never go to a nursery or garden center and ask for honeysuckle.

Ready for a late October homecoming

Our area schools have been busy this fall season celebrating annual homecoming traditions.

We’ve made it thus far, and we expect it to continue

Forty years.

Saturday Sub — And just what would your tattoo be?

Although I understood the point and the concept, there was not much appreciation for the medium.

Just Jerry — The pain in my drain is very plain

I just finished paying a plumber to clear a clogged bathtub drain which really had no business being clogged in the first place.

Angelkeep Journals —Angelkeep’s American bullfrog

School-age years living in Lancaster Township began on a pondless farm a mile outside of Uniondale.

Gearing up for another election season

It’s hard to believe that another year of November elections is right around the corner.

A statue in a park, honoring a legacy

I have no idea what kind of maintenance the statue of the Civilian Conservation Corps worker now installed at the Ouabache State Park will need.

Saturday Sub — Protecting yourself against those nasty coffee bugs

It’s probably a big deal that there is a case of the ebola virus here in the States now.

Just Jerry — You may call me a woodchuck-chucker

It seems I truly missed my calling. Rather than be a journalist I should have been a lumberjack.

Angelkeep Journals — Star Wars X, or Cardinal ET phone home

Where is Gene Stratton Porter when you need her?

Picking a smartphone just the beginning

I completed a personality-leadership self assessment survey a few years ago at a conference I was attending to get a better idea of my strengths and weaknesses.

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