Saturday, January 20, 2018

Osage stump leaves historical footprint

Trees that grow up into high, bare, power lines cause frequent electrical outages. Some can last for up to five days. That’s not fun...

Where’s my Winter Wonderland?

I am likely the only person who is missing winter. But it’s a fact. Don’t get me wrong. Right now my hands are so cold...

My take on the new guy … and other random thoughts

It’s been more than 20 years since I’ve been the new guy in town. Way back then, I was fresh out of college and...

The psychology of bird feeding

A difficult struggle with mental wellbeing can result from the lingering weeks of a dark, cold winter, and can amplify the downtrodden. It’s known...

Jim’s legacy of hard work, service still inspiring

I sometimes get asked by our readers and by my family members what the secret is each week to coming up with a topic...

My childhood has become a marketing campaign

I just learned that one of my cherished childhood memories has been turned into a marketing campaign. And I’m not happy about it. General Mills,...

Garlic mustard. Sorry.

The headline for today’s column signifies the Angelkeep topic of the day, but will mean little to some, aggravation to others, and sheer horror...

Camping 2.0 makes for a good Labor Day weekend

Labor Day weekend looked a little different for my family this year thanks to a new “toy” my parents purchased not too long ago. They...

Future robots: The end is nearer than you think

According to Japanese company Yukai Engineering, you don’t need a robot that will vacuum, wash the dishes or deliver a pizza to your door...

Remember toys? (Some kids don’t either)

This is the weirdest Christmas I’ve ever experienced. I normally buy presents for five kids, ages between 9-15, and not a single one of...