Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Looking for other presents, I missed the best one of all

To this day, I can’t believe I missed it. On Christmas morning some years ago, preadolescent me dashed down the stairs from my bedroom and...

The robots are coming! The robots are coming!

Do you have a robot in your house yet? Chances are you do, even if you don’t realize it’s a robot, because robots are...

What winter freeze can cause

Brrr. Not a stutter. Winter hit. Brrr. Did you know that the authority of Oxford Dictionaries (If you can’t trust the British for proper oratory,...

Joe was the best, at so many things

When I heard of the death of my long-time boss and mentor Joe Smekens I tried to think of the best way to describe...

Six Mile marking 180 years

On Sunday September 2, 2018 Six Mile Church will celebrate it’s 180th anniversary. What an amazing milestone.    At a time when thousands of...

Two thumbs up to welcome warm weather

I almost didn’t believe my ears Sunday when I was out for a run mid-morning. It was a sound that I’ve been waiting to hear...

Street fair food anticipation

While sitting on the Angelkeep patio, preparations take place for next week’s Bluffton Free Street Fair. Free? Never has The Fair been attended when it...

Getting an unusual early start on Christmas shopping

I’m normally not one to procrastinate. One of many lessons I learned at home while growing up was not to put off until tomorrow what...

Upon further review by the judges, we are blessed

It was one of those quiet “wow” moments. Or maybe more like a verbal “Hmmm.” One of those moments when you realize how fortunate you...

‘Virtue signaling,’ the Packers and happy campers

In my continuing education of modern culture, I came across a new term this week: virtue signaling. Perhaps this is well known to you, in...