Mainly cloudy with snow showers around this evening. Low 27F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%..
Mainly cloudy with snow showers around this evening. Low 27F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%.
Updated: January 23, 2020 @ 11:24 pm
I cooked Saturday.
I am positive that I helped contribute to the Kansas City Chiefs’ come-from-behind victory over the Houston Texans Sunday in the NFL playoffs.
I can’t afford television anymore.
Don’t shoot me. I’m only the piano player..
“What’s that big house?” asked our 8-year-old granddaughter the other day as we drove down Buckeye Avenue.
“When was the last time you had your eyes checked?” came a question from the receptionist at the optometrist’s office.
Some regular readers might recall that this is not my favorite time of year.
In the past, there were three times a year when it was impossible to get a room in an Abilene hotel even if you tried to make reservations weeks in advance.
A story goes that when I was at the babysitter’s, she was nursing her baby.
Below are ramblings on attending schools in Abilene prompted by the recognition of American Education Week which is Nov. 18 through 22:
I hate hospitals.
It was a nice sunny afternoon Saturday.
The psychologist in me has diagnosed that my fear of snakes dates back to our basement.
It was three years ago this November that my wife Kathy and I decided our 5-year-old granddaughter Gemma needed a new bicycle for her birthday.
One spring afternoon while living in the city of Abilene, I was burning off some pampas grass in my backyard.
Talk to your kids.
It was a perfect storm that preceded our trip to Paradise, that being Grand Bahama Island recently devastated by hurricane Dorian.
The main drag for high school kids in Abilene in the 1960s and into the 70s was Buckeye from Duffy’s Green Acres Bowl to Dean’s Carry Out on Third Street.
The first time I was taken to the Abilene Municipal Pool, it cost a dime to get in. We had lockers to store our clothes in.
Our grandson Landon became a teenager this year.
Fifty years ago this month, I teed it up for the first time at the Abilene Country Club.
The fair can’t come to town without my wife indulging in a funnel cake.
Someone echoed Wednesday, “I can’t wait for winter!”
For my recent birthday my wife Kathy took me to a movie.
About 30 years ago my father and I saved Bambi.
Last week I went to remove a half sheet of plywood that was lying in some tall grass.
“What did we do without cell phones?” is one of those questions that pop up from time to time.
There is just so much to write about this week. Here are my thoughts as I reflect back over the last few days.
The cliché has been attributed to Mark Twain about New England but we here in Kansas say, “If you don’t like the weather in Kansas, wait a minute.”
Saturday was “déjà vu all over again” to quote Yogi Berra.
The definition of a 100-year-flood is an event that has a 1 in 100 chance, or 1 percent, of happening each year.
There was a time when I actually cooked.
There was a time when I was pretty proud of how my lawn looked.
Last week my wife Kathy continued a long tradition of dying Easter eggs.
Have I mentioned that spring is my favorite time of year?
After seeing the movie “Spotlight”, this column was written in January 2016 and is being reprinted in light of the recent developments in the Salina Diocese.
Saturday turned into a trip down memory lane.
As my readers know, spring is my favorite time of year.
Some are calling this one of the worst winters in Kansas.
One of my favorite times of year is just 17 days away.
Aging really creates a vacuum.
I will admit I dosed off there once or twice during the first half of the Super Bowl.
I never get excited when a movie, especially one that I once enjoyed, gets remade.
Last week I found another use for newspapers.
I have often said that this is my third time working at the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle.
I wasn’t exactly sure what I might find.
I have done some stupid things in my life.
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