A Honey of a Month

A Honey of a Month

Here we are, almost halfway through “National Honey Month.” I hope you’ve properly observed it by enjoying that golden gooey substance in its array of uses, from slathering it on bread, your face or an open wound to treating a cough, allergies or dandruff. Not to mention it’s a natural memory boost, energy pump and ...
Accolades for the Average

Accolades for the Average

Though an avid and enthusiastic biker, I don’t do many organized races or rides, nor do much long distance riding. I’m content with my local loops as a lone wolf cyclist and I howl at paying for what I already do for free. But I have friends who persuade me to join in occasionally. They ...
Free Fall

Free Fall 1

Give it up for back-to-school! It felt like Christmas as a jolly old man guided his big yellow sleigh to my house in the wee hours of morning and carried my children away giving the best gift of all—peace on Earth and good will toward me. This summer has been a blast, a blur, and ...
Floating My Troubles Away

Floating My Troubles Away

When I was in AP English in high school I flunked the test on the classic novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. It wasn’t my fault though, the teacher screwed up. I know that sounds like a stretcher Huck would tell to try and cover up some mischief, but I swear on my Grandpappy’s grave, ...
Backseat Drivers Ed

Backseat Drivers Ed

Living out in the country has its benefits. It’s beautiful, peaceful and private. Folks are down-to-earth, helpful and friendly—until you deal with property lines and water rights, but that’s a story for another day. I love being able to walk out to the barn in my Snoopy pajamas to feed our animals after lunch and ...