Monthly Archives: October 2015

And the Wheels Go ‘Round

I own an Aztek still, even after it made the “50 Worst Cars of All Time” list published by Time Magazine five years ago. Service is great, comfort is tops. It has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever … Continue reading

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A Few Favorite Things

1.Watching my grown-up cat play like a kitty 2.Reading a marvelous book recommended by one who knew I would love it 3.Finding the mate to a the perfect earrings for the day 4.Meeting a stranger who seems like a long-lost … Continue reading

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A Soggy Saga – Part Three (Revised for Publication in the PN)

Part Two from last week ended with: To get the landowner’s permission to use his driveway as an emergency turnaround, I sent one of my high school riders to secure it while I radioed base to explain why I might … Continue reading

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A Soggy Saga – Part Two (revised for publication in PN)

Last week I began a story about driving my school bus route on a drenched day with flash floods occurring. That column ended with…”What lay before me were the dark churning waters of an angry river trying to find its … Continue reading

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The Start of a Soggy Saga (revised for publication in PN)

The last few years of my career as a language teacher I was also a school bus driver. What fun it was sharing the following travel tale with friends and family far removed from Ripley County. Flash flood watches do … Continue reading

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How to Make Shrubs to Make Your Own Soda

Taken from NPR’s Here and Now, aired Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 Shrubs are becoming trendy. The vinegar and fruit syrup can be made into a refreshing drink or, with the addition of alcohol, an out-of-the box cocktail. Here & Now … Continue reading

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