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A price for feeding your family

OK, I admit it. I detest occupational licensing. It kills jobs and opportunities, particularly for the poor. But my, how it has spread over the years.

Posted 1/05/16 (Tue) read more »

A baby boy born in a stable brings the cheddar

Arthur Steven stopped over Saturday afternoon. Though not yet 2, A. Steven, in many respects, is much like Papa Steve.

Posted 12/22/15 (Tue) read more »

The perfect Christmas letter

Christmas will be here before you know it. Time to get those family Christmas letters written and into the mail. Like always, I have some tips.

Posted 12/15/15 (Tue) read more »

Re-evaluate development, but stay in the arena

Everyone is busy. But busy people find time to do the things they find important and necessary.

Posted 12/08/15 (Tue) read more »


By Don Anderson 1: No matter what time of day John met you, his greeting was 'Good morning". Didn't matter if it was 8 am, 2 in the afternoon, or 10 o'clock at night. 2: When answering the phone John never said "Hello", it was always "Yeh, go ahead."

Posted 12/07/15 (Mon) read more »

Christmas giving: better than getting

I’m addicted. So are you.

Posted 12/01/15 (Tue) read more »

Thanksgiving gets a facelift

Thanksgiving is this week. Don’t blink or you might miss it.

Posted 11/24/15 (Tue) read more »

This chain of events could have been prevented

You know how it is. Your kid has an old beater car and once it’s on its last legs, you just want to get rid of it.

Posted 11/17/15 (Tue) read more »

We need more free stuff!

We have to stop the insanity and unfair treatment that many of us are experiencing -- NOW! It wasn't until I heard the news today that I realized how unfair it is to live in this country,or this state or even this city. There are protests all over the country now by college kids that are being so unfairly treated that they just cant handle it any more. Some are now asking that their tuition be paid and their student loans be forgiven. I agree. We all need to get more free stuff.

Posted 11/12/15 (Thu) read more »

DELETE doesn't mean it's gone!!

By Don Anderson Isn't the digital age amazing!! I can go to a ball game, snap off 400 to 500 photos, edit through them right on the sideline, delete the bad ones, and within minutes of arriving home have them safely saved on my computer, and a few more moments later they usually are published to my Facebook page for everyone to see. Thats the good stuff with technology, but like everything, there is a down side.

Posted 9/30/15 (Wed) read more »