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<p class="p1">I had originally intended to entertain you this week with tales of time travel. I figured you probably wouldn't want to hear about journeys to the Carboniferous period, which was a long, long, long time ago, or the 1800s, which were just a long time ago. Maybe next time.</p...
<p class="p1">Several years ago while on a vacation to the east coast, we visited my nephew, Craig Pope, who lives in Chesapeake, Virginia.</p><p class="p2">He had just retired after 30 years as a U.S. Navy explosive expert. We were in a conversation about our military experiences...
<p class="p1">Freezing rain and various other forms of icy precipitation were falling on this little birdie early Wednesday afternoon, March 4. In light of my recent attempts to identify creatures of the feathered persuasion, I will only refer to them as birds, unless I know for sure that we...
<p class="p1">Keith, a fellow traveler on the journey through life, holds a rare frozen lightning bolt which fell from the sky during one of the recent winter storms which have afflicted our part of the world. The bolt landed at his feet in what he called a rather shocking experience. (Yes,...
<p class="p1">Dear Mother Nature,</p><p class="p1">You win.</p><p class="p1">I give up.</p><p class="p1">By the way, can I just call you Mom?</p><p class="p1">The last time I looked, the weather soothsayers were calling for a low temperature of...
<p class="p1">Thank goodness, we live in such wondrous times. Sunday evening, The Other Half and yours truly were doing our best impressions of attempting to stay awake.</p><p class="p1">At one point, she looked at her timepiece and sighed. "Is it really only 7:30?" she asked....
<p class="p1">Time for some new windshield wipers? Yup. This was the muddled image in front of me on Monday morning, Feb. 16, as I motored along new U.S. Route 51 between Cobden and Anna. One might wonder if perhaps the driver should have been keeping his hands on the wheel, given the...

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