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Well, I suppose that we've been doing this long enough that what you are seeing could be considered a tradition.  December has arrived, which means that yet another year is rapidly coming to an end. With that mind, I hope you folks will humor me, again. This week, I'm going to share some of my...
Sigh. Not again. Maybe you sat down last Thursday or Friday to scan the latest edition of this publication. You made your way to page 2 in Section B of the paper, and started to read a story about what had happened in Union County way back in November of 1967. Your finished page 2, and headed to...
As often happens for your scribe, one thing often leads to another. Such is the case in a lot of situations. And so it goes for this week's colyum. Instead of getting what I thought you were going to get, you're going to get something else, altogether. Blame it on a walk I took on a brisk, but...
Change can be ever so subtle. Or, ever so dramatic. A bit of a dramatic change in the landscape in my hometown unfolded during the past week or so. The change involved a tree. Specifically, a cottonwood tree. The tree had stood tall for many years at the corner of North Appleknocker Drive and old U...
Folks, we'll be straight up and direct with you: this week's colyum might be a little bit weird. Even weirder than what you read and see here sometimes. Before we get to the weird stuff, allow me to once again visit some local connections which yours truly came across while reading some new books....
Call me old-fashioned, 'cause I guess in some ways, I am, well, old-fashioned. I don't do Facebook, even though it appears to have become a necessary tool to utilize as part of The Journey Through Life in the 21st century. Ditto for cell phones, which I also don't like, but tolerate. (FYI: I am not...
A headline and the title of a book which caught my eye during The Journey Through Life are the focus of our attention this week. The headline and the book are connected, 'cause one would not have happened without the other.  The headline, "Love My Library," accompanied an article which appeared in...
Governors are paid as little as $70,000 and as much as $191,000 a year. Can you name the highest paid governor? Answer: Pennsylvania. Source: https://www.thoughtco.com/highest-paid-united-states-governors-3367624  
Oh, the places we went... ...at first, when yours truly sat down at the old keyboard (and it really is old, in terms of technology), the idea was to create a masterpiece in the style of famed writer Theodor S. Geisel. What, you say. Never heard of Theodor S. Geisel? Here's a hint: The "S"stands for...
FAKE NEWS ALERT. NUMBER ONE. Rhinoceroses seen in Balcom. Rhinoceroses? Preposterousness. Somebody told me one day last week that rhinoceroses had been seen in Balcom. I figure that if somebody tells me something, in good faith, it's kind of like finding something on the internet. After all, every...

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