Wednesday, August 31, 2016

She is sitting on the bench. Her spine straight, her head erect, but her shoulders ever so slightly slump. If you didn't know her, you'd never see it. If you do know -- and love her -- you do. On this team, you do time on the bench primarily if you are a girl.

I was in the early grades when we started studying the states, and I was offended that the brightly colored symbols on the state...

On a near-perfect harvest day in yellowing central Illinois, a gentle breeze rattles the drying maple leaves near my back door. The whine of...

Tree stand safety can't be stressed enough. Several online sources offer suggestions, so do instructions and disclaimers that come with every new climber, ladder stand, and strap-on stand.

Ten years ago, in the aftermath of 9/11, I wrote about nature's September highlights. I touched on fall colors, shorter days, cooler nights, and the migration of birds and monarch butterflies

With all that is taking place in our world today sometimes it is not always easy to cheer up. About the time you think things are going well suddenly out of nowhere the bottom falls out.

Over the years, I've read many sad tales in the tractor magazines of towing adventures going comically wrong (often with a real potential for disaster), and I've a few such stories of my own.

Farmers and ranchers tend to be on either side of the fence when it comes to social media. There are the hold-outs, the staunch supporters, the occasional users and the clueless.

The natural gas utility doesn't give me the time of day -- until they need money. They are like big utility versions of teenagers...

At the ripe old age of 8, I decided I wanted to be one of the Lennon sisters. It occurred to me that I...
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