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I check the Las Vegas odds from time to time and right now they seem to be hovering around 50-50 that Donald Trump will weather the storm of Democrats and win election to a second term as president of the United States. As for the Democrats, Darwin’s evolutionary theory of natural selection …

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My mom and brother are coming during the Fourth of July week and I view their visit as a giant alarm clock - a deadline to get a certain home project done before their arrival. This year that alarm clock rings on June 30 and I have been talking about this newest renovation for a year or bett…

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Can you believe this? There is no such thing as an “Electoral College” mentioned in the United States Constitution, only the terms “elector or electors.” In fact “Electoral College” is a modern day euphemism for voter ballot control.

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The Mueller Report is out and the evidence seems to depict a White House and Trump administration that is in chaos. The recently-released 448-page investigative report prepared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller leaves it up to Congress in regard to the possible impeachment of the President o…

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I have been bottle-feeding one of our calves for the past six weeks because his mama didn’t have the best milk supply when he was born. “Baby Calf” knows his name, comes running when called, and feeding him has been no big deal. I usually stand at the gate or let him into the yard promptly a…

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Just the other day I was reading an article about Kintsugi, a Japanese art. The writer told of how shattered pieces of pottery were carefully reunited into a whole using a costly lacquer containing powdered gold, silver and platinum. Transformation is the result. Common pieces of pottery are…

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I had coffee with a girlfriend last week and she told me she had to work the Iowa Falls-Alden after-prom party, which occurred this past weekend. Her biggest concern was how in the world she would stay up all night to work, then help with the clean-up after. Hey, I hear ya.

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Many years ago while living in Arizona, I was roaming around at a flea market. I came across a glass jar sitting in a metal carriage with a handle. I had never seen anything like it, it looked like a glass coffee container with a handle. I had no way of knowing how it worked but the tag said…

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In my younger years, we always celebrated May Basket Day. It was a fun time with our parents, creating May baskets and delivering them to our neighbors on May 1st.

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Why is it you can wake up one morning feeling like you’re 20 years old again only to wake up the next day and feel like you’ve aged 70 years? Maybe because your false sense of being 20 again spurred you on to try and achieve lofty things like yard work! Yes, it happened to hubby and I this p…

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Drove to Marshalltown the other day and had lunch with Dwayne Garber. That may not mean much to you, but he and I worked together for some 35 years and still get together from time to time. Although now retired, Dwayne, as a licensed civil engineer, land surveyor and major stock holder, was …