State Of Wonder

It was little more than a week ago that I had the opportunity to attend a very special event — the preschool graduation for my great-nephew Brody. The stage of Ellsworth High School was decked out in balloons, with two lines of child-sized chairs neatly arranged on one side, and a table covered with colorful…
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One Lunker of A Fish Tale

It was mid-afternoon Sunday and I’d finished writing the second of two weekend stories, gone to church, done three loads of laundry — folded clothes and put them away — and washed and dried the dishes. I mowed the lawn in the rain Saturday night, not by choice but out of necessity, and, well, that’s…
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A Night Of Contrasts

I stood along the shores of Lake Bella the other night in awe. The water is shooting from the spillway thanks to recent rains, creating thunderous sounds as it falls to the pool below. Two years ago, little more than a trickle dropped from that concrete structure. The contrast is amazing. Drought to abundance. Today,…
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They Don’t Make Things Like They Used To

Does it just happen to me or are there others out there who seem to have the worst luck when it comes to major appliance breakdown? Less than six months ago, I arrived home late one Friday evening, reached into the refrigerator’s freezer for some food to heat up, and discovered everything was thawed out.…
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Those Darn Kids!

It was a full house at the Buntjer farm again on Easter Sunday as four generations of the family gathered inside and outside for food and frolic — and a lot of both it proved to be. It was about mid-afternoon when Nephew Matt cautioned all of his cousins to watch what they say and…
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