David Trinko: What to do if you can’t shake hands

David Trinko: What to do if you can’t shake hands

Before a Thursday meeting at the newspaper with several elected officials, I walked over to greet our guests.I froze.“So, what do we do now?R...

March 14th, 2020 |  


In other words, ask

In other words, ask

At this point in time, Terry and I have nine grandbabies. My interaction with them reveals that most of them do not pay much attention to me when they...

March 12th, 2020 |  


Women’s History Month: How many can you name?

Women’s History Month: How many can you name?

My question in the title refers to famous American women, women who’ve made an important difference in our country as we continue to celebrate W...

March 10th, 2020 |  



Deer urine on aisle five

Deer urine on aisle five

It appears our lives revolve around four things. Eating, shopping, working and sleeping.In recent years I began noticing that when we begin planning a...

March 10th, 2020 |  


Lessons from a shopping cart

Lessons from a shopping cart

The next time you shop at Aldi, you might get something unexpected: Positive human interaction with strangers.If you haven’t shopped at the groc...

March 7th, 2020 |  


Nurse Ratchet cracked down on me, again

Nurse Ratchet cracked down on me, again

The list of foods I can no longer eat has reached a critical point these days for me. Recently, foods high in potassium are causing serious side-affec...

March 5th, 2020 updated: March 5th, 2020. |  


Spring clean your garden

Spring clean your garden

As we walk around the yard on some of our nicer days, we walked by some of our flower beds where the snow had finally melted. It is amazing how many l...

March 4th, 2020 |  


Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

Recently I was reminded that just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should! This came to mind as I was listening to some young adult...

March 3rd, 2020 |  


Par for the course? Hardly

Par for the course? Hardly

Golfing in one of the stupidest games I’ve ever played.I am not an athlete. I’ve never been an athlete. Anyone who has ever played golf wi...

March 2nd, 2020 |  


Welcome Number Nine!

Welcome Number Nine!

I was in a restaurant one afternoon last week when I received the following text message from Jeshua, “We are at the hospital. The baby is on th...

February 27th, 2020 |