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Easter is still special

By Joe Rector Well, here it is, the biggest week in the Christian year. I know most folks think that Christmas is more popular, but when the beliefs that we…

Hitch’n a ride

By Joe Rector I’ve been doing a bit of driving to supplement my income. The job entails delivering a new car to one dealer and then returning with another from…

I’m an expert… in my own mind

By Joe Rector I am an expert at, well, everything. At least that’s what my wife and kids tell me. On so many occasions throughout the year, I’ve had to…

A simpler landscaping way

By Joe Rector I don’t want to jinx anything, but it does looks as if spring might make an appearance on time. Most of us are weary from all the…

Back Rubs

By Joe Rector Feeling low? Feeling lost? Feeling left out? All of us hit bottom several times in our lives. It’s during those blue periods that we most crave something…

Didn’t Your Parents Raise You Better?

By Joe Rector She arrived after several other customers on that Sunday. The vet’s office didn’t open until 5:00 p.m., and all of us were there to pick up our…

Old Punishment Revisited

By Joe Rector I watched “Good Morning Joe” recently, and one short segment discussed a bill in Kansas that allows spanking. It says the teachers and parents may spank a…

Dal Gene

By Joe Rector Dal Gene …that’s what everyone called him from birth until sometime after he went away to college. Then he became Dallas or Dal, and the “Gene” disappeared.…

Three Uncles

By Joe Rector joerector@comcast.net Something about family warms our hearts, even though all of us have plenty of ghosts in our closets. Those relatives bring more happiness than sadness, more…

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