Random Thoughts



Full moons tend to bring out the madness

Sometimes I just shake my head at some of the stuff that people report to the police. This stuff is so wacky it can’t be made up. It has to be true. Often, the odd ones are funny on the surface, but I have to keep reminding myself that they must have been serious to someone, since the cops got a call.

August 28, 2013 midnight read more..


Students stick to studies

Youngsters in Okanogan and Ferry counties are joining their counterparts all over the country in returning to classes in the next few weeks.

August 21, 2013 midnight read more..


A high-tech snub turns into a ‘phub’

The other day during lunch, I commented to my table mates about a couple sitting nearby. The two had their heads bowed, their eyes concentrating on their phone screens and their thumbs madly tapping out text messages. They were having lunch together, separately.

August 14, 2013 6 a.m. read more..


Folks can be clueless in dry conditions

Sometimes it’s hard to fathom how people can be so clueless in dry areas during the summer. While we haven’at hd a whole lot of human-caused fires locally so far this year, the potential certainly is there.

August 7, 2013 midnight read more..


T. rex remains a bad boy

I was happy to learn, for the sake of 5-year-old boys everywhere, that Tyrannosaurus rex remains the bad boy of the dinosaur world.

July 24, 2013 midnight read more..
   

Stash is still hidden

I have an addiction, but I’ve been able to suppress it for several years without the help of counseling or a 12-step program. Even so, I still have a “stash” in the house, hidden in drawers, plastic tubs, closets and boxes.

June 19, 2013 midnight read more..


Cat’s curiosity leads to sticky situation

Cats can get into the stickiest situations. Years ago, when I was in junior high or high school, our cat was a great trophy hunter. He’d catch birds, mice, moles, flying squirrels and, occasionally, a weasel.

June 5, 2013 midnight read more..
 

Shelves stay full

It’s yard sale season and even if we don’t manage to get it together enough to have a sale of our own, there should be no excuse for not contributing to someone else’s sale.

May 22, 2013 midnight read more..


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