Aggie takes over column writing

Lynn Moncus As you have discovered, the slave has kept me away from the computer for ages and would keep me away today if she weren’t otherwise occupied. When I say she is occupied, I really mean she is taking a nap and won’t be in here to bother me for the rest of the […]

Olympic fever fans fan’s flame

TV Hagenah With the Olympics approaching in a couple of weeks, I think it is normal with the male of our species (homo-couchitus) to contemplate just what event he would enter if he were called upon to represent the United States in this upcoming international competition to be held in Greece. With me it is […]

Reunion rekindles flood of memories

Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited about some days being so special that we can hardly believe they actually happened. When we are surrounded by so much turmoil, we really need to appreciate such days because they are major treasures. Last Saturday evening, Eddy Shoemaker of the Cuneva called to invite me to […]

The night the lights went out in…

TV Hagenah Usually when I use the word “blackout,” people think I am referring to my misspent youth (or not so youth, but definitely, misspent), but surprisingly enough I am usually referring to a power failure. I often get a similar reaction to the phrase, “I’m in the dark.” Actually in that case, people generally […]

Blackout highlights needs

Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited about our dependence upon utilities and how we didn’t have to worry about them when we had no running water, electricity, or natural gas. We just went on about our business as long as we had carried in enough water, had plenty of coal oil, and had […]

A man who is shopping impaired

TV Hagenah Generally speaking my wife doesn’t let me shop alone. Actually, my wife, as a solid rule of thumb, doesn’t let me go into stores at all. I am what experts on shopping call an “impulse shopper.” My wife takes it a step further and refers to me as a “bad impulse shopper,” but […]

Graduation Reflections

Lynn Moncus Graduation from high school is often an emotional event for both students and parents, It is a time of sadness and happiness because it represents the ending of one era and the beginning of another. It can also be just a little frightening as rather sudden changes in life styles occur almost as […]

What you don’t know about sex

TV Hagenah I was at a county commissioners’ meeting the other day and they were talking about the best way for children to learn about what we used to called, “the birds and the bees.” A couple of people at the meeting were supporters of school-based sex education and some of the others were big […]

Talks more powerful than pamphlet

Lynn Moncus Although my parents and grandparents have been dead for many years, I tend to think of them on a daily basis and frequently wish I could ask just a few more questions even though I think I know some of the answers. I become particularly frustrated while watching or listening to ads telling […]

Morality tale (tail?) about ditching

TV Hagenah The local school district is attempting to cut down on absenteeism by students. They have found school runs better when students are in class. Conversely, In the seven or eight years I was in high school, as I recall, the administration periodically tried ways of keeping me out of classes. They found that […]