The Minimalists

This summer, KAB and the Alliance Recreation Center are once again partnering to provide gardening education to our community’s youth. With this collaborative project, kids attending the ARC’s summer camps work and learn in the garden three times a week. 

If you watch any of the campaign hype on TV, you’re bound to hear someone talk about what they plan to do for the working class American. I get the impression that the candidates view themselves as a cut above those of us who do honest work for our bread and butter; that without their progra…

Live, love and laugh, you see that often on home decor. It is a nice saying. I suppose everyone would like to bury them self in that phrase. When you turn on the news I wonder how hard it is to hold onto that phrase? Fires, floods, shootings, racism, political unrest, drugs and on and on. Th…

On the job training. I think it is a pretty good idea if it works for the employer. When you have a question or a problem there is some one close by to help you out. When I was learning how to punch data in the computer it was sure helpful to have the answer man close by. I think God gives u…

Kicks, Get Your Kicks on Route 66. When I was a kid that was the slogan for one of our super highways that run from Los Angeles to Chicago. This was before interstates came along. Back in those days automobiles were more prone to break down. There were tire troubles, overheating due to broke…

My cousins and I seldom darkened the door of our kitchen when they came to visit. We were too busy hunting mice in the woodpile, playing cowboys and Indians in the barn loft, racing our horses in the meadow, balancing on the top rail of the corral fence, discovering new kittens or chicks in …

Delicious, sure are many foods that look delicious. i love a hot beef sandwich, smothered in brown gravy and a big piece of coconut pie for dessert and I am happy camper for a little while anyway. Sometimes money can look delicious, we see a big stack of bills or a picture of someone winning…

We were never meant to be a Country so separated that we do not stand for anything. We have often heard the statement...”Separation of Church and State.” This was never meant to be an excuse for an “Atheistic State.” So often, we find ourselves so Politically Correct, that we do not stand fo…

Fact or Fiction? I watched the History Channel about fact or fiction. It talked about many things that our country has done over the years. It talked about construction on the Hoover Dam and the Panama Canal. Talked about the Civil War and the Cuban Crisis. There was contrast in the stories …

Planting Seeds

May is always a busy month in general. It can’t be helped, though. It’s usually around this time that we can comfortably say, with certainty, that there won’t be any more snow until after summer. Here are some of the things going on this weekend:

For some reason it seems like I haven’t written a weekend column in so long. You are so behind on what has been going on in my life that I’m not sure where to start. What do you guys think about me writing a regular column about the life of a busy mother of three? Or maybe a mommy advice typ…

I genuinely thought it was a joke when I learned that Easter falls on April Fool’s Day. I was simply trying to protect myself from my own gullibility and all I did was make a fool out of myself instead. However, this makes for a prime pranking opportunity. Imagine your kids waking up to an E…

The title is completely unrelated to the column you’re about to read. Gotcha! It’s pretty frustrating when a headline doesn’t match up at all with the content you’re about to read. I don’t have cancer, just for the record…

Last week I introduced you to the one-of-a-kind psychological thriller known as Doki Doki Literature Club (DDLC). This game continues to haunt me in a variety of ways. The developer and his team really did an amazing job with this game — the art of poetry and writing, the code in the game, t…

Doki Doki is a Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound of a heart beating, especially when falling in love. A game, titled “Doki Doki Literature Club” (DDLC), fits almost perfectly with that definition…  almost. It is free to play and is developed by Dan Salvato under Team Salvato.

My grandmother died last week. I’m not sure how else to say it or to write it; I’m also not sure how to introduce that. I’ve been on the opposite end plenty of other times, offering a hand, a shoulder, or some form of consolation. On that side, it’s hard to find words that don’t sound generi…

There isn’t a whole lot for me to cover this weekend, though that’s not to say we there isn’t work in store for me. I wonder how things turned out at the city banquet last night …

I’ve already finished my second book this year! I just had to tell someone. While it wasn’t at the level of George Orwell’s “1984,” and while it took me a little bit to REALLY get into it, my second book was still highly enjoyable. It was an easier read, but it was “Batman: Knightfall” writt…

One of my goals I’ve set is to read at least one book per month. That’s really not a daunting task at all. I went to the library and checked out three books. I hadn’t the time to read the other two, though if I dedicated as much time to reading as I have these past 10 days, I’m sure I could …

I get up at about 6:30 or 6:45 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday morning to deliver the Times-Herald’s print edition to various business and racks. It’s become a regular part of my schedule. Every season except summer brings me wonderful sunrises with it (and blinded eyes once the sun peaks …

Well we made it though another year and have the opportunity to start all over again. How was your Christmas and New Year’s? I hope everything went fairly well. I know I can’t complain much, even if I did it wouldn’t do much good. Hehe… But honestly I had a wonderful holiday season surrounde…

There is a load of topics that I would love to write about this week: protestors arrested on inauguration day who didn’t even attend the protest, the new Star Wars movie and how much everyone hates it (but I don’t!), maybe my Mega Man phase I’m going through …

This year went by pretty fast, wouldn’t you agree? There’s been a lot that’s happened. We saw a transition of power with a new president and administration, the eclipse has come and gone, and (the most memorable for me) I got married! This is the last weekend before the new year arrives and …

Christmas is widely known as the season of giving. Though we celebrate it in America as such, that doesn’t mean we “walk the walk.” The recent Republican tax bill was passed with a 51-48 vote, with all 51 Republicans (save for John McCain) voting in favor of giving themselves a tax break.

This year has been relatively depressing as a whole. That’s not to say there aren’t good things that happened, nor that I myself am utterly depressed, but that the general summary of the year is more of a nightmare than a dream come true. New Star Wars movie — a dream come true. The Nintendo…

Maybe I’m looking too far into the future. I know I live in my head quite a bit. I used to think I was the only one who did, but I learned otherwise. While I’m inclined to believe it to be a writing affliction, I know that isn’t entirely true.

It’s already my weekend to work? What happened to the past two weeks? Time seems to be moving faster than me lately, but I am totally prepared to tackle this weekend.

My frustration for where this country is headed (and where Nebraska is headed) grows with every passing week. I don’t get a lot of feedback for these columns, good or bad, so I feel I need to reiterate the theme from last week about learning lessons from the past in regards to achieving harm…

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