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Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Bigfoot world is buzzing again with news that a Bigfoot was allegedly killed by Bigfoot hunter Rick Dyer. It was revealed in a news story this week that Dyer claimed to have shot and killed the creature by nailing some pork chops from Walmart to a treeand when the big guy showed up, he shot and killed it.

Now he is preparing to take the body on a world tour.This would be a momentous feat and worldwide news if not for one small issue. Dyer has a career credibility problem when it comes to Sasquatch.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

I am sure you have heard this several times already, but welcome to 2014. Just when I got used to writing 2013 on my checks, now I have to shift gears and write 2014. It is amazing how force of habit can cause us to make simple administrative errors such as writing the wrong year on checks for a few days, but eventually we learn to adapt and all is well.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

By now the holiday season is in full swing and many of us are visiting friends and relatives, shopping, dining out and other similar activities.This season is also one of generosity and benevolence as people are more inclined to want to help their fellow brothers and sisters who may need support.That being said, it is also the time for scam artists and con men to attempt to line their pockets with other's money. Don't be a victim and just keep these simple tips in mind as you enjoy the holidays.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

In a few short days, Christmas arrives and it is really hard to believe it has come so soon. If it seems faster than normal, it is because this is one of those years in which Thanksgiving was as late as it could be making the Christmas season a short 26 days from the turkey feast day.

For those who have to make the time to go shopping for Christmas, the lack of extra time does make it difficult to fit everything in sometimes. When I was in college many years ago, my brother Jeff and I would shop together. It was our tradition all those years ago to shop on Black Friday.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Unlike the past few years, this winter has definitely started on a good note if you are a snow lover.Already two weeks into December and we have had at least three or four storms to contend with each of which has produced a mixture of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain.I guess we could say it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas to shamelessly lift an old cliché.

Saturday, December 7, 2013


TN correspondent

One of the best parts of the Christmas season is the nostalgic television specials that many of us still gather around to view in our living rooms each year. These shows reach children of all ages and I cannot recall a year I have not watched those familiar programs like "Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer," "Frosty the Snowman" and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."

Saturday, November 30, 2013

I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. If you braved Black Friday I hope you survived relatively unharmed and with everything you were hoping to find at the malls or stores.

Everyone has their own traditions around the holidays and Thanksgiving is no exception. When I was younger while my grandparents were living, my mother usually cooked on Thanksgiving. Through most of my childhood everyone who was available came to our house for Thanksgiving dinner.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Tuesday night my daughter and my wife wanted to see the rocket launch from Virginia and being that it was only the second opportunity we had to witness a launch as well as needing a break from home renovations, I decided to go with them. Like most men and boys, I have always loved flying things and I owe that interest to my dad.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

An article in this week's news stated the sun appears to be ready to flip its magnetic poles once again. According to scientists, this pole shift occurs every 11 years and causes the magnetic poles of the sun to fade out and return totally opposite of their current configuration. The result of this pole shift to Earth is an up-tick of solar activity including flares and ejections. Scientists who have studied the sun and how it cycles through its activity name this period as the "solar maximum."

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Welcome to November second, the day on which we end daylight saving time and return to standard time which makes the sun set earlier in the evening and returns the extra light to the morning for a brief time until we close in on the winter solstice at which point most of us both rise and come home from work in the dark.

I often wondered where the idea for this shift of the clock originated, a shift that makes some people early for church on Sunday morning and then in the spring can make them miss church entirely.