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Grow My Brain, Please

Grow My Brain, Please

Mommy, whuzzat? That’s an apple tree, Son. Who made it? God. Why? To give us fruit and shade. Why? Because He loves us. Why? Because He wants us to love…

Fuzzy Tortoiseshell Calico Cats, Reputations and Contentment

Fuzzy Tortoiseshell Calico Cats, Reputations and Contentment

Last week I had stopped to get a couple of tires replaced. (You just have to worry about the quality of things when a set of trailer tires go bad…

One Side Will Make You Grow Taller…

One Side Will Make You Grow Taller…

There’s always something going on next door. Last Thursday, The Neighbor mentioned that he had spotted a big patch of bright orange mushrooms on the side of the road. Being…

Just Because You Can…

Just Because You Can…

By Greg Smith I turned eighteen years old the June after I graduated high school.  Later that summer, our church’s youth group went on a mission trip to Georgia.  One…

A to Z Kitchen Tips & Tricks

A to Z Kitchen Tips & Tricks

This reporter discovered most of the following tips on the back of a note pad that came with a request for money from one of the dozens of letters received…

September Song School is in session for students everywhere and football games are in full swing.  The hot muggy days of summer are on their way out, and a jacket…

Battling weeds

Battling weeds

What is the difference between a weed eater and a flame thrower? Apparently not much if you watch the activity in The Neighbor’s yard. I tried to think of a…

System Wreckers, Filing Wrecks & How to Hide a Wrecker

System Wreckers, Filing Wrecks & How to Hide a Wrecker

I’m having a difficult time concentrating this morning. My office and life are in disarray. I can’t find my stuff. On a positive note it is only my office stuff…

Stump County Stomp

Stump County Stomp

We were down to the Poore School (pronounced Po-school) watching some of the chaps on the playground. There was one big kid picking on some of the others. We were…

Book of Virtues

Book of Virtues

 By Greg Smith On my bookshelf at home, there’s a book called The Children’s Book of Virtues, by William J. Bennett.  Inside are stories from Greek mythology, Native American legend, folktales…