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Stuck in a Rut?

Are you feeling confused, stressed-out, or just feel like you are stuck in a rut?  We all find ourselves with these feelings at times.  Sometimes we have just too much…

Kickstarter:  “Target Audience”

Over the years, I’ve had a lot of jobs besides ministry, to help pay the bills.  When I was young, I sold meat from a freezer off the back of…

Stump County Chittlin’ Strut Canceled

It looks like Stump County is going to have to change our motto. It has always been “We may be ig’nant but we’uns got commonsense.” Now, you got to understand…

Jet Skis, Motorcycles and Mud Holes

Sunday I watched as my son, wife and friend turned my beautiful pond into a mud hole.  It isn’t a problem, it will settle out. And besides, if it makes…

Fake News

Have you ever received the advice, don’t believe everything you hear?  Well, in some cases, that is good advice.  Would you like a few examples? The Atlantic Magazine’s critical analysis…

Kickstarter: “Capital Investment”

When I went on my last cross-country flight of 3,000 miles, I traveled overnight so I could arrive in the morning.  My plan was to sleep comfortably on the airplane—seated…

Great Goddle Mighty

It looks like one of the counties in the real world is trying to take Stump County’s position in the country. Our only claim to fame is that we are…

Splittin’ Wood, Running Water and Lying About Grand-brats

We just spent Saturday in a geriatric wood-split-ting session. I had gotten the daughter a load of mill ends. For you city folks mill ends can be anything from the…

Vintage Baby Names

Parents draw baby name inspirations from a variety of eras throughout history, but some names get lost over time. This re-porter came across some interesting facts about names that were…

Nothing New Under the Sun Part II

What is the upcoming trend for 2018? According to several TV programs, meditation is the upcoming trend for 2018. We can now download over 1,300 smart phone apps designed to…