GUEST POST from Don: Romantic Sunset At The Beach

My wife and I were having a relaxing weekend at the cottage near the lake.  It was our anniversary and I planned a wonderful experience for us. After being married longer than we were single it was difficult to plan something special.  That, and I am particularly NOT a celebratory-type of person.  I would rather not have a …
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GUEST POST from Don: Fun Facts About Carpenter Ants

I’m coming up on 30 years in pest control.  After a few years as an employee, I became an owner.  Now I am an employee again (in another state).  I’m not paid as much working as an employee, but I don’t have to answer calls on weekends or deal with big issues.  I have seen things most people never …
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GUEST POST from Don: Bad Habits

BAD HABITS sink ships. Well… in this case it almost sank a ferryboat service.  Valley View Ferry has been in operation since 1785.  That is when former Revolutionary War veteran John Craig petitioned the state of Virginia to operate a ferry at Valley View on the Kentucky River near the mouth of Tates Creek.  (Yup!  The ferry began service …
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GUEST POST from Don: Doing Faith Wrong

from Don: “Here’s one that is not exactly biographical…I was laying in bed thinking about a Bible study I was part of today…when it all came to me in a flash.  I had to get up and jot some notes.  Then I laid back down and was almost asleep when a brief hailstorm hit…and then I was …
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GUEST POST from Don: Quirky!

As a person who has spent most of his life in Michigan, the small town in Kentucky where we now live is often amusing.  I am sure the long-time residents here think of it as “homey.” Driving south on Main I have to turn left to get home.  Traffic at 4 pm is heavy.  There is NO break …
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GUEST POST from David: Remembering The Internet

David is a friend of mine from way back. We met on the old usenet, way before google was a thing (let alone a thing that took over usenet), on soc.penpals. He lived in the UK at the time, we became pen-pal friends, and later, when I was going through a terrible time in my …
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GUEST POST from Don: Ten-Foot Trestle

That the presence of railroads for small farm communities was of great importance a century or more ago is an understatement.  It allowed people in villages and rural communities to move their crops and animals to market and receive back products from distant cities. Railroads also created some problems.  Farmers often had fields or herds on both …
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GUEST POST from Don: Settling Estates

(NOTE that Don’s guest posts will be shared on Sundays; however due to illness it is a day late this week.) The NEXT major problem for settling estates We just retired. We have no training in wills, estate planning or investments. However, before retiring my wife and I had to deal with several estate issues. …
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GUEST POST from Don: Living In High Horse Country

Another great post, in a totally different vein, from Don – enjoy! Let’s just say that horses are everywhere near where I live.  In fact, it is somewhat amusing to pass a field with cows or goats because they are so rare in this county.   Statues of horses are also everywhere.  Businesses have horses of a different …
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GUEST POST from Don: The Dying Generation

…No one seems to want to claim to be part of “The Dying Generation” but it is clear that many younger adults consider that entrance to be at retirement or 60, whichever comes first.  It is a bias perhaps based on the false belief that a person’s worth is related to financial productivity…