Category Archives: Opinion

Some word creativeness to ponder

This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it,...
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Press INKlings: Brain buzzer and snake walking system?

Over 225 years of patents have made our lives easier, or have they? On July 31, 1790, the first patent was granted in the United States. It was to Samuel Hopkins for a process of making potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer. The patent was signed by President George Washington. Getting a patent got off to...
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Press INKlings – Lest we forget: Today is Moon Day

It has been almost 50 years since the United States won the so-called race to put a man on the moon. President John F. Kennedy had challenged the nation. It was the mission of Apollo 11 to land two men on the moon, then return them safely to Earth. It was one of the most...
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Press INKlings: Our capital city made the list at 16th

With only 17 state capitals being also the largest cities in their respective states but not necessarily offering the best quality of life, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis to determine 2017's Best State Capitals to Live in. To identify the most livable seats of state government, WalletHub’s data team compared all 50 across...
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Press INKlings – Have ants pestered you yet?

If ants haven’t invaded your space yet this season, they probably will as many locals are complaining about ants. Have you ever wondered how in the world an army of ants can appear on your countertop, on your desk, or marching across your picnic? Earlier this month, my desk was crawling with ants. I’d forget...
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Press INKlings: Glorious summer officially here

By the calendar, summer is officially here even though it has seemed like summer earlier since we’ve had temperatures near 100 this spring. Local kids have already had almost a month of summer vacation from school. It’s a glorious time of the year. Glorious isn’t a word we use much except maybe when singing at...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers – 6-22-17

Father’s Day is over. My children, grandchildren, and their dogs and cats all came to my home to wish me a happy Father’s Day and to eat. They all like this weird vegetable called kohlrabi. They send me to the garden to pull and clean these miserable vegetables. I was out in the sun working and...
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