Category Archives: Feature

The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers, Mar. 4, 2021

I had an experience a couple of weeks ago besides the 18-below- zero cold. I got up and felt a little fuzzy like I always do. I went out to the garage and started fiddling with something I had probably broken the day before. Things started to get strange. I became dizzy as a loon. I started...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers, Feb. 25, 2021

I’m writing this article on a morning that is eight degrees below zero. I can take a joke as well as the next guy, but I am absolutely, positively sick of it. I was throwing some trash into a metal dumpster uptown this morning because I missed the garbage truck. There were four inches of snow...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers, Feb. 18, 2021

I am a hard-core insomniac (a person who can’t sleep). It’s five o’clock a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10. I have not slept one minute yet tonight. Most nights, I can get three or four hours of sleep, but now and then I hit a night like this. The one place I used to feel like sleeping was...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers, February 11, 2021

Well, the first thing I have to do is gripe about the weather. Holy cow! Lynnville registered 23 below zero Tuesday morning. A lot of people in Iowa have an extra refrigerator in the garage. I do. Now, I put food in there to keep it from freezing. I hate snow. I could live without ever...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers, February 4, 2021

It has been another lousy week weather-wise. January was about three months long. I’ve been trapped in my little shop here at home. There is always a project out there. The 30-year-old Blazer I still drive is a constant project. The thing is rusting severely. I have used up five gallons of body filler trying to keep...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers, Jan. 28, 2021

Life is not going well at this time for me. Most of my time is occupied by running from one doctor to another. Today, what little time I had left over was spent trying to get up and down my drive. I’ve been stuck three times. I’ve written before how terrified I am of going to the...
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The DeeZee Spirit by Darrell Zegers, January 21, 2021

I used to laugh at some of the things my 90-year-old mother-in-law used to do. Now that I’m a geezer, it’s not funny anymore. She used to back up out of her drive until she hit her garbage cans. Then up the road she would go. I hit my garbage can when I back from my drive...
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