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Mystery pic: While motoring home last Friday, I happened to spot a flock of birds way, way up high in the sky. Please read this to see more about whatever these creatures might have been. Maybe.
This week is for the birds. Really. Well, not really. It’s more about the birds, instead of for the birds. The photographs which accompany this week’s column were taken during various walkabout adventures involving yours truly. All of the pics were taken during the last couple of weeks. We’re...
Rain, rain, go away...at least for long enough that a guy can get in a walk. Smart people would have stayed inside, where it was warm and dry.
This week...some sage advice from somebody who's been around the block once or twice... ...really. I go around the block once or twice for my daily walkabouts. First bit of advice...if you decide to go for a walk when it's raining, you are going to get wet... One evening last week, while The Other...
A simple black and white picture simply does not do justice to some of the forces of nature which were at work one afternoon last week in Union County.
Amazing. At the time this was being started last Friday morning, Mother Nature was sharing a little bit of sunshine with us. Seemed like the last time we had seen the light of the sun might have been sometime last October. Then again, the forecast was calling for the return of clouds...and rain......
A rarely seen goose with no head was spotted during February at a local farm pond in Union County. The pond also is home to every large fish that has ever been caught, or will be caught, in the county. The goose may have escaped from a flock belonging to the Headless Horseman.
April Fool's Day is nigh, the scribe thought, with a sigh, time to come up with something silly, maybe even wry. As last week showed, and a whole bunch of others, too, sometimes being creative is more than yours truly can do. While wandering through a parking lot one evening last week, a fellow...
How does he (she?) do that? A goose seemed quite content to stand around on one leg, even though the pose seemed to defy the laws of science, or physics, or something...there's probably a logical explanation...the goose, by the way, hissed at me...and hissed again...and again...
This week, once again, we're going to have a little bit of this, and a little bit of that... ...that's mainly 'cause sometimes, when your scribe sits down at the keyboard to create a masterpiece, there's just not much going on between the brain and the fingers...it's kind of like creativity decided...
He's baaaacckkkk....maybe. Couldn't tell for sure if this critter happened to be Chuck. However, he happened to be in the right place.
Hope springs eternal, which, is a really, really good thing... My fingers are cold as I'm hacking at the keyboard on a chilly Monday morning in March at The Paragraph Factory. Seems like my fingers have been cold since, oh, sometime last October. I didn't help my own cause last Sunday night, either...
As recent widespread flooding demonstrates, severe weather can happen any time of the year. To help people prepare for weather emergencies, IEMA and local emergency management agencies will be promoting Severe Weather Preparedness Month throughout March. "We want to make sure families have a plan...
Not quite sure what kind of seed cluster, or ball, or pod, this might be...probably should know.
Thank goodness... ...last Saturday afternoon, yours truly went on a daily walkabout.  The sun was shining, all bright and warm. Yes. Warm. As in I won't freeze my face while on a walk.  I'm not sure how or why the idea flashed through my simple little mind. Such is often the case. That being said,...
A vehicle makes it way through high water on West Vienna Street in Anna last Saturday evening. At the time, rain was falling out of the sky in proverbial buckets. Buckets would play a critical role in how your writer spent part of Saturday evening with his bride. By the way, if you think the picture is a little blurry and fuzzy, that's because conditions were a whole lot blurry and fuzzy at the time.
It was a dark and stormy night. Really. It was. And a dark and stormy afternoon. And a dark and stormy evening.  Unless you happened to be hibernating, you probably saw that it rained a little bit last weekend in Union County. While the deluge wasn't quite of Biblical proportions, it sure was...
The Union County Selective Service office has announced that the county draft call for March, 1968, is for 12 Union County men. Merchants in Anna are offering Leap Year Specials to their customers this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Members of the A-J Future Farmers of America visited the O.K....

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