A friend of mine returned a call of mine one day while he was sitting in the Dallas airport, waiting for a flight out. He explained that he had just spent two days at the Texas State Fair and it was, he said, quite a sight to behold.
This book review came about completely by accident. That is, I never thought I would have picked up the book "Shop Class as Soulcraft" by Matthew B. Crawford, let alone review it. It looked like one of those "guy only" books, a philosophical essay by a mechanic/electrician about the general misconceptions of working in a manual trade, and comparing it to cubicle culture, which nowadays is more widely accepted as the more "legitimate" means of making a living.
Although most adolescent romantic relationships do not last, first romances are practice for more mature bonds in adulthood. In fact, warm and caring romantic relationships in the teen years tend to lead to satisfying, committed relationships in early adulthood.
If you're like me, you probably enjoy handing out advice, both solicited and unsolicited. After all, those of us who have vast life experiences owe it to those with less experience to share our wisdom.
Many people don't like to use synthetic herbicides in the landscape. But weeds can be a big problem with many gardening practices. With organic gardening, prevention is one of the most essential ways to keep weeds out.
It is a busy time at the extension office this month. Puzzled gardeners have called and some have brought in their sickly plants, just as a concerned parent will take their child to the doctor hoping for a remedy.
Many years ago, while serving as camp chaperone, I had some unfortunate boys in my cabin who got into some poison ivy. They were covered from head to toe. Best I can determine, they must have stripped down to the boxer shorts and rolled in it!