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I was 12,500 feet off the ground with the cabin door completely open. The wind was whipping my hair in every direction, and my body was strapped tightly to a seat. Strong men in uniform surrounded … more
Hats. I see hats. When visiting Nancy and Scott Wolfe for the first time to see some of Nancy’s collection of antique hats and daily wear for women, I felt that I was inhabiting a … more
St. Johns Cemetery is a quiet and peaceful place away from the rush and turmoil of the world. It’s a place to sit and reflect. It’s located between where Cording and Miller Ridge roads … more
Everything about it is a challenge. There’s the weather, with sticky humidity and temps nearing 80. There’s the terrain, gradually sloping up. There’s the knowledge that … more
What is more joyful than a striped caterpillar munching away at a milkweed leaf? Whenever the agonies of our human confusion overwhelm me, I simply have to take a walk on my land and take solace … more
I am not sure when the doves built their nest in the flowering plant hanging on my front porch. It must have happened when we were having day after day of rain. I later witnessed the dove … more
I have great respect for people who seek to maintain and foster relationships with citizens of other countries over many years and/or decades. This respect comes from observing my wife, Sarah, … more
A warm home. Musicians jamming. And a woman named Laurie Rische cooking up a storm! Three essential ingredients for perfection. Laurie manages her kitchen like a lioness. You don’t want … more
A story in last week’s Gazette about the closing of Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor this coming Friday included this quote from manager Valerie Deininger, “Happy … more
I am thrilled to see all of us, the Galena High School graduating class of 2019, sitting here today. We “full sended” throughout our senior year, and we made it to May 19, graduation day. … more
This day marks the beginning and the end of an important stage of our lives. Within our time here at River Ridge, the class of 2019 has been through their fair share of difficulties, whatever they … more
Rally Green. No one in Galena ever saw that color before or after that. Folks talked about that car in 1969. Nothing like it. “That green Nova was a one and only. Ask folks who lived in … more
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