Monday, November 29, 2021

Why did the alien go to Saturn? To go ring shopping. Why did the multimillionaires go to space? Because they could. Today, countless millionaires and billionaires are lining up to get themselves or, more accurately, their money, into space.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

This Thanksgiving, one of the blessings I’m grateful for is our community’s embracing of the arts. Though Norfolk may not be a large town, it does boast an arts presence that rivals Nebraska’s larger cities. Norfolk has a community art center, community theatre and a sculpture walk. Live mus…

“There’s another one!” Tom would tell Maddie and me as we were driving down the interstate in Georgia this summer. By the time it registered we needed to look outside our car going some 70 miles per hour we missed seeing anything. Tom was keeping his eye out for armadillos and, actually, roa…

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Monday, November 22, 2021

As November rolls around, Thanksgiving is always something that I look forward to. It is a time that I get to spend with my family and friends and celebrate with them. To celebrate Thanksgiving, my family usually gets together at someone's house or shed.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s a time for family celebrations, delicious food and Black Friday shopping. Thanksgiving festivities are always celebrated at my house. The morning always starts by watching the Macy’s Day Parade. My little brothers get particularly excited when the…

The fall and winter holidays are the best time of the year. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, there is so much excitement and joy. Thanksgiving is a special time for many, including myself. This is a time to be grateful and thankful for everything that we are ble…

Friday, November 19, 2021

    One of the stupidest platitudes ever uttered is “There’s no such thing as a stupid question.” Of course there’s such a thing as a stupid question —just as there is such a thing as stupidity in general.

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021

    Victor Hugo published his well-known novel about a deformed bell ringer in 1831. I own a Barnes and Noble Classics edition published in 2004. In it, there is a biography about Hugo in which I learned that the writer was so beloved that two million people joined his funeral procession through…

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s time to plan your charcuterie board. You maybe thought people still arranged bite sized carrots and pieces of celery in a relish tray with some onion dip and they were set for hors d’oeuvres. They’re not. In 2021, when turkey may be in short s…

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021

    Public libraries everywhere are a reflection of their communities. They design their programs, collections and services around the unique needs of the people they serve. For this to work well, libraries must listen to the people in their community to know what they want. Sometimes this is do…

    Monday, November 15, 2021

    The question of whether or not to celebrate Columbus Day or have Indigenous Peoples Day celebrated along with or in place of it is a topic of public discourse. While others may disagree, it is this author’s assertion that Columbus Day should be the sole celebration for that day. This is beca…

    Franklin D. Roosevelt deemed Columbus Day a federal holiday in 1937, but it was celebrated in some areas of the U.S. as early as the 18th century. Today, it is celebrated in various forms throughout North and South America. However, in the United States, there has been a considerable amount …

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