DIANE BECKER
Wednesday, March 03, 2021

I have a weakness for old typewriters. Our son called me from his workplace last week and said they were throwing out some 1990 vintage typewriters and would I be interested in owning any of them. I thought of these faithful office machines that had hammered out so many words and ideas (OK, …

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

One good thing about all of the vast whiteness of snow in our yard is seeing the interesting tracks made by animals that we hadn’t known were walking around our farm.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Since COVID became a thing, I’ve been joining clubs right and left. There are benefits to joining a club. If you pick the right one, you’ll probably meet people who share your same interests and ideally, you’ll learn about something other than the current coronavirus numbers.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

It may be below zero outside, but my heart has been warmed by a website our youngest daughter used last week as part of a school assignment. It’s a genealogy website that had me texting our own six descendants late at night interesting facts about their ancestors.

Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Tom got me what I considered to be the ideal Christmas gift as it included three important things: technology, entertainment and less time cleaning.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The last nine months of being cooped up at home has given people a greater appreciation for nature, which has translated into a greater interest in house plants. According to an owner of a nursery, house plants are flying out of the store. People call ahead to see what varieties are availabl…

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Farmers may have a new crop — carbon. A Michigan senator has made the establishment of a federal agricultural carbon market a priority for 2021. Sounds odd — a crop that is intangible — but it’s getting a lot of interest.

Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Last week I was in a public restroom and was hoping to hold a paper towel in my hand to open the door so I wouldn’t have to touch the handle. Then I noticed a cool add-on — a foot release at the bottom that made the door swing open without having to turn the knob. It was a genius move for th…

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Wednesday, December 02, 2020

I had a sad realization as I ate part of a turkey drumstick on Thanksgiving Day. I have to give up eating meat. When I was recovering from the coronavirus four months ago, I noticed a distinct loss of taste and smell.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

I’m not sure how many college visits we’ve made over the years - dozens I suppose, as five different kids tried to decide where to start their post high school education. We’ve eaten a lot of free meals in a lot of college cafeterias.

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DIANE BECKER
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