Rich Glennie

07/27/2016 - 3:03pm
During last week’s hot streak, I spotted a sparrow sitting on my bird feeder. In his mouth was a seed, but he was too worn out from the heat to eat it. Not far away was a squirrel, sprawled out on the tire of my son’s trailer. He was spreadeagle on the top of the tire in the shade. He looked exhausted. My oldest brother in Arizona often tells me 100 degrees in the desert is a dry...
07/20/2016 - 10:40am
I saw something the other day that gave me renewed hope. It involved a young girl coming to my front door one afternoon. Last week, my wife and I were watching TV when someone knocked at the door. My wife answered, and after a few moments asked me to talk to the person. It turned out to be a young girl, perhaps 9 or 10 years old, with several...
07/13/2016 - 9:45am
I scrambled outside, dodging the heavy rain, to get to my car on the street only to find out I had the wrong car key. Back I went as the heavy rains soaked through my light jacket. I managed to make it back to the car, a bit more soaked than before, and headed to last week’s Glencoe City Council meeting. When I arrived, I was greeted by...
06/29/2016 - 10:28am
I was on all fours, eyeball to eyeball with my garden weeds. With the expanded “tire” around my stomach, it was difficult to breathe, and I was perspiring profusely, but the weeds had to go. They were taking over the garden.   While I was talking at (not to) the weeds, I was thinking about the recently completed Glencoe Days...
06/22/2016 - 11:03am
While the political charades continue on the national level, local politics are at work, too. Two items come to mind: storm water and setting precedent. At the June 6 Glencoe City Council meeting, council members heard that the city may try to prevent water from the eastern watershed from flowing west into the central watershed as a reaction to...
05/04/2016 - 12:05pm
As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton methodically march to their political party nominations, I have been hearing more and more people saying they may not vote at all. They may sit on the sidelines because they don’t care for either party front-runner.   That would be unfortunate for the United States, the bastion of freedoms,...
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