Rich Glennie

11/02/2016 - 7:51am
I had a bad week recently. How can a retiree have a bad week, you ask? Trust me, it happens. Three things happened. The first occurred while grocery shopping. After we unloaded the groceries into the car, I pushed the empty cart to the nearby corral. When I was done, I tugged on the door handle of a vehicle only to discover I was one parking stall off. It was not my silver Buick. It was a...
07/27/2016 - 2:03pm
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...
07/20/2016 - 9:40am
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 - 8:45am
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 - 9:28am
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 - 10:03am
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...
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