Rich Glennie

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, including the duty to vote, that most of the world can...
09/16/2015 - 8:31am
I was sitting in my lawn chair, with my adult beverage and book — dodging nuts! One nut hit me on the shoulder. I moved a bit. The next shell hit me on top of the head. I moved again. Pretty soon I was out of the shade and into the hot sun. That defeated the purpose of being outside, enjoying my backyard nature scenes. While there was a...
09/09/2015 - 10:46am
It was a debate over which vehicle to use when we drove to Iowa for another funeral recently. It was going to be 90 degrees with high humidity. I preferred our air conditioned Buick; my son preferred his 1965 Chevy pickup truck. It has no air conditioning other than two windows, two wing vents and hand-operated floor vents. While I thought it...
08/19/2015 - 9:13am
I’ve never considered myself directionally challenged … until now. On our recent trip to Michigan and southwestern Ontario, my rusty navigational skills using an old atlas got us lost twice. And both times, I had to get out of the car and ask for directions. That, I believe by macho male standards, is embarrassing. I’ve...
08/12/2015 - 9:29am
We were sitting with old friends in their living room in Stratford, Ontario, recently, watching the nightly news. They happened to have a New York TV station on at the time, and we noticed something peculiar. The TV weather map was an outline of New York state with an unidentified white blob north of there. That white blob happened to be Canada...
07/29/2015 - 9:29am
I’m a law-and-order guy. I’ve always told my children that if they ever had to go to court, they are innocent until proven guilty. It’s in our U.S. Constitution. A McLeod County District Court judge recently said the same thing when my son opted to fight two alleged traffic violations. If you think the words of the U.S....
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