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 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles 

Best part of turkey is the enchiladas

Turkey Day has come and gone and the dogs have dragged the carcass onto the lawn. The last bone I did pick. If I cooked it properly, no one will get sick. As I told readers last wee... — Updated 11/27/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Know everything I need for a good Thanksgiving

Inflation is reportedly going to strike the Thanksgiving table hard this year. The price of the items that go into a traditional Thanksgiving dinner are estimated to rise 14% this... — Updated 11/20/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Watch yourself in the Medicare telephone tsunami

The Terry household has been caught up in a tsunami the last week or so — a telephone tsunami. In case you haven’t heard, the deadline to make changes to your Medicare is... — Updated 11/13/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Feelings about daylight saving time might change by 2029

I really do care about my readers. Therefore I try to avoid continually repeating a topic. You don’t like reading the same thing over and over and it makes me look a little... — Updated 11/6/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Past 18-plus months have been rough on junior high

As I cruised slowly through the school zone at the junior high, my afternoon slowed even more as a young man appeared at the curb near the crosswalk. I stopped and the student... — Updated 10/30/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Slow down, take some time to enjoy fall

Well, the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock and once again I’m so danged busy I don’t have time to enjoy the glorious season of fall. Lots of us get really... — Updated 10/23/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Barely managed to avoid a great temptation

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about my trip to Denver but I didn’t talk about the great temptation. No, it wasn’t the wonderful ice cream I fetched for my wife and I one night... — Updated 10/16/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

No choice but to venture forth into brave new online world

Business transactions are moving online and with little to no human contact thanks to “progress” and the pandemic. Every time I get forced into using one of these new platforms... — Updated 10/9/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Trip to Denver offers ringside seat to humanity

Human observation can be a blast when done right. The opportunity presented itself last month on a trip to Denver with my wife. We stayed downtown in a hotel a block off Denver’s... — Updated 10/2/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

We'll eat well as long as freezer keeps running

I’ll take my ribeye medium rare please. That’s a statement that all of us have said a lot less these days. Early in the pandemic last year we saw the meat cases at our... — Updated 9/25/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Hope Mom keeps the air conditioner on for me

Ahhh, the good old days of sleeping with the windows open. We were forced to relive those days last week as the air conditioner took a header. Seems my memory of the good old days... — Updated 9/18/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Like my other black eye stories better than truth

Wow! What in the world happened to you? Anyone who's ever had a black eye knows they're going to answer that question over and over. It's always best to have a really good story at... — Updated 9/11/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

'Earned media' isn't the marketing I know and understand

The job sounded great — a marketing position with the state tourism department. State benefits for a job I could do indoors for which I was vaguely qualified. I am pretty sure... — Updated 9/4/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Rain brings out the critters in my neighborhood

A little more moisture than usual and things that scurry, wiggle, squirm and croak go crazy. I love the noise the toads make when they sing after a rain, but it can be a little unne... — Updated 8/28/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Photography and I span a lot of history

I’ve told people I could write about any subject at the drop of a hat. Apparently I can do the same thing with a Rotary program. When the program coordinator cornered me I... — Updated 8/21/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Watching cameras chase balls into the corn was a reminder

We built it and they came. The South Avenue A All Stars spent a summer building a ball field and the attendance at pick-up games in the neighborhood increased greatly. The vacant... — Updated 8/14/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Trying not to take youthful knowledge for granted

If you’ve been around as long as I have you’re probably starting to experience moments with the younger generation that just make you smack your forehead. For instance in... — Updated 8/7/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Plenty of good memories of past employees

Time slowly creeps by, but at times it comes rushing back to meet you. I don’t know where to begin estimating the number of people I’ve supervised as a manager in 30-odd years.... — Updated 7/24/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Liked tents better when they weren't business plan

I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with tents. I loved them before they became a part of my work life. I hate ‘em as a part of the business plan. My earliest memories of... — Updated 7/17/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Summer often means a craving for ice cream

The old summertime saying goes: “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.” I’m not too sure I’ve ever done too much screaming for ice cream, but I sure have... — Updated 7/10/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Ice cream, fireworks may be just what we need

It’s Independence Day and we have a lot to celebrate. This past 18 months has really taught us all just how important independence is to us all. We got just a little taste of... — Updated 7/3/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Miss my 'Killer Bee' - but I'll stick to fake motorcycles

As I pulled up at the stop light next to the really loud motorcycle in my minivan, I couldn’t resist doing my motorcycle imitation as I accelerated from the light. I tried to get... — Updated 6/26/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

To jobseekers: Get out there and take a chance

Social skills in the age of social media are in short supply. This past week I helped host a job fair and conducted a couple of job interviews for student-hires at our Chamber of... — Updated 6/19/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Pride in mowing less important as I grow older

In the last week I’ve turned down a couple of offers to mow my lawn. By the time I finally got through the mowing late last week I was wondering if I’d made the right choice.... — Updated 6/12/2021

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Like to keep an eye on my feathered friends

I think I may have become a bit of a birdbrain. I base that conclusion on an examination of the cash register receipt after purchasing wild birdseed recently. I’ve always liked... — Updated 6/5/2021

 

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