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 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 19, 2019

Taking a good look at the future of food

How does a maggot sausage dog and a big bowl of insect ice cream sound? I’m not too sure about the maggot sausage. Maggot seem like something that would eat sausage, not something you would make...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 12, 2019

Pretty hard to put a price tag on a mother

“I humbly appraise my mother’s worth, “It began with pain to give me birth, “Which triggered off a love so strong, “Blossoming into a life-long bond. “When needed, she was always there, ...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    May 5, 2019

I've fallen in love with Helvetica all over again

It’s been said that Helvetica is like water. I recently learned they’ve redesigned my drink of choice when it comes to typefaces. The font has been one of the most ubiquitous in graphic design...

 

Mom deserves to be Homemaker of the Century

Homemaker of the Year? Shoot, my mom should be Homemaker of the Century. As I was getting ready to write my column Thursday night I noticed a familiar face on the pages of my Facebook feed — my...

 

He is risen; what are you going to do about it?

He is risen. Yes, he is risen indeed! What are we going to do about it now? The best Easter sermon I ever heard was entitled “What are We Going To Do About it Now.” I say I heard it because I wasn...

 

Kitchen gadgets can be handy time-savers

Ahh, those kitchen gadgets. They’ve been making them for centuries and advertising them on late-night television infomercials for decades. Even if you bought it because you were worried it would...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    April 7, 2019

Trying to accept aging with grace - sort of

Apparently when a person reaches the age of 60 he realizes his body is never going to be the same. These days, when the doctor asks what body part hurts and/or doesn’t work, it’s easier to just...

 

Small town retail brave in fight to survive

Last week at the breakfast table my wife and I were reflecting on retail business and its demise or evolution. She had been a part of that growth and evolution in her family furniture and appliance...

 

Our tolerance for bad weather needs work

I’m not too sure if climate change is for real or not, but there’s no doubt the weather is going to change. We say it about the High Plains and I’ve heard it elsewhere as well: “If you don’t...

 

Pool exercises good for arthritis - and teasing

Three days a week, I strip down to a swimsuit and exercise with up to a half-dozen women. If that doesn’t give you self-confidence as a pudgy middle-aged man, don’t even bother with Dale...

 
 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles    March 3, 2019

Adding 'Oh Come Angel Band' to my list of hymns

I got a song stuck in my brain last week — not a classic rock tune, but a classic maybe. We hadn’t sung the hymn “Oh Come Angel Band” or “My Latest Sun is Sinking Fast” in church for a goo...

 

Life goes on amongst local wildlife

Some days I think the animal welfare line starts at my house. In addition to our pet fur babies that have a jerky treat addiction, we feed our feathered friends in the back yard. We’ve had bird...

 

Thinking back on the days of the school bike rack

What happened to the school bike rack? Did the band cut it up for drumsticks? I suppose if I asked today’s students where the bike rack was located I would get a lot of really strange looks. I...

 

Greyhound season sparked a desire to play

It was a simpler time. I didn’t know I was going to quit growing at 5-foot, 6 inches. And I was pretty sure I would play basketball for the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds. The time was...

 

Let's kick off with a Super Bowl quiz

We meet again — for the 53rd time at the end of the season. Yes, it’s Super Bowl Sunday and the buffet is open. We make gluttons of ourselves, we have parties, we talk smack to our guests but how...

 

Taking dogs along makes for a good ride - mostly

It’s pretty cool taking dogs in vehicles with you if they’re not throwing up. My dogs don’t ride with me too much; maybe it’s because the little one tosses her cookies about every other time...

 

Security upgrade hasn't caught anyone yet

I’ve never been the most security-minded person. I guess I just always felt like locking stuff up was just telegraphing to thieves that you had something worth stealing. A good portion of my life...

 

Lesson learned about family feuds and nerf guns

I took careful aim and shot the off-duty cop square in the chest and all hell broke loose. Soon, I learned not to bring a Nerf gun to a family feud. OK, so the police officer was really my niece (who...

 

Don't spend too much time wringing hands over shutdown

Government shutdown. It has a nice ring for some of us, but the hand wringing in Washington D.C. is starting to get a little loud in the media. Two weeks into the shutdown — or more precisely...

 

Got my social networking done at Salvation Army kettle

I logged into my social network a couple of times last week. No, I wasn’t lurking around on Facebook. I was ringing the bell for Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign on behalf of Rotary. I’m pre...

 

'A Christmas Story' full of life lessons

Everything I ever needed to know about life I learned from “A Christmas Story.” All right, for all you math whizzes, who vaguely know my age — I didn’t learn much about life until my late 20s...

 

Getting better at running Portales' electric show

I’m no Reddy Kilowatt, but I do have a healthy respect for electrical current. I don’t like to get shocked, even by static electricity. I guess it seems fitting for this guy to be the one a...

 

Returning to civilization after No-Shave November

I’ve always wished I could have lived as a mountain man in the mountains of the American West. I’m just not sure I would have ever had the proper beard for it. Robert Redford, in the movie...

 

Pair of pups makes for canine comedy duo

I should have named them Tom and Jerry or Mutt and Jeff or even Abbott and Costello. I probably would have if I had got them both at the same time. One of my dogs is a 75-pound, insecure coward with a...

 

No luck chatting with local wildlife

I talk to the animals. That’s right, in case you don’t read my column regularly you might not know that. Of course if you see me on the Eastern New Mexico University campus hollering up into the... Full story

 

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