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Monthly Archives: June 2012



It’s a Jungle Out There!

Bill Ruppert, Kirkwood resident and owner of Ruppert Gardens and Chicken Ranch, tells us that 24 of his 34 hens were killed two weeks ago by a mink. You read that right. A mink got through Bill’s two-inch by four-inch … Continue reading

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The Secret of NIMS

The world changed after 9/11.  Traveling by plane today is much more complicated, for one thing, but the post-9/11 world is different today in ways that go way beyond remembering not to pack nail clippers.  One significant change was the … Continue reading

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Fire Down Below

I found myself apologizing to colleagues yesterday for smelling like smoke.  You know, the way you smell after standing in front of a barbecue or toasting marshmallows over a bonfire?  It’s a crisp, burning smell, and it infused my clothing … Continue reading

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For the Men in Our Lives

Father’s Day is coming up:  HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all you dads out there!  The week of Father’s Day also happens to be National Men’s Health Week (June 11-17). I am very fortunate that at age 86, my dad is … Continue reading

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