I haven’t told you yet that, for the past two years, I’ve been at war with small, cylindrical creatures from the netherworld.
Sneaky subterranean little buggers with velvety fur coats.
The Kansas legislature recently passed a law denying the federal government the right to enforce federal gun laws in Kansas. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the law is unconstitutional and the Kansas Legislature, Governor Sam Brownback, and Secretary of State Kris Kobach say it is constitutional.
Okay, they weren't really pigeon eggs. They were quail eggs. But the important this is that when I ate them I thought they were pigeon eggs, and so I think I should get some credit for the mental discipline it took to try them. They are small, they are cute, and they taste just like chicken eggs.
What US city has the most days of precipitation (rain or snow) in a year?
This being Mother’s Day I thought I it might be fun to pick out some classic songs about mothers and their advice — and challenge you to name the artists that recorded them. The answers are at the bottom of the column.
Last year on the first weekend of May, it was so hot you couldn’t stand to hunt turkeys in a long sleeved shirt. Must have been 90 degrees or more. This year on the first weekend of May, it snows almost three inches up here on Lightnin’ Ridge.
Rich and I found a swarm of white bass up some little creek with no name, and caught a limit one evening in only an hour or so, on top-water Rapala minnows. I would rather fish them than the jigs most people use. You jerk the lure under a couple of feet and then let it float a little. That day whites were clobbering it, but 90 percent were males. I caught a 19-inch female white that day that I thought might be a hybrid at first, it was so big.
Forty years ago this week, The Washington Post – and its self-described “young and hard-digging reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein” – took home a Pulitzer Prize for public service for coverage of the Watergate scandal.
Republican radicalism thrives here in Kansas, the reddest of red states, and within our state, in the reddest counties, and our brand of red-state radicalism does not bode especially well for the future of rural Kansas.
I’ve heard historians say that, in the so-called primitive cultures, the women bear and raise the children, gather and raise food for the family, and prepare the meals. The men hunt, fish, and tell stories. Many of you will see there is nothing primitive about this except for the lack of hunting and fishing in some areas.