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Here comes the ... flower girl

I stood tall, facing the front of the church looking at nothing but his back. I hadn’t seen him all day. His hair was neatly arranged, no ha…

Bucket calf, Lucky

The following story was written by one of my readers, Janet Swaby, from Unionville, Iowa. Janet, after reading the story I wrote about our b…

Zero Points

Even though I live alone, I tend to do most of my grocery shopping at Costco. I always seem to be able to find what I need at the House of L…

Hidden taxes

The cable bill was the last straw, says Kristin Tate. “That’s the one that really made me mad.”Comca…

Bridal bliss

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s wedding season. Having aged out of the annual wedding circuit of the nonstop matrimonial madness of my 20s, I’ve …

Jovie is a morning person

Editor’s note: This column first published Dec. 15, 2016One month ago, if someone would have asked m…

New arrivals on the farm

My book is now available on Kindle. It’s called “Protected.” To find the book on Kindle, put in my name first, “Curt Swarm,” as there are nu…

‘I Dreamed a Dream’ come true

“Les Misérables” will always have special meaning to me. Not only is it one of the best stage musicals of all time, but also it marked the b…

Mental Illness: Break the stigma

No one knew the pain my 26- years-old Zac was suffering, he never let them behind his mask.  His friends and co-workers were shocked when th…
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