Category Archives: Story

As Sharp as Nut Picks

As Sharp as Nut Picks
I managed to make it to one of our City's early church services this morning.  The sermon was a little flat, but we can't always expect stellar sermons on a weekly basis considering we live in North Iowa.  Saying this now, reminds me of a conversation I had with one of my favorite pastors in the area.  His sermons are always off the cuff which I … continue reading

Squeeze a Buffalo

Squeeze a Buffalo
Every time I pick up a current events magazine, or read any of the international online news, I grow all the more concerned about the direction the governments of our world's countries are moving.With it being a little slow at my open house today which was likely due it being extra warm and sunny, I decided to take a peek at one of the recent e … continue reading

White Shite Tonight

White Shite Tonight
I walked up the not so slick sidewalk and got the house unlocked as well as turning on as many lights I could find.  But while doing that, I hadn't realized the buyers had already arrived and were making their way in the direction of the driveway.  Before I got the front door opened, the husband had already slipped and nearly fallen.  I quickly … continue reading

Absolute Laziness

Absolute Laziness
Please don't forget about my public open house tomorrow that's located at 1034 Park Lane here in Mason City.  I'll be there from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, so do tell everyone because it really is a very well built home in a much sought after district of our City.  As far as I'm concerned, it should've been sold right out of the gates, but I have to remembe … continue reading

1853 Springview Drive

1853 Springview Drive
First off, the kitchen/dining area to the back of the home offers abundant natural lighting and fabulous views of the outdoors due to there being no homes behind it.  I've always liked homes with that feature because it offers more privacy both outside and within.The master bedroom has a 1/2 bath off, and all the windows were recently replaced … continue reading

Half Empty

Hopefully everyone has arrived safely where they needed to be the day after Christmas.One can only imagine all the left-overs that were being re-invented for today's meal and possibly a few more forward.  Some meats actually taste better twice warmed.  I'm sure you've all had left-over turkey and standing rib roast sandwiches the following da … continue reading

Waiting for the Day

After finding a light coat of snow on the ground this morning, with great dis-pleasure I went into the storeroom and pulled out the snow shovel which I'd hoped would remain there for a few more weeks.  It's amazing how quickly we forget those many muscles that go un-used when shoveling until it comes time to do it again.  I'm sure I'll be having … continue reading

I Don’t Have To

With Christmas Eve bearing down on us once again, I've found myself taking a different approach to the Season after all those many years of performing the same old rituals.  After looking more closely at the whole picture, my sudden change was likely caused by the unexpected evolution of my thinking.  Whether we want to admit it or not, we humans … continue reading

Druid Priest

If only we could have days like today up until the first of the year, and then start warming up.  Sounds a bit scary when considering the official 1st day of winter doesn't start until the 22nd of this month.  At least we haven't had any of that evil white stuff to contend with thus far.One of my late morning appointments took me out to a home … continue reading

Carved in Italy

The first and foremost little job for me today was to play for St. Paul Lutheran Church's Service.  Before I arrived there a little after 8:00 am, I ran thru the pieces they selected for me play just one more time on the piano at my office.  When I arrived, I was glad the church was heating up because me fingers were exceptionally cold, and as mo … continue reading