I decided to grab another cup of coffee and sit down and write my blog on a rainy Saturday afternoon. As I sat down in my comfortable recliner and contemplated on what to blog about, I asked myself “Why do I write a blog each week?” Before I began writing this week’s blog I looked back over the 300 blogs that I have written and … Continue reading WHY DO I BLOG?
I have some short stories to share with you. Experiences I had during the week. Some stories are funny, some are sad and some are just part of living your daily life. Here we go! I took a drive around the countryside and was shocked to see how much damage was done to farm sites from the wind storm on Thursday May 12th. I drove … Continue reading PAULS SHORT STORIES
I would not have made a good pioneer living on the prairie in the late 1800’s. To survive, you had to hunt and grow your own food. You had to build your own living quarters and all the other challenges. Plus, they did not have electricity! How did they do it? When you don’t have electricity for a few days it really makes you appreciate … Continue reading ELECTRICITY, THE GREATEST INVENTION OF ALL TIME!
Do you have a Facebook friend that you have never met? I have had a Facebook friend for over 10 years and have never met Omm Phu from Thailand. That all changed this past week. Omm is the mother of Eye, who was an exchange student at LQPV High School ten years ago. Omm and I became friends on Facebook shortly after Eye arrived in … Continue reading A MOM AND HER DAUGHTER
April is just about over and the LQPV softball team hasn’t played a game yet. I think they have been practicing since March 14th! That is 6 weeks of practice and no games! That has got to be tough. The weather conditions for spring sports this year has been horrendous. Discussion on Twitter has been to move some of the spring sports like golf to … Continue reading APRIL AND HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
This past week I interviewed Mark J Lindquist. Mark is currently in Poland doing humanitarian work on the border of Poland and Ukraine. He is boots on the ground helping Ukrainian refugees at the border. The stories he told about the suffering of the Ukrainian people moved me to tears at times. Mark Lindquist graduated from Ortonville High School in 1999. He was adopted in … Continue reading BOOTS ON THE GROUND