Jul 182020
 

In my last Newspaper Days blog, titled The Pecking Order, I wrote about a U.S. senator who paid us a visit when he was making a run for the presidency. While we didn’t hear from candidates for the highest office in the land every four years, local politicians did seek me out. But usually only […]

Jul 142020
 

There is a popular T-shirt that I see both in boating circles and RVing groups that says something along the lines of “I’m sorry for what I said when I was backing up the RV” or “I’m sorry for what I said when I was trying to get the boat on the trailer” or some […]

Jul 112020
 

You might think that a small town newspaper publisher’s world pretty much ended at the city limits, or no further than the county. And for the most part, you would be right. And I was always content with that. As one of my mentors in the business told me when I was first starting out, […]

Apr 282020
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I don’t have anything else to talk about […]

Christmas In July

 Posted by at 1:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 272017
 

My folks never had a lot of money, but even when I was a kid it always impressed me that no matter how little we had, anytime a friend, or a neighbor, or a relative, or even a total stranger needed something, my parents were always right there for them. That’s just the kind of […]

My Personal Fetish

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052016
 

My old man used to always say that we are all crazy in our own way, and as long as your crazy and my crazy don’t clash too much, we’ll get along just fine. My career as a small town newspaper publisher, along with some years working in law enforcement, convinced me that Dad was […]

17 Years

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 162015
 

Today is a special day for us, our 17th wedding anniversary. And what a wonderful seventeen years it has been! Terry and I had both experienced bad marriages before and neither of us was looking to get involved with anyone. In fact, when it did happen it took us both by surprise. We had known […]

Getting A Lot Done

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 222014
 

I have had a lot of blog readers asking me what I suggest they do for internet access now that Verizon has acquired Millenicom’s accounts and it seems to be out of the internet business. I don’t really know what to advise anybody because at this point the entire industry seems to be in a […]