The View From Planet Kerth: Spring, when the wind whispers: "What next? What next?"
Published 04/14/2014 at 1:32 p.m.
It is spring. Today the windows are open and the wind whispers through the screens, setting the drapes all a-dance.
The View From Planet Kerth: One more chapter in a bristling lifelong story
Published 04/07/2014 at 3:11 p.m.
If prime-time television is any guide, I would sell off my Gillette stock — if I had any. That's because just about everybody with a Y chromosome these days seems to be walking around with a three-day's growth of beard ...
The View From Planet Kerth: Welcome to Umbrage — next stop: High Dudgeon
Published 04/01/2014 at 11:19 a.m.
It was early evening, and I had spent most of the day on the go — grocery shopping, cleaning the house, doing dishes and laundry, cooking meals. I wanted to put my brain and body on pause for a few ...
The View From Planet Kerth: The one question that tells you all you need to know
Published 03/25/2014 at 10:07 a.m.
One question. That's all you get. Imagine that you've just met someone for the first time.
The View From Planet Kerth: Take two pills and call me if you survive until morning
Published 03/17/2014 at 10:11 a.m.
As Mark Twain tells it, he once had one of those nagging colds that just wouldn't go away. He asked a neighbor what he should do about it. "Drink a quart of whisky," the neighbor said.
The View From Planet Kerth: Living in a state of denial about dangerous beasties
Published 03/10/2014 at 3:32 p.m.
Some states have critters so fearsome roaming around, you wonder how people can stand to live there. That was the topic of conversation recently when my buddies Bill and Mike came from Illinois to visit recently.
The View From Planet Kerth: Model homes force a welcome to the New Stone Age
Published 03/03/2014 at 3:55 p.m.
I spend a lot of time in model homes. Way more time than a man should have to spend in one, especially since I live in a home less than five years old.
The View From Planet Kerth: Living a life that's greater than the sum of its prescriptions
Published 02/24/2014 at 1:32 p.m.
It is the gathering of the clans. Hands are clasped, shoulders are hugged, and the children are sent aside to play their children's games while the adults speak of matters meant for adult ears only.
The View From Planet Kerth: Winter-weary Midwesterners shovel their way to wings
Published 02/17/2014 at 3:19 p.m.
I grew up in a working-class Illinois Methodist home, and though I wouldn't say that my family was particularly religious, Dad was the poster-child for the protestant work ethic.
The View From Planet Kerth: Living in the land of the free and the home of the tongue-tied
Published 02/10/2014 at 1:59 p.m.
My father's parents emigrated from Germany to America about a hundred years ago, just before the start of World War I. They didn't like the direction they saw politics moving in Germany, and so they came to a more welcoming ...
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