HAT TIPS: Grand Prize Winner!

Hello,  I’ve always been pretty lucky.  At least that’s what Dad says. And I realize that more than ever today. By Dean Meyer   On Friday, I had one of those phone calls that you dream of.  I was a winner!…
Omdahl: Hate is up; love is down. Sell!

If you have anything like a “personal relationships” portfolio, it’s time to dump the “love stock” and “buy hate.” Hate is on the way up.  The FBI announced recently that reported hate crimes were up 17 percent last year. However…
Omdahl: Homeland committee loses bid

“We lost it,” exclaimed Little Jimmy, the only town elector with a computer now in his seventh year of online college with Budapest Institute. By Lloyd Omdahl The Community Homeland Security Committee had just been called to order by Chair…
HAT TIPS: Friendly times with Shirley

Hello, A famous quote, probably more famous than Grandpa’s, “Never buy a horse from a guy that sits in the front pew at church”was Winston Churchill’s, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Evidently, Winston did not…
Hat Tips

Hello, It seems to me that the world is spinning faster than it used to.  I suppose that happens as you age.  You just write about the fourth of July and it’s Veteran’s Day.  Then finish an article and it’s Thanksgiving. …
HAT TIPS: Time to bow your head

Hello, A few days ago we celebrated Veteran’s Day. To honor those who served. By Dean Meyer It signified a war that ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. I hope you gave our…
Omdahl: Ideas for fighting voter ignorance

Listed herewith are the five winning suggestions for fighting voter ignorance. The entrants will receive certificates of outstanding civic merit. Unfortunately, the legislature abolished the cash award as a budget-balancing move. By Lloyd Omdahl Dear Editor: So you want help…
HAT TIPS: Pro Bowl brings tears

Hello, As you are aware, Thanksgiving is getting closer.  That’s the holiday where all the relatives come and you compare families.  You admire the others kids and grandkids and comment on how much they’ve grown.  You take out pictures of your…
HAT TIPS: Didn’t like the looks

Hello, To many of my readers, this time of the year is a great time. By Dean Meyer Pheasant hunting is open, you can blast those ducks that are heading south, and deer season is right around the corner. Coyotes…
Omdahl: Sauce for goose, not gander

You can’t trust the voters            The state legislature has been so meticulous at defending the polling place that it has now come up with a system that will disenfranchise a couple of hundred Native Americans…
More “Life on the Outside”

…I never imagined everyday ventures to the grocery store or discount store would be so exhilarating. Or anywhere for that matter! I love seeing people, especially those I am familiar with, just going about their daily life. Of course I…
Hat Tips

Hello, Last week I told you about a few of the bucking horses and how many of them were given their names.  I had a lot of comments, well two, from readers.  One from my daughter and one from my…
Poor Lloyd’s Poor Original Almanac

When you get old, everything you open is a can of worms. Politics is never a choice between good and bad. It’s a choice between bad and worse. Sometimes, it isn’t even a choice. By Lloyd Omdahl One-third of North…
Poor Lloyd’s Poor Original Almanac

When you get old, everything you open is a can of worms. Politics is never a choice between good and bad. It’s a choice between bad and worse. Sometimes, it isn’t even a choice. By Lloyd Omdahl One-third of North…
Hat Tips

Hello, They had a bucking horse contest in Watford a couple of days ago.  I wasn’t there.  I wish I had been.  They bucked nearly a hundred young horses out.  Putting a dummy on them.  By Dean Meyer No, a…
Protect your paradise this Halloween

Before demons infiltrated my home, I didn’t understand the importance of protecting my space. At Halloween time I stretched fake cobwebs across the windows and tossed candy into the bags of all the Mermaids and Supermen who scampered up the…