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Just when you thought it was safe

May 17, 2019

Just in case you don’t have enuf to worry about with such human diseases as ebola and animal diseases like African Swine Fever on the loose, I recently read an article that might make you...


Too much water

May 10, 2019

Four weeks ago, we were living in a quagmire of early spring mud. Two weeks ago, the soil around Damphewmore Acres had cracks in it an inch wide and I was starting to worry about...


Bearded men beware

April 19, 2019

It’s amazing the amount of weird news I can uncover on the “internet news” almost any time I look. This week is no exception. Before I get into the first piece of “weird” news, let...


Use ears to ID vehicles

April 12, 2019

Last week you’ll recall the problem I have of identifying cars and pickups that my family and friends drive. For the life of me, I just don’t recognize those vehicles. Well, my ineptness in that...


Whose car is thatagain?

April 5, 2019

My good friend and fellow “aggie columnist” Baxter Black wrote a recent “confession” column about his inability to remember specific characteristics of the various individual bovines and horses that he’s around regularly. The short story...


Enjoying signs of spring

March 29, 2019

We’ve endured a long, cold, wet winter — which makes the recent wonderful spring weather all the more enjoyable. All the signs of spring are popping up all around Damphewmore Acres. For instance, the last...


Spring has sprung

March 22, 2019

Oh, my gosh. Spring has sprung. Ice and soil frost is gone. Mud has “set up” and not sloshy. The robins are passing through in force. The killdeers are back in the driveway and at...


It’s so wet …

March 15, 2019

Folks, a year ago at this time I wuz scouring for comments about how long the drought wuz and how dry it wuz. Well, this year, naturally, I’m scouring for comments about how wet it...


Column fodder from readers

February 22, 2019

Laugh Tracks in the Dust Milo Yield Damphewmore Acres, Kan. Well, the stack of “possible column stuff” surrounding and stacking up around my computer/desk or in my email inbox is close to reaching crisis proportions....


Viewing the field

February 15, 2019

The U.S. political scene is the gift that keeps on giving for humorous columnists, who are always on the lookout for new material. The newest “political gift” that fell into my lap from the high...


Need roofing, got shingles

February 8, 2019

Well, folks, if you have any roofing that needs to be done, I’ve got the shingles. Yep, I came down with the irritating, and sometimes painful, disease a couple of weeks ago. I think it’s...


Viewing the Field

January 25, 2019

Folks, it’s been awhile since I gave you an update on Giant Clawsway, the Thoroughbred race colt that I own a 10 percent racing interest in. Reports from the colt’s trainer, Trey Nimm, at Murchison,...


American Gothic re-created

January 18, 2019

As I write this column, the good ol’ USA is suffering the indignity of a four-week partial government shutdown because congress and the president can not hammer out a workable national immigration policy. That’s serious...


Geographic love affair

January 11, 2019

The Flint Hills of Kansas are sort of a conundrum. To many, mostly travelers, but also some residents, it’s just a vast, seemingly empty, boring piece of geography. The travelers tell you they love to...


Yield: Uncle Ellwyn

October 19, 2018

I’m gonna start this column off on a somber — but thankful — note. My uncle, Ellwyn Worley, died last week in the Veterans Home and Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Mo. Uncle Ellwyn was 94...


Yield: A lot has changed

October 16, 2018

A lot has happened in our lives since I last wrote a column. I wrote two in advance so I could enjoy some “column-free” time. The first thing that happened to ol’ Nevah and me...


Yield: A professional

October 5, 2018

I love dogs. And, most dogs love me in return. Love for a dog is unconditional. When I read of all the discombobulated folks in this country who are addicted or afflicted with some mental...


Yield: The odds and ends of Milo Yield
Yield: The odds and ends of Milo Yield

September 7, 2018

Over time, my messy desk gets messier becuz of all the stuff that kindly readers send me or email me or just seems to fall out of the sky and hit my desk. So, this...


Yield: Wabaunsee County gravel travel

May 11, 2018

Faithful readers, I don’t want to bore you with a personal travelogue, so if you’re not interested in reading about my experiences on a two-day Old Boars’ Tour of Wabaunsee County on Gravel Roads, now’s...


Yield: Moth Balls

May 4, 2018

I loved old-time, family-owned hardware stores. They had everything you could imagine in stock and it was crammed into the narrow aisles of the main floors, the upstairs, basements, plus the walls were crowded with...