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I’m a great-grandfather

June 20, 2019

The world will never be quite the same after an event that happened yesterday. Why? Well, because one-eighth of my genes are now percolating in the third generation. Which is a complicated way to say...


Country traffic jams

June 14, 2019

Let’s talk about railroads. Better yet, let’s talk about one railroad in particular — the Burlington Northern Santa Fe — which has two tracks that cross Chase County. First, let me acknowledge the BNSF is...


Life on Mockingbird Hill

June 6, 2019

The old Rock ‘n Roll star, Antoine “Fats” Domino and I had/have two things in common. First off, Fats was fat. I’m, on the other hand, merely pot-gutted. So, we were about the same on...


Wet weather and flooding continues

May 31, 2019

I hate to keep writing about the weather, but it’s still topic No. 1 in the Flint Hills and all of eastern Kansas and the four-state region of Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas. Since last...


Field research

May 24, 2019

In recent weeks I’ve cited some off-the-wall scientific research studies. I’ve also mentioned that it’s difficult to believe a lot of research “findings” because of the high possibility that the results are suspect because of...


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...