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Updated at 8:49 PM

Pumpkin pie we associate today with Thanksgiving was not part of those first dinners in the early 1600s between European settlers and Native American Indians. Bowl haircuts, though, may have been.

Updated Nov 14, 2014 at 6:56 PM

I have been keeping a close eye on my honeybees. Honeybees huddling early is supposedly one of the many signs in nature that we are going to have a “bad” winter.

Updated Nov 7, 2014 at 7:14 PM

One got caught on my sweater as I dashed by, late for my “date” with Friends of the Rolla Public Library’s semi-annual book sale.

Updated Nov 6, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Wednesday morning, the day after Election Day, I had an interesting conversation with the manager of a business.As I paid for my things, we engaged in our usual small talk, and of course, she wanted to hear the results of our election in...

Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 6:51 PM

If I could still dress up for Halloween, I have just the costume — 50 tiny sharp teeth, a rat-like tail, a pouch with moving parts, hissing and slobbering when threatened...it’s a small wonder no one has thought of making a movie about...

Updated Oct 24, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Having grown up in South America on the equator, where the “seasons” are rain or shine, I can still remember the delight of seeing my first fall in North America.

Updated Oct 17, 2014 at 8:31 PM

I cringed to see the video. A good beekeeping friend lost his first hive to small hive beetles.

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday that he and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan have donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the fight against Ebola.

Posted Oct 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM

As I was tripping over a chair to reach my camera, I was trying to remember the last time I had seen a monarch butterfly perched on a plant in my garden. Monarchs used to fly over my deck in the fall in waves as they headed south to winter over in...

Updated Oct 10, 2014 at 1:08 PM

The search for justice in America’s criminal courtrooms can be a tortured journey. Everyone accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty — guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Those fundamental rights are well known, but are they well...

Updated Oct 9, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Not all of us have lost faith in law enforcement.But it should be noted that this is a convoluted issue that will most likely be argued for as long as America remains a nation that protects the right to free speech.

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