On the road again...I bought new boots, comfortable ones. Then I discovered that if you wear a pair of boots for thirty hours or so, they’re not THAT comfortable. L…
Nice review from the UKHere’s a quote and a link to a very nice review for my latest novel I received from a publication in the UK. “I use some heavy words here, but t…
TreesWell over a century ago, a man planted some trees where I live. He planted a lot of trees. The original grove was about ten acres. Now, an acre …
Early MorningSometimes I wish I could remember her name. It was 5:21 a.m. and my wife’s cat clawed my toes to get me up, because he wanted to go outside. I h…
I'm on empty, fill 'er up.My sister stayed with us for a few days, so on a pass through the grocery store I picked up some breakfast sausages, a brand new to me. So, arti…
SwallowsSunday night around dusk, I walked along the edge of our slough. The plat books call it “Olson Lake,” but after a couple years of drought, sloug…
RelaxedI was relaxed. Really. Typically, relaxation is not my best thing, but I was seated in a comfortable chair under the shade of a pine tree, enjoy…
And the winner is...AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL EDITORS ASSOCIATION 2021 NATIONAL WRITING AWARDS Editorial Opinion - 1st Place - Brent Olson
Parades“Okay kids,” I said. “What’s the Number One rule when attending a parade?” My wife said, “Don’t get run over by a fire truck.” I tried not to lo…
FireMy hometown is kind of a mess. Over the weekend, our grain elevator, by far the biggest structure in town, suffered a major fire. The part that …
CriticalMy Great Uncle Carl, the guy who lived in our house before we did, twice spent time in a state institution being treated with electroshock thera…
PricklesSunday afternoon the giant dog wandered around the yard, trying to make friends. She’s usually pretty charming, if you can overlook the drool, b…