Kansas: Where Shit and Fish Fall From the Sky. Maybe there is a reason Kansas is a flyover state.

//www.kwch.com/content/news/Driver-hits-fish-in-Barber-County—-you-heard-right-563800271.html //worldnewsdailyreport.com/shit-falls-from-the-sky-in-kansas-drunk-crop-duster-plane-pilot-spreads-4-tons-of-manure-over-city/comment-page-1/ I genuinely like the state of Kansas. It is truly a middle of the road state even though it is technically red. It’s a lot more liberal than the south. The residents are midwestern in their views rather than southern. Kansas was settled in 1812 by Europeans in Bonner Springs. Between 1830 andContinue reading “Kansas: Where Shit and Fish Fall From the Sky. Maybe there is a reason Kansas is a flyover state.”

Reindeer, Santa Clause and the Christmas Spirit

I am always concerned that rural America will be responsible for ruining Christmas. We have deer feeders on our land where we feed and fatten deer throughout the year. Then hunting season arrives during the holiday season and the shooting begins. One of these years, there won’t be any reindeer brave enough to pull Santa’sContinue reading “Reindeer, Santa Clause and the Christmas Spirit”

Tiny Houses and Camping: Things I Do Not Get

Yes, tiny houses and camping are the same topic of conversation. I grew up on a farm in rural America. My son and I now live in a 1681 square foot home in a small town on .25 acres. It’s a corner lot with an averaged sized yard for a small town. The house wasContinue reading “Tiny Houses and Camping: Things I Do Not Get”

Yes, it is your problem! CDC estimates that $16 billion are spent on STDs in the US. Half of the estimated 20 million new infections were in our 15-24 year olds.

https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats/default.htm https://www.innerbody.com/std-testing/std-statistics Click to access STD-Trends-508.pdf Click to access sti-incidence-prevalence-cost-fact-sheet-508.pdf The CDC came out with it’s report for 2018 on reported STD cases in the US. I’ve included the links to the CDC website and to Innerbody.com who wrote a very useful article on the CDC report including an interactive map showing rates across theContinue reading “Yes, it is your problem! CDC estimates that $16 billion are spent on STDs in the US. Half of the estimated 20 million new infections were in our 15-24 year olds.”

Shades of Gray in a Black and White World

People are either black and white or they see shades of gray in the world. I live in rural America which tends to be black and white, yes or no, right or wrong. No exceptions. I am usually some shade of gray. Rarely is anything black and white with me. Most people will say thatContinue reading “Shades of Gray in a Black and White World”

Facebook Madness: The Lake of Insanity

Facebook Madness should be the next mental illness added to the DSMV-5. What happens to normally rational people when they get onto Facebook? “Hey look! There’s a big Lake of Insanity. Hold my beer while I jump in head first naked.” The above picture is one my son took of me last summer at LakeContinue reading “Facebook Madness: The Lake of Insanity”

Simple Request From a Resident of a Flyover State: PLEASE KEEP FLYING OVER

I have visited or worked in 33 states and have lived in three. I am a resident of a flyover state. When I say please keep flying over, I mean it sincerely. Do not stop. Do not visit. Do not drive through. Fly right on over. If you wish to flee your city or stateContinue reading “Simple Request From a Resident of a Flyover State: PLEASE KEEP FLYING OVER”

What I Learned When I Purchased My 2019 Ram Rebel…..Why Middle Aged Men Drive Sports Cars.

When my son had just turned 3, I decided to move us from the metropolitan area with a population of around 1.4 million back to the rural area in which I was raised. For a variety of reasons, it was the best choice for my son and I. I was driving a two door ChevroletContinue reading “What I Learned When I Purchased My 2019 Ram Rebel…..Why Middle Aged Men Drive Sports Cars.”

Having and Voicing an Opinion Does Not Mean You Are Angry. It Will Not Begin the Apocalypse.

Rural communities are great in that most people go to church, have fairly high morals and ethics, and are generally peaceful people. They’re rich with tradition and are all about appearances and what is considered proper. God help you if you’re one of us who has an opinion about, well, everything. I am the personContinue reading “Having and Voicing an Opinion Does Not Mean You Are Angry. It Will Not Begin the Apocalypse.”