August 13, 2007 Dear Editor, Both Houses of Congress recently passed drug safety legislation, but our lawmakers broke for the summer without sending a final bill to the President.

Bumblebee stories told

August 9, 2007 A rural electric cooperative has a publication called Front Porch that always includes someone’s front porch memories.

Hair of the dog

August 8, 2007 It’s time for round two, otherwise known as the hair of the dog, event. Just who is dreading this the most; me, the dog, or the groomers would be hard to say.

Must love dogs, cat

August 7, 2007 I have apparently spoiled my cat to the point that she is absolutely the crankiest cat in the world.

Travel tips to go

August 6, 2007 I’ve always heard people say that the best part of a vacation is coming home, and even my own husband (the traitor) wholeheartedly agrees with that philosophy. Are all of you nuts?

Circles of stone, wood

August 2, 2007 Stonehenge gets all the attention, probably because no one except Wally Wallington of Michigan has figured out how its builders moved and raised its heavy stone columns and lintels.

Uninvited campers

July 31, 2007 A camping trip for two ended up with nearly my whole family tagging along.

Packing light, right?

July 30, 2007 Well folks, this may be the last column of mine you ever get to read because my mother-in-law is convinced we are going to get blown away by a hurricane while we’re on our cruise to the Bahamas.