Totality, a summary

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The 2017 Solar Eclipse is going to go down in history as the event of a lifetime for this generation.  Someday, I think everyone will ask, “Where were you when Totality happened?” And I will answer that I was in Columbia, Missouri on a hosted press trip seeing history unfold.  There was nothing quite like […]

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Connor's Cave & the Devil's Icebox

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Who wants to see a cave, I do! I do! So, while in Columbia, Missouri over the weekend to  see the Total Solar Eclipse I decided to check out Connor’s Cave.  Located in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, my friend Rose and I drove out to the park that is a whopping 2,273 acres.  The […]

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Do you have your solar glasses, your chair, your sunscreen and bug spray and most of all the spot picked out to watch the solar eclipse?  Even if you step out of your office for a few minutes on Monday, take a minute to acknowledge this rare happening when the sun, moon and earth align. […]

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Legoland, End of the Summer Family Blast

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It is hard to believe that as far as grandkids go, summer is over.  School crept up as me like E.E. Cummings poem, “The fog came on little cats feet”. First it was Memorial Day, then 4th of July, then back to school.  I must say I mourned it a bit, the freedom to load them […]

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The Stuttgart Tractor - remembering innovation

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It was 1999 when Dan Shima, a good friend and Minneapolis Moline collector told us about the winter convention in Stuttgart, Arkansas.  We traveled south in the middle of winter to a whole other lifestyle of rice fields and duck hunting and met the man who was instrumental in building what may be the first […]

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