• Kip’s Comments 9-19-20

      At The Speed of a Leaf Today Kristy, Doris, Scott, Murphy, and I paddled our kayaks on the Turkey River from Elkader to Motor Mill. It has been decades since I last paddled the Turkey River, so the scenery was new to me. Unlike the Wapsipinicon River where I typically paddle, the stretch we …

  • Kip’s Comments 9-18-20

      One Day, Two Seasons We’re at that time of year when the day begins in one season (fall), almost reaches a previous season (summer), and ends back in fall. Days like this are enjoyable. Mornings have a chill, the afternoons are warm, and we end the day wearing jackets again. Our weather could stay …

  • Kip’s Comments 9-17-20

      A Pretty Morning Drive Enjoying the Sun Even though the pink/red sunrises and sunsets have graced our landscape for the past few days, it was only this morning that I was able to enjoy one. The glowing orb was in the sky was interesting enough that I stopped for a photo. As I drove …

  • Kip’s Comments 9-16-20

      We Didn’t Learn This Stuff in School and a Lack of Social Distancing Sometimes in life I wonder why we were not taught “life skills” as we were growing up. I am not referring to skills needed to live alone, without adult support and supervision. My question involves the skills necessary when difficult decisions …