• Kip’s Comments 6-17-18

      Reflections on Father’s Day Over the years I have been fortunate to celebrate a good number of Father’s Day holidays. Each is memorable for its own merit, but a couple really stand out.    Back in 1994 our family enjoyed a long vacation tent camping in the Great Smoky Mountains. On Father’s Day we …

  • Kip’s Comments 6-16-18

      Pay it Forward and Did Anyone Else See Her? I’ve heard about it and I’ve read about it, but until tonight I had not been the recipient of a “Pay it Forward” gesture. Let me tell you what happened.    As I was driving home from Cedar Falls, Kristy and I talked about how …

  • Kip’s Comments 6-15-18

      Grump Days 2018 Kristy, Hunter, and I went to Readlyn tonight to watch the coronation of Miss Readlyn and the naming of the Readlyn Grump for 2018. Congratulations to the new Readlyn Grump – Larry Ladage! (Note: He isn’t really a grump. The title is one of honor from the community.)    Readlyn Grump …

  • Kip’s Comments 6-14-18

      With a Little One Around With a little one around, a fellow has only a few minutes a day to shoot pictures. Today my shooting occurred before the sun moved up behind the rain clouds. In other words, it was very early that I was watching feeders. Fortunately I have several hummingbirds making regular …