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Thursday, 04 December 2014 00:00

Lykeminded by Jim Lyke: The Fall Guy

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I’m not what you would call graceful.

My history includes many episodes that range from awkward to downright clumsy. A classmate once described me as being "as coordinated as a cow on stilts."

"Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from the grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters in the world."

-- Anne Tyler

"Honey! Can ya please bring me the shrimp sauce outta the ’fridge? My feet are up."

"Are you for real?"

"C’mon! The game is on, and I’m really comfy."

"You’re unbelievable … OK, where is it? Last Sunday we were out."

"It’s in the ’fridge door next to the mustard. I went to Frank’s this morning. I got a lot of good stuff. Now please hurry up; the Pack is about to score, and I gotta eat something.’"

A year ago, Tom and Lori Hathaway threw a party. A Janesville letter carrier, Tom Hathaway lives on his mail route, so he invited his neighbors and customers. To his surprise, more than 200 people showed up, and by all accounts they had a great time.

In February and March, the community said yes to Girl Scouts. Thank you for opening your hearts and wallets to Badgerland Girl Scouts who asked you to buy cookies and support their Cookie Program goals.

Have you ever considered making a difference in your community by running for local public office? The reasons against running fall into several predictable categories, yet local government has more direct impact on our everyday lives than most of what U.S. Congress debates.

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