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Byron McNutt

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or P.O. Box 1929, Eagle River, WI 54521.

 



A few more things I have learned
By Byron McNutt

SOMETIMES, snowy winter days make you think about things that you wouldn’t normally give much thought. Sitting here with three feet of snow on the ground, I couldn’t help but think about another list of “Words of Wisdom.”
This collection of “What I have learned” must run into the thousands. I have clipped these golden nuggets from various sources and you can find hundreds more by

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:03 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:05 PM )
 
Honey, your hair looks just fine
By Byron McNutt

WHAT’S YOUR favorite little white lie? Everyone has their favorite. Most people can even name at least three lies told by President Obama. This is not to single Obama out, all presidents have told their share of untruths. They are politicians after all.

Maybe you’ve told someone “This casserole is delicious, but I can’t eat another bite.” Who hasn’t said “Your baby is just beautiful.” Then there’s this one

“You made it yourself? I never would have guessed!”

Residents of the north woods sometimes brag about their ability to withstand a long,

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:35 PM
 
Children learn the value of rules
By Byron McNutt

WE ALL FOLLOW the rules, right? Well, most of the time we do. Rules may sometimes seem like they’re undesirable restrictions, but actually they create a situation where real freedom can be enjoyed.
A former colleague in the printing business illustrated the value of playing by the rules when she shared this story with our associates back in 1992. The essay is titled “The Importance of Rules.”
A family had purchased a cabin on a beautiful lake, and they were preparing to vacation there. Before leaving, the father proposed a list of rules that would govern the family’s activities while at the cabin. But the two teenagers in the family objected to the rules.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:24 PM
 
Don't waste recycling opportunities
By Byron McNutt

LET’S BE HONEST. Americans are voracious consumers but they are lazy and indifferent when it comes to conserving the Earth’s precious natural resources.
Americans represent 5% of the world’s population, but generate 30% of the world’s garbage. U.S. waste disposal costs exceed $100 billion annually.
While it might seem our friends and neighbors do a good job sorting recyclables, we’re told that less than 2% of the total waste stream in the U.S. is recycled. There is plenty of room for improvement.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:03 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:46 PM )
 
Getting arrested a common experience
By Byron McNutt

CAN ?THIS BE true? By the time they reach age 23, almost a third (30.2%) of Americans have been arrested. This fact is from Crime & Delinquency, a study of data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

I first read this information in the Jan. 11, edition of the Wall Street Journal. It appeared as a Statshot, edited by David Goldenberg. I investigated this further and found an article from USA Today about a study published in Pediatrics.

The newest study analyzed data collected between 1997 and 2008. This arresting development is a concern because arrest records follow young people as adults when they seek student loans, apply for jobs and try to get housing.

It’s important to note that not all arrests result in criminal charges.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 9:52 AM
 
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