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Byron McNutt

People Make the Difference

Byron McNutt can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or P.O. Box 1929, Eagle River, WI 54521.


Basic education for all pilots
By Byron McNutt

THE EAGLE?RIVER Airport is a valuable asset for the greater Vilas County area. The daily airplane traffic and the number of hangars you find on the grounds tells us of its importance to the area’s economy.

The following “20 rules for flight” actually came from people at the Tomahawk Regional Airport. I’d guess anyone with a pilot’s license has seen this list and can attest to their validity.

1. Every takeoff is optional. Every landing is mandatory.

2. If you push the stick forward,

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:26 AM
Tips for a healthier, happier life
By Byron McNutt

ABOUT 15 YEARS ago a colleague of mine came across a list of 20 ways to make our lives more pleasant. Some of them relieve stress, some are timesavers and all will lead you to a healthier, happier way of life.

The advice is good for people of all ages. Most are simple, common sense ways to face life’s challenges. See how many you can embrace.

1.?Get enough sleep. If necessary, use an alarm clock to remind you to go to bed on time.

2.?Don’t rely solely on your memory. Write down when to pick up the laundry,

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:30 PM
Answers to all your diet questions
By Byron McNutt

I’VE BEEN I’ve been reading the advice of doctors, nutritionists, dieticians and quick-buck charlatans in newspapers and on the Internet for more than 15 years. Sure, the opinions have been conflicting, but if you want to be healthy, lose weight and shrink that stubborn belly fat, here’s what I’ve learned.

The deck is stacked against us. If we are to be slim and healthy, why are all the unhealthy foods made so delicious? Why do food companies have to chemically formulate and enrich their products to make us eat them?

I’ve learned that sugar is poison. For heaven’s sake,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 10:47 AM
Lenient judges visit the woodshed
By Byron McNutt

WE HAVE A problem in this country when 191 of the most lenient administrative law judges have approved more than 85% of Social Security disability claims they heard from 2005 to 2013 at a cost to taxpayers of $153 billion.

Most of those claims had been denied one or two times previously by Social Security workers in state offices. This act of rubber-stamping claims results in lifetime payments to many people and has led to a recent hearing by the U.S. House Oversight Committee chaired by Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.)

Keep in mind, lifetime benefits average

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:03 PM
Can we fix that which is broken?
By Byron McNutt

WE ALL KNOW that if you work with something long enough it is bound to break.

Has there ever been a time in recent memory when it seemed there were so many things that are broken?

There’s a lot of talk today about what is broken in America. Are we just being to critical? Is it a lack of patience? Is it a result magnified by the 24/7 news cycle?

Are we looking for excuses as to

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:14 AM

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