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Journal Writing Project-Kyle Anderson


Mon, Oct 21st, 2002
Posted in Columnists

Deadlines are like rainy days. They show up everyone once in a while and nobody likes them. Deadlines make people sweat, make them nervous, and make them shake in their boots, but they also give people order. Deadlines are those unpleasant reminders that you must have this task done by this time or else.

Almost everyone can relate to deadlines, except for children. Think back to those days when the only thing thought of was recess and getting a swing to swing on. Deadlines were not expected to be met at such a young age. As age started crawling along so did responsibilities and deadlines. Parents started setting times when you should be in bed by. Teachers gave assignments and expected them back on a certain day.

Things have changed since then. Life has become more demanding and more stressful than the past. The number of deadlines has multiplied and so have the duties. It is a wake up call from the working world teaching us how to deal with many situations.

Deadlines can make or break people. For some, they need that reminder when something needs to be done. For other people, they dont care for deadlines and would rather have a wide-open time frame. These people are procrastinators that usually lay back and wait until the last second to get something done.

To procrastinators like myself, the word deadline is like a pesky fly. We let it fly around us until we finally think that something needs to be done about it. They make your eyes roll in the back of your head making you say to yourself, Oh! Not again! Deadlines are seen as hurdles too high to jump over, obstacles that weigh us down. Granted we usually do make a deadline, but we just wait until the last possible second to get the job done. If procrastinators could only say, Abra-Cadabra! and deadlines would just disappear.

Right now in this busy school year, I am seeing deadlines come at me from the left and right. I have deadlines for essays, homework, scholarships, college applications, and now I can add to the list, newspaper articles. Life is demanding on a day-to-day basis. People are always faced with deadlines, but not all people can tolerate them. As a student, I can be stressed at times with the deadlines piling up before my eyes. After I finish one, another one follows.

I salute the people who work in the media field. On the television or the newspaper .....
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Township Roads-This old tractor

Mon, Oct 21st, 2002
Posted in Columnists

A tractor followed me home a couple weekends ago. It wasnt exactly a stray. It was a tractor that I had known for a long time.

The tractor that rode on the trailer behind my pickup was a Farmall H. My dad bought it new back in ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Oct 11th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

I just looked up the word "cooperation" and this is what it said, "a joint action or undertaking," and that it was for us out at Big Spring on our Chicken Dinner on Sept 29th. Everybody knows we all have to work together as our membership is getting ..... 
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Journal Writing Project

Fri, Oct 11th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

Over 1000 years ago, on a cold, windy day (all days are cold and windy on the North Atlantic) a lone wooden ship landed on the coast of North America, probably somewhere on Newfoundland. The men who disembarked were expert sailors and explorers led b ..... 
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Of People, Places and Things- The Journal's Birthday

Fri, Oct 11th, 2002
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Overheard at Wheelers Bar & Grill in Harmony a few weeks ago:  Two older men are having lunch. One of the men asks another man who has just come into the restaurant what he has been doing all morning.  [Read the Rest]

Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Oct 4th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

Today my column is dedicated to the gentle man whose body was found Saturday evening Sept. 21st in a ditch just north or Prosper. Isn't it terrible we wait till someone is dead before we can say something good about them. Kris Olson director of Sunri ..... 
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The Commute

Fri, Oct 4th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

When I was a child, we had portraits in our home of the Pope, former president John F. Kennedy, Harmon Killebrew and Tony Oliva of the Minnesota Twins. So it should be no surprise that I hold baseball players in high esteem.

Th ..... 
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Township Roads

Fri, Oct 4th, 2002
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I have noticed that a lot of people I know are married. My wife and I are married. Her parents are married. So are mine. Most of our aunts and uncles are married. Most of our friends are married. People we know who were married quite a while ago and ..... 
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Another One From Flaherty

Fri, Oct 4th, 2002
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Just about everyone knows what Columbus did in 1492, but almost no one knows what Heathcliff Hammarschlagg did in the year 845. What he did was, he discovered America is what he did. Both North and South and with only one ship, the Torsk, Heathcliff ..... 
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