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The Ramblin’ Man: March 6, 2014

It occurred to me tonight that I can never lie to my girlfriend about where I have been. It has never occurred to me to lie to her, but it just now occurred that I shouldn’t. You see, my girlfriend lives way far away from me,...


The Ramblin’ Man: Civics Education

Civilization. Being civil. Civic duty. All of those things have a commonality other than the letter sequence “c-i-v-i.” Unfortunately, civility and civic duty aren’t as common as they used to be. I suppose you can be a go...



Ramblin Man: April 4, 2013

by David Porter I’m proclaiming Sunday’s snowfall in Springfield, which totaled about 16 inches, to be the best snowfall ever. I have to confess, though, that I like snow. For a lot of people, a winter without snow would be...


County closer yet to buyouts

The Alexander County Board of Commissioners heard updates on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) buyouts during its regular meeting March 12. County Engineer Jeff Denny said the approval process for the County to receive...



Ramblin Man: March 14, 2013

by David Porter My granddaughter says she had the best day of her life Saturday. I had little enough to do with it, but I did put her in the right place at the right time, so Pawpaw scores some points. She’s 10 years old with...


Ramblin Man: March 7, 2013

by David Porter In this space, I like to joke around a lot, so I thought, hey, let’s write about the postal service. I apologize in advance to all my friends who work for the postal service; you’re all wonderful exceptions,...



The Ramblin’ Man, January 24, 2013

by David Porter A friend of mine said the other day that he wished he could go back in time so he could beat up the jerk that he used to be. I’m pretty sure his old self never wanted to go into the future to beat up his curre...


Ramblin’ Man: December 6, 2012

by David Porter If you look at a map of downstate Illinois and highlight the highways and railroads, you’ll see there are large sections of land where tiny villages hide from the bright lights and city life. These are places ...



Ramblin’ Man: November 29, 2012

by: David Porter The weekend started out simple enough. We mixed it up a little by going to lunch at a restaurant we don’t normally frequent. On the drive home, Penny asked, “Do you want to stop at that new consignment stor...


Ramblin Man: November 15, 2012

by: David Porter I’m having a birthday party and you’re all invited. I’m not sure where or when it will be, but just keep your eyes and ears open and I’m sure you’ll find it. Back in the day, we’d sometimes have a ...