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Courier BlogMaster
Contact the online editor if you are interested in blogging for Findlay Publishing Co.
Interests: nature,hiking,whitewater rafting
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All I need is the air that I breathe - Hollies. A recent trip to an auto body shop for a routine inspection revealed a simple need. My car needed, according to the mechanic, an auto cabin air filter. Not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels I don't know how to tell you all just how crazy this life feels - Jackson Browne Driving while distracted is a growing concern, one sheriff's deputy told me. Some motorists... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
Drive, Drive on down the field, Men of the scarlet and gray; Don't let them through that line, We've got to win this game today, If you would have told me at this season's start that my Ohio State Buckeyes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
Please don't wake me, no, don't shake me Leave me where I am I'm only sleeping - the Beatles I only have myself to blame for my situation. At the grocery recently I grabbed a jar of instant coffee, as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
You say your mother told you all that I could give you was a reputation She never cared for me But did she ever say a prayer for me? - Billy Joel Forgive me for sounding churlish, but I was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
Now that "Life in Pieces" and "Big Bag Theory" have ended their shows on TV, I've been looking for replacements. Which brings me to the season of new shows. The returns are early, but six TV programs might - MIGHT... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
(Rollin' Stone...) Wanna see my picture on the cover (Stone...) Wanna buy five copies for my mother...(Yes) (Stone...) Wanna see my smilin' face On the cover of the Rollin' Stone - Dr. Hook As another birthday creeps nearer, I was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
Yes I'm taking my time - Boston Please believe me when I say that I am not a snob. In recent years I've re-read classic literature that I could not enjoy in my formative years. Not to blame my teachers,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
Look at the way We gotta hide what we're doing 'Cause what would they say If they ever knew - Tommy James and the Shondells But this is not my paradise. I'm surrounded by a ton of hungry, anxious, Cleveland... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
Just hold on loosely/And don't let go - 38 Special Was this a joke? A prank? A friend of a friend recently posted on her Facebook page that she had lost her pet python. That's right. A pet python. Now,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
Will you recognize me? Call my name or walk on by Rain keeps falling, rain keeps falling Down, down, down, down - Simple Minds In my living room closet, they patiently sit. Waiting, waiting. My golf clubs, as I pen... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
Love's like a road that you travel on When there's one day here and the next day gone - Tom Cochrane By my random count, eight different people on motorcycles have passed me on city roadways during the last 24... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
Love to Dayton; Love to El Paso... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
Do it again - Steely Dan Isn't it strange that a football game that already has been played should hold my attention? I shouldn't get so worked up, even though my Ohio State Buckeyes already have won. But not much... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
Oh please can you make up my mind? - Rod Stewart As I pen this blog, we are about to experience a extreme heat episode, with a wicked combination of hot temperatures and miserable humidity. Not too long ago it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
Gabe: I’m in a single income household, and Jen and I just had our second baby. I think it’s time for a raise. Katherine Newbury: I can’t give you a raise, Gabe. It’s like giving a raise to a drug... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
I want the best of both worlds And baby I know what it's worth We can have have the best of both worlds a little Heaven right here on earth - Van Halen A cool home jersey of the Boston... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
Don't do me like that - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Of course there are more important items to worry about than my precious TV-watching schedule. But a wrinkle may have occurred. As noted in a previous blog, I've suffered... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
Milepost 1421 To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the connecting east and west with the Transcontinental Railroad, the USPS is offering sheets of stamps with a golden spike and the two locomotives present where the two lines met. The stamps... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2019 at Along the Right of Way ...
Milepost 1420 The Union Pacific Big Boy has made its inaugural run and there are quite a few good videos of it on youtube. Click Here for one of the better ones. ENJOY! dlm Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2019 at Along the Right of Way ...
Milepost 1419 The car I commandeered for the WTS boxcar (see previous post) was from Accurail. Now, don't get me wrong here; Accurail does a great job with their kits and for the money, they are by far better than... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at Along the Right of Way ...
Milepost 1418 When I was growing up, I can remember Mom & Dad talking about "the streetcar." It seems that when they were dating, Dad would take the streetcar down to Martins Ferry to see Mom then come home the... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Along the Right of Way ...
Old habits die hard/Harder than November rain - Mick Jagger Sunday marks the final installment of HBO's profane political comedy "Veep." Come Thursday my appointment TV will turn darker following the final episode of the "Big Bang Theory" after 12... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2019 at Schaadt in the Dark
Milepost 1417 The other day, the mailman brought me the latest flyer from Walthers and it announced some new cars that they will be delivering soon. Many years ago, Walthers bought Train Miniatures Inc. and these cars look a lot... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Along the Right of Way ...
Milepost 1416 Maybe about a year ago, there was an article in the NMRA Magazine by this gentleman who made some self-propelled motor cars. I've always been fascinated by their looks so decided that I needed one. You may recall... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at Along the Right of Way ...