Category Archives: EDITORIALS

Rutledge Renegades

Written on May 24, 2016 at 3:03 pm, by

Our sympathies to the family and friends of Roger Gipson. Charlene Montgomery and Neta Phillips went to Kirksville. Don Tague is home from Albuquerque, NM where he attended the graduation of his granddaughter, Dr. Jennifer Crawford. Naomi Kidd-Schwandt’s grandson, Alak Schick, from Chicago, came and stayed the weekend. Tary and Yukiko from Woodbridge, VA came […]


Written on May 24, 2016 at 2:51 pm, by

Another turkey season has come and gone. I spent the last several days chasing two gobblers that teased me every day until the season was officially over. They showed up each day within two hundred square yards of the previous day. Sometimes I would just sit in my truck waiting for them to come out […]

Slowing Down the Busy

Written on May 24, 2016 at 2:40 pm, by

Tereza here… slowing down amidst the hectic-ness. Yes, I know it’s spring turning to summer. That the weather has been mostly amazing, with sunny days that are warm but not too hot, and with enough rain that not too much watering needs to happen. I know that warmer days are usually busier days. And I […]


Written on May 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm, by

This month has been a chilly month for those momma birds incubating their eggs.  As many of you know I have a Robin nesting on the roof overhang of the basement patio. She has had many hard rains, wind, 30 degree temps, and still was able to hatch two of her three eggs.  She has […]

Will the Next President Win by a Mudslide? 

Written on May 24, 2016 at 1:01 pm, by

I’m curious as to what the next few months will bring to America as the political ovens begin to heat up.  The vitriol (yes mom, I use a big word for me) seems to have only begun.  Likely, our land will be scorched from both indignation and revelation. Shall we turn the tide? My reason […]

Incredible Summer to Come

Written on May 17, 2016 at 6:10 pm, by

People come and go. It’s always been a transient state of being here for most in the ecovillage. It’s not everyone’s cuppa tea to carve out a life of one’s own in the wilds of Missouri. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. When people go, they can be profoundly changed, taking a piece of […]

Rutledge Renegades

Written on May 17, 2016 at 1:11 pm, by

Our sympathy to family and friends of Virginia Holman. Marjorie Peterson, Helen Clough and Betty Huber went to the Pizza Hut in Memphis on Sunday.  They saw Jon Childers there eating lunch. Lena Mae Huber’s family surprised her on Sunday for Mother’s Day! Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to Palmyra on Sunday to Nathan […]


Written on May 17, 2016 at 11:50 am, by

I just spent a week outside of Branson Missouri in a spacious timeshare house overlooking Table Rock Lake. Table Rock is a beautiful man-made lake that has approximately 800 miles of shoreline. It is not only enjoyed by the locals and by thousands of recreational fishermen; it has also hosted many professional bass tournaments. If […]

What Good Is God? 

Written on May 17, 2016 at 10:21 am, by

What difference does God make?  Is this faith stuff legit?  Are there elements to life that really do come about due to His engagement and involvement in our lives? These are significant questions.  We live in such a time that we need answers.  Religion on it’s surface can seem confusing, even repulsive, to oh so […]


Written on May 10, 2016 at 8:52 pm, by

This past week, I have been noticing these happy little guys at my feeder.  They are usually under the feeder and on the front porch. Very alert, they forage on the ground, eating mostly seeds dropped by other feeder birds. In my case, these past few weeks, it has been grackles. They eat a verity […]