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Peggy Keener: The holiday treat that never ever retreats

I could have become emotional, you know, lamenting the pesky social restructuring of the holidays this past year. But I resisted. Why bother when we’ve ... Read more

1 week ago by Peggy Keener.

Peggy Keener: Wonky holiday traditions

If you think everyone in the world celebrates Christmas like we Americans do, think again. There are umpteen unusual … dare I say bewildering? … ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Peggy Keener.

Almost authentic, but not quite

As we here in America wait seemingly forever for a white bearded chub of a man in a red suit to deliver his bag of ... Read more

1 month ago by Peggy Keener.

Peggy Keener: Our turkey day propugnaculum

Thanksgiving will be different this year. Actually it will be unlike any year we’ve ever known. The reason—we will have to protect ourselves by socially ... Read more

2 months ago by Peggy Keener.

Peggy Keener: Ocean cruising in Austin, Minnesota

I grew up believing the world had three oceans: Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and East Side Lake Ocean. Having not seen the other two, I ... Read more

2 months ago by Peggy Keener.

Peggy Keener: A knotty kind of a problem

I, a semi risk taker, have just done something gutsy. After prolonged anguish in which I weighed my actions back and forth ad nauseam, I ... Read more

3 months ago by Peggy Keener.

Peggy Keener: A sugar shackled life

There are people in this world whose contributions have raised our enjoyment of life to undreamed of heights. You know who they are: Liberace, Thomas ... Read more

3 months ago by Peggy Keener.

Peggy Keener: History is as history does

I have tried my darnedest to avoid mentioning COVID in any of my columns. Tried, that is, until now when my resolve faded upon receiving ... Read more

4 months ago by Peggy Keener.

Peggy Keener: Before there was mayo

Oh, dear! I had no idea I was so ill-equipped. Why didn’t you tell me? I am looking at “The People’s Home Library” circa 1919. ... Read more

4 months ago by Peggy Keener.

Peggy Keener: Fancy fare for Fido

“Do not feed the dog at the table!” Mom reprimanded us.  Still, how many times did we continue to sneak little bites to Rex when ... Read more

5 months ago by Peggy Keener.

Peggy Keener: Cerealously serious cereal

Snap, crackle and pop! If you can tell me what those words represent, then you, my friend, are a real American. And if you know ... Read more

5 months ago by Peggy Keener.

The unfailing fervor of fruitfulness

Quiz. Why did God invent teeth? 1. So we could smile and not look all gummy. 2. So toothpaste companies could prosper. 3. So dentists ... Read more

5 months ago by Peggy Keener.

Peggy Keener: Glorious and bountiful bat scat

Never in the deepest recesses of my mind did I ever dream I would one day write a column about guano. Yes, you heard me. ... Read more

6 months ago by Peggy Keener.

Keener: Tick-Tock— or is it Tock-Tick?

Hmmmm, not sure. But, have you ever really thought about why it is that we do say “tick-tock” instead of “tock-tick?” At least I don’t ... Read more

6 months ago by Peggy Keener.

The demise of a family member

Oh, Aunt Jemima, you’re gone. In the heaviness of my heart, I cannot let your passing go unnoticed as I lament yet another icon lost ... Read more

7 months ago by Peggy Keener.

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