Reckless or Righteous

Reckless or Righteous

In 1972 Stealers Wheel’s Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan wrote, “Stuck in the Middle with You.”  In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, claimed the song was a parody of Bob Dylan paranoia.  The chorus says, “clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, (but) here I...
Waiting on Somebody Else to do the Right Thing

Waiting on Somebody Else to do the Right Thing

Later this month, we will cross over the second anniversary of moving into our new house.  We love our new home.  We have loved it since day one. It is located on a local golf course and offers beautiful views of lush green grass and trees. The beautiful view was one...
Embrace, Quit or Improve

Embrace, Quit or Improve

The best golf advice I ever received was “if you’re a boogie golfer approach each hole with a plan to bogey the hole.” In case you not familiar with the term bogey, it is finishing a hole with one stroke over par.  Once I put this philosophy into place, I started to...
100 Years!

100 Years!

On April 20th Willmar Electric will turn 100 years old.  We had planned several parties to celebrate the milestone and the many people who made it possible. We have no idea how many people have helped us reach this milestone. We know six different Chapins across four...
Puzzles over Books

Puzzles over Books

I can remember when I was young, and the name of the town Abilene, Texas, came up. My Dad would sing this song by Bobby Bare. Abilene, Abilene prettiest town I’ve ever seen Women there don’t treat you, mean in Abilene my Abilene Crowded cities ain’t...