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Bachelor Pioneers

Posted on by Michael Vogt / Comments Off on Bachelor Pioneers

Three Brothers Who Never Parted Story and Photos by Michael Vogt Caldwell native Dale Smith’s pride in his great-great uncles, the Johnston brothers, led him to study their lives closely, and he even portrays one of them when
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Friends and Neighbors

Posted on by Les Tanner / Comments Off on Friends and Neighbors

On a Two-Way Street Story and Photos by Les Tanner “Hello?” “Hi, Lindsey, this is Les. I’ve got a quick question for you.” “Ask away.” “What are your plans for the first couple of weeks in June?” “In
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Jimmy’s Nemesis

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What Is It about The Thing? Story and Photos by Les Tanner Jimmy the cat is not the bravest critter in the world. Any sort of sudden noise causes him at least to start, but if it’s even
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My Teachers

Posted on by Les Tanner / Comments Off on My Teachers

The Less Obvious Ones Story and Photos by Les Tanner Not long ago, as I was crossing the parking lot at a local market, an elderly lady coming toward me dropped a small parcel.  As I picked it
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The Hat [read this free]

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Two, Actually By Les Tanner A while back, as Kitty Fleischman and I were having lunch near IDAHO magazine’s office in Boise, a woman sitting at a nearby table came over. “You’re Mr. Tanner, aren’t you?” she said.
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Slant-Topped Tables

Posted on by Les Tanner / Comments Off on Slant-Topped Tables

And Other Useful Ideas By Les Tanner I read a book a while back entitled The Next Fifty Years. It consists of a collection of essays written by scientists from a lot of different disciplines. In each essay,
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Learned Behaviors

Posted on by Les Tanner / Comments Off on Learned Behaviors

A Small-College Professor Remembers His Students By Les Tanner Photos Courtesy of The College of Idaho Some years ago, I asked the students in my trigonometry class to help decide what to do about an application for admission.
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Bottle Up

Posted on by Joseph Zahnle / Comments Off on Bottle Up

And Bottle Down Story and Photos by Joseph Zahnle It was just a yellow plastic bottle lying in the neighbor’s driveway across the street. I noticed it when I was taking out the trash. Someone had driven over
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