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Slant-Topped Tables

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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

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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

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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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Herding Turkeys

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In the Suburbs Story and Photos by Joseph Zahnle One morning last March, my ninety-seven-year-old mother-in-law, Margaret, walked into my home office and asked if I had heard the turkeys. “In our neighborhood?” I thought. I had seen
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In for a Penny

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Trying to Stay Sane in an Insane Time Story and Photos by Les Tanner This spring was a scary time, no doubt about it. An uncertain time. When most of the news seemed to be bad. When a
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Kids First Cast

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Congratulations! Ivan Hurlburt is the winner of the fish painting from our drawing at an event of Kids First Cast—the Idaho nonprofit that teaches children how to fish—on February 8 at the O’Connor Field House in Caldwell. The
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Ruby’s Cowboys

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A Lifelong Fascination By Les Tanner I never did know when or why my wife became interested in cowboys, but then I don’t recall ever asking her, either. The only horses she’d ever been around were two old
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Sounds

Posted on by Les Tanner / Comments Off on Sounds

The Chords of Memory By Les Tanner It’s a little after 3:00 a.m. in the spring of 2015 and here I am again in my nightly contemplation mode at home in Caldwell, lying on my back, hands behind
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