Bookends. Writers. Inspirations. I pause at the end of the week and think about two people, two writers, bookends positioned on either side of me metaphorically as a writer. Offering

We would like to thank everyone for all the cards, calls, well wishes and flowers that helped make our 50th Anniversary so special. A special thank you to our children

I often ask my children how school is going and receive a variety of responses. Occasionally, I get to hear about a class or project that interests them. Most of the time, I am given a litany of homework and assignments that need to be completed. But on occasion, I hear “I hate school.”

A recent trip to the beach and the reading of Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh has left me pondering the direction I desire to journey in 2019.

Being from small towns in central Nebraska and having roots in and near Gothenburg give Justice John R. Freudenberg and his wife Connie (Bratten) a local, rural connection. John R.