Vince Lombardi once said “Winning is not a sometime thing. It’s an all-the-time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the
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So, everybody doing ok out there?? I’m writing this on August 19th…oh wait, forget that, it’s November 1st. I just think it’s August 19th because my Onion desktop calendar has been stuck on
No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you…I decided to crank up the old font-meter from 12-14 this month! I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of squinting and most of the time I can’t find my
Before we get started, it has come to my attention that some of you did not receive your monthly JTTW in August, so if that is the case, give us a call and we’ll send you a copy. Or, just go to
How about we start off with some good news for a change?? In all of the chaos over the past several months it has been easy to forget that just one year ago Mills and Fremont Counties were in the
So is everybody still hanging in there?? It’s hard to fathom that we’re already into July and we’re still dealing with a virus that was supposed to go away when it got hot. Obviously, that
I’m writing this particular paragraph on the Saturday morning following the first night of protests in Omaha and I must say I’m not feeling overly funny or witty or clever today (that would infer
Before I start, please know that I’m on Day 5 of no chocolate and no Mountain Dew and, well let’s just say, I’m a little on edge. I’m sure there’s a patch for things like this, but for now,
Before we even get started, I hope that this month’s JTTW finds you healthy and safe and calm and financially secure. I know the events of the past month have had a tremendous impact on everyone’s
As most of you know by now, I’m a music guy. One of my all-time favorite movies is ‘School of Rock’ because it shows that music can transform young people and take them to places that they never
So, did everyone enjoy watching the Super Bowl?? No, I’m asking because my deadline for getting this month’s JTTW to Tricia was the Friday before the big game so I’m writing this 4 days before
Well ladies and gentleman, we did it! It is officially 2020 and since most humans only get to see AT MOST 11 different decades in their lifetimes, I think it’s pretty cool that we all survived to
I admit that I’m in a little bit of a sappy mood this morning (November 25th). It’s Thanksgiving week and I know I’ve said this before, but I want all of you reading this to know how much I
Before we dig too far into the headlines and events over the past month, I want to give a huge shout out to our local sports teams that are still alive in the Iowa High School Playoffs. East Mills
Ok, before we get too deep into things, let’s quickly discuss a couple of things happening in the world of current events: The Whistleblower: First and foremost, am I the only person who had to
Well, it’s September and I think we all know what that means…it’s football season!! Yes, that 7-month void between the Super Bowl and the beginning of college football is finally over and we can
So I did something the other day that I haven't done in a really long time, and when I say a really long time, I mean ever.
Well, it’s 9:30 on Sunday night and I was supposed to have this finished on Friday, but as most of you know Malvern’s Sesquicentennial was this past weekend and Friday was probably the most
Well, we are a few weeks away from Malvern’s big Sesquicentennial celebration that takes place the weekend of June 28-30. There should be a schedule included with your bank statement and you are
Well, it took a long time, but the Mueller Report has finally been released and to be honest, there is nothing in it that I didn’t already know in the first place. We knew that certain people
I always struggle in times like this, when so many people are hurting and their lives have been turned upside down; because I’m not really sure when humor is appropriate. The last few weeks have
Boy, lots of good stuff going on in the political arena recently! Obviously, the big news, besides the President’s annual Hair Club for Men calendar photo shoot with Kim Jong Un (very disappointed I
Well, by the time most of you read this, you will probably know the outcome of the Chiefs/Saints Super Bowl matchup this weekend. Yeah, I know, it’s the Patriots (yawn) vs the Rams (yawn), but we
Welcome to 2019 everyone! I’m not sure how we could possibly top 2018 for sheer craziness, but I must admit I’m really looking forward to seeing what this next year has in store for us. Just
Well, the Husker/Hawkeye game literally ended 5 minutes ago and I must say…that was WAY more fun than last year. I know I’ve said this several times before, but games like today will quickly turn
Sometimes it’s really hard to sit down and write this newsletter, especially after the hate-filled week we’ve just endured in this country. I get disagreement. I get bickering. I get political
As you all know by now, I long for the past. I want life to be simple again. It’s why I listen to Casey Kasem every weekend. When he announces a song by Elton John that was released in 1973, I feel
I’m writing this on Sunday, August 26th and I just watched an awesome retrospective of Senator John McCain’s life. I am so disappointed in myself that I didn’t vote for this man when he ran for
Sorry for the shortened version of this month’s newsletter – I’ve been busy taking an online class titled “How to Be Sarcastic While Speaking Russian”. Well, I finally caved – this is my
Well, it’s June 29th and I am both physically and mentally preparing myself for my appearance on the celebrity dunk tank at this weekend’s 4th of July festivities in Malvern. It’s been decades
I know I told you last month that my Cal Ripken-like streak of putting out newsletters might come to an end this month since my editor Tricia wasn’t going to be around to make sure I didn’t say
I see that President Trump has promised our farm families that if the United States does end up in a trade war with China that negatively affects grain prices, he will “make it up to them”. I for
Boy, the last two weeks have been an absolute roller coaster of emotions. On March 21st I was fortunate enough to cross off my number one bucket list item as I flew to Georgia and played Augusta
I had a long conversation with a very wise customer of mine a couple days ago. He’s a big-time hunter (you know how I feel about hunting – it’s not a sport if the other side doesn’t know
“Confidence is high, I repeat confidence is high”. Remember that doozy of a line from one of my all-time favorite movies War Games?? Well believe it or not, that scenario played itself out for
First and foremost, welcome to 2018!! I can’t believe how fast 2017 went by and I’m guessing 2018 won’t be much different. For years I’ve been told (by people older than me at the time) to
Ok, I know what you’re all thinking. This guy is brilliant!! He’s changed the name of his Christmas-themed newsletter to a total rip-off of one of everyone’s favorite Christmas songs so every
Jay's view on the Las Vegas tragedy, the top 5 questions in the Burdic household, and a creative idea for Jay's funeral parade...
Jay gives his take on the anthem controversy and gives some helpful tips for procrastinators...
Jay reflects on some recent events around the world, and let's us know some of the best states to grow "mold" in...
Bonnie's retirement, a farewell to "the Mooch", and Jay gives some t-shirt ideas...
Jay puts forth many ideas for improvements to the school, and shares an embarrassing golf story...
Jay discusses the tree sculptures appearing around Malvern, the recent success of the East Mills track team, and an idea to help the school stand out.
Jay discusses a discovery in his Nebraska Wesleyan magazine, how Facebook could be making you sad, and a belt that could change your life.
Jay recalls his first experiences of driving a stick, a word on an upcoming change to paper statements, and an explanation of Jay's political stance.
Jay discusses the great progress Malvern is making... and how to escape a car in a flood...
An update on the Creighton basketball team, and Jay is stumped once again by his son.
Jay addresses the name change and announces a contest to help him find the best sweet and sour chicken!
Jay reflects on his college days and the outcome of the election.
Jay writes about a repurpose of the old Viner / Chalek building, additions to Moreau’s Backerei menu, and an upcoming fundraiser at the Project Art Church.
The scoop on this newsletter getting banned in North Korea; Jay tries his luck at creating some presidential quotes