There's a reason why I will never be kidnapped
Steve Eighinger

There's a reason why I will never be kidnapped

Yes, it's time to pay another visit to Facebook, where I often wonder what prompts people to leave some of the messages they do. While I have no answer for that, I'm just glad -- and always entertained -- that they do. Here are some of my favorite findings.

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Vomit-flavored jellybeans, anyone?
Steve Eighinger

Vomit-flavored jellybeans, anyone?

For some, the Halloween season brings thoughts of scary-looking pumpkins and witches on brooms. For me, I have visions of Milky Ways, Kit Kats and Hershey bars dancing in my head.

Nix was the definition of a hero
Steve Eighinger

Nix was the definition of a hero

The dogs being housed at the Quincy Humane Society will be eating quite well on Friday. All dogs at the Humane Society will be receiving "freedom burgers" from McDonald's, donated by a local family that wishes to remain anonymous.

Seriously, clam-flavored candy canes?
Steve Eighinger

Seriously, clam-flavored candy canes?

The Christmas season may never be same. At least the eating part of the Christmas season.

Home and heart are here, sprinkled with memories of the past
Steve Eighinger

Home and heart are here, sprinkled with memories of the past

The older I get, the more I tend to think about the Thomas Wolfe novel, "You Can't Go Home Again."

After consideration, I'm much more comfortable with our Halloween custom
Steve Eighinger

After consideration, I'm much more comfortable with our Halloween custom

So, you've always thought Halloween was this warm-and-fuzzy little celebration of kids knocking on neighbors' doors for candy and other treats. Well, think again.

Things on my mind as fall enters
Steve Eighinger

Things on my mind as fall enters

There are a few things that are on my mind as we enter the fall season, which for those who might have missed it, officially arrived last Saturday.

It's time again to break that imaginary bread
Steve Eighinger

It's time again to break that imaginary bread

Lunch time is arguably my favorite hour of the day, allowing me to exhale, regroup and get ready for the afternoon[Note] -- which brings us to Vol. III of the year's "Lunch with Steve" series. For those who have not followed this concept, [Note]once every

'Morons of the Month' honors dumb comments
Steve Eighinger

'Morons of the Month' honors dumb comments

Normally, our "Morons of the Month" column pays tribute to some unfortunate souls who have run afoul of the law in rather humorous fashion.

Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa
Steve Eighinger

Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa

Movies have long been a fascination of mine, from their stars to their story lines, and even their locations -- which brings us to today's subject matter. I recently stumbled across an interesting list of the most famous movies filmed in all 50 states.