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By Mike Austreng, Editor

Our usual routine has us writing this column on either late Thursday afternoon, or early Friday morning of the week before you read it. For this week’s column we were forced to write it the morning you were reading last week’s because we needed to finish earlier than usual to join four of our golfing buddies for our annual trek up north where we play four different courses in four days.

In our earlier days of this time away we always planned 27 holes each day so we had something we could do other than sit at our rented cabin, or in a bar. As the years piled on those 27 holes per day took their toll even though we consumed more and more Advil, so now we have one day with 27 holes and the other three with just 18. The weather forecast looks favorable – not that weather forecasts are often right.

Our recollection is that this is our 26th or 27th annual trip with the same four guys, all good friends who would give you the shirt off their backs if you needed it. It’s interesting that we golf with these same guys every Thursday yet when we get away for this outing it’s like we hadn’t seen each other for a long time.

Very seldom (if ever) are there cross words or disagreements – there’s certainly a good share of joking, but never any real anger, it’s just a good time.

Naturally, when the company is going to be missing one person, there’s lots to do to lighten the load for the others – that’s why we’re doing what we can to work ahead as much as possible because Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. we plan to be on our lawn mower at home getting the lawn trimmed so we can head north about noon.

We’re sure we’ll have a good time, as long as the weather cooperates.

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From news reports we’ve heard President Trump has made history. He’s the first sitting President to ever meet face to face with a North Korean leader. As much as some people seem to despise the man, everyone should be willing to admit that he gets things done when he’s allowed to.

The media had a variety of reports – some saying Kim Jong Un was the real winner once the meeting was over, others saying it was a clear victory for our President and the people of North and South Korea.

Another news report we read cautioned that there was a similar agreement in 1993 that wasn’t followed by North Korea.

From what we understand, North Korea has agreed to “denuclearization” – should anyone really trust that notion? Doubtful, and we’ll bet both sides will be keeping close tabs on the other for a very long time – as they should.

We’re sure there will be more to come.

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The clock is ticking and we’re not too many minutes away from when we want to leave the office, so we’ll cut this week short.

Have A Good Week!

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