Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A week ago, I challenged newsroom team members to come up with a personal goal for the rest of 2007.

The founding fathers got it right. But I'm not talking about Madison, Hamilton or Jefferson, I'm talking about Smith, Lever, Hatch and Morrill.

"It's time to get political." That's a headline message on the Web site of The Humane Society of the United States.

The caller identified himself as a reporter with the Canton Repository. He was doing a story on two dairy farms that are taking part in a pilot program for onfarm manure treatment, kind of like a municipal sewage treatment plant.

National Agriculture Day occurs every year on the first day of spring, which fell this year on March 21.

The recent televised Academy Awards program was an Al Gore-apalooza, as the assembled actors and musicians were almost giddy in their support of the former vice president.

True confessions: I'm a thief. I steal good ideas wherever I can find them. And hopefully, you're the beneficiary.

An author and writing teacher recent posted a short online blog entry called, "Four Things You Need to Become a Writer.

I can't open the mail, or another farm publication, or my e-mail without reading the word "ethanol." We're riding the e-wave right now, bobbing along on high corn prices and floating on renewable energy currents from Washington.

We've looked out our back windows and watched a bobcat prowl the edge of our woods. We've watched deer and wild turkeys.