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Gore is playing the role of his life

Thursday, March 8, 2007

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.

Farm and Dairy: It takes a thief

Thursday, March 1, 2007

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

If you farm, be a passionate mule

Thursday, February 1, 2007

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

Strap in, if you’re riding the e-wave

Thursday, January 18, 2007

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.

The New HamThe New Hampshire ‘pay per view’

Thursday, January 11, 2007

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

All I want for Christmas is …

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Here it is. My Christmas list. It’s my farm editor Christmas list, not my personal wish list (stainless steel pots and pans, if you must know).

False comfort: Raw milk is safe

Thursday, November 2, 2006

There is a sense of complacency about food safety: Our food supply is safe; I’ve never gotten sick. But the recent spinach/E.

A story we’d rather not tell

Thursday, October 26, 2006

In a perfect world, we’d never print another article like Tony Nicoletto’s page one story about his miraculous recovery from a farm accident.

Farm and Dairy is all about family

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I have a “first day on the job” speech I give all new editorial department employees. After I review the company’s policies, plan the training schedule, and point out the restrooms, I climb on the soapbox.

Learning to feed the right wolf

Thursday, August 31, 2006

(Editor’s note: I wrote this column in July 2003. Re-reading it this week, it seemed like an appropriate piece to reprint.


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