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Wanting balance

Thursday, November 2, 2006

I was at the checkout magazine rack, too cheap to buy, yet eager to learn how Angelina Jolie is going to balance celebrity, saving the world, motherhood and photo ops.

Cheering for a friend in World Series

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Baseball, to me, is still the great American pastime. So many of my memories from childhood revolve around playing baseball in the side yard with my sisters and brother or fielding a team with lots of cousins in the wide open grassy area near my Aunt Dee’s pond.

Waiting For The Slinging To Cease

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Does the pre-election mud hit you like it hits me? Not a soft, warm variety that makes me ready for the spa, this mud is cold and slimy, and I have some homework to do to get polished up in time to vote.

An offer you can’t understand

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The next afternoon after this tragedy, a beautiful autumn day, I was pleasantly surprised to come home and find our little Amish neighbor girls, Anna and Lizzie, here in our back yard, picking up walnuts as we had told them they were welcome to do.

Gunning for the rural vote in November

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Show me the contents of a person’s wallet and I’ll outline their life. My skinny wallet, for example, holds just two credit cards (likes convenience, hates consumer debt), a grocery store discount card (cheapskate), a driver’s license, voter’s registration card and fishing license (name, address, age, dull life) as well as a blood donor card (O Positive).

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.

Can I get a re-run of my 29th birthday?

Thursday, October 26, 2006

We are (too) fast approaching yet another 30-something birthday and let me assure you the new has worn off.

Reliving The Personal Touch

Thursday, October 26, 2006

When I think back to my trick-or-treating days as a kid, my memories strike a contrast with the door-to-door invasions we think of today.

It’s time to say goodbye and move on

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Dianne Shoemaker and I have been sharing this Dairy Channel column since 1997, I think. That’s a total of about 130 Dairy Channel articles for each of us.

Harvest brings back fond memories

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Tragedy. The nerve-jarring news of any school tragedy is difficult to take in. But the horror in an Amish school house in a bucolic part of the world where violence is nonexistent proved to be more than we could grasp.

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