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Who killed the trade talks at Doha?

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Unlike Mark Twain’s quip upon reading his obituary, my early July “RIP Doha” column was neither premature nor exaggerated.

Vacation time? Let all the ‘fun’ slide away

Thursday, August 3, 2006

I think that I shall never hear the term “tourist season” without imagining the term being akin withs, say, “deer season,” “duck season,” or “open season.

Sleuth On Ice

Thursday, August 3, 2006

We sweltered as the summer sun fastened its hot rays on the west side of our house. I tried not to move around much that afternoon and found things to keep busy – folding clothes that weren’t put away and trying to come up with a plan for our supper that wouldn’t involve heat.

New home provides new blessings

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Each day since that July morning when I took a ride in an ambulance has been interesting. Some days the earth is steady beneath my feet.

The high cost of political help

Thursday, July 27, 2006

July has been a tough month for farmers and ranchers in The Washington Post. On July 2 and again July 18, The Post published lengthy investigative pieces on the enormous cost, wanton waste, and built-in silliness of today’s federal farm programs.

Stupidity leads to quick burn

Thursday, July 27, 2006

There is a certain comfort to be taken in the knowledge that some things are probably never going to change.

Illness can remind us how precious our time on this earth can be

Thursday, July 27, 2006

There is nothing, and I mean nothing, like a sudden and horrid illness to make a person extremely grateful to be alive.

Stockpiling has risks when high costs

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Stockpiling fescue and orchardgrass is generally considered an economical way to extend the grazing season and cut feed costs.

Ride Away, Ride Away; No One Shall Ride

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Ride away, ride away. Johnny shall ride, And he shall have little cat tied to one side, And he shall have little dog tied to the other, And Johnny shall ride to see his grandmother.

Go ahead, call me some names

Thursday, July 20, 2006

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet By Susan Crowell Farm and Dairy advertising representative Georgeanne Wolf hand-delivered the fax.

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