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The world through the eyes of a child

Thursday, March 23, 2006

The joy and wonderment of youth is a gift like no other. Just when the burdens of the world begin to feel unbearably heavy, I am blessed by the children’s’ voices that help light up my life, as well as the lives of those around me.

You are officially grown up

Thursday, March 23, 2006

I understand now, with perfect clarity, why some 30-something women persist in sporting mini-skirts that are far too young for them (or their thighs) and men of the same age endlessly relive their teenage athletic exploits.

A knucklehead trade strategy

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Lawyers are fond of noting there are only three courtroom strategies to pursue in any legal case. First, if the facts favor your client, argue the facts.

I’ll Blame The Media

Thursday, March 23, 2006

When I take a good look at all the stuff I’ve accumulated at my house that I don’t really have room for – things I juggle around, work around, should clean around – I always think, “what could make me believe I needed these things?” Instead of examining my own weaknesses, I’m going to blame our media.

A country of contradictions

Thursday, March 23, 2006

I watched the huge muskrat swim toward the bank of the Jordan River below me. Zooming in with my long camera lens, I snapped a shot to give to Mahoning County native Karl Gebhardt who was about to be baptized (we’re talking “dunking” here) in the shallow river.

Grazing is great, but it can be better

Thursday, March 23, 2006

We hear and see many reasons for improving our grazing practices. Reasons. Over the last several years, the federal government has also chosen to support and encourage grazing through the use of government programs.

Broken hearts and fond memories

Thursday, March 16, 2006

The deeper the joy, the more devastating the heartbreak. The journey across this life brings a mixture of both and somehow we must be strong enough to hold it all.

What it was like in the ancient old days

Thursday, March 16, 2006

On this, the occasion of my 10,000th birthday, I would like to say … oh, OK, I’m not really 10,000 years old.

More food labeling, not less, is needed

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Given the sad state of affairs in today’s affairs of state – record federal budget deficits, record trade deficits, illegal domestic eavesdropping, the sale of key U.

Conduct a successful family meeting

Thursday, March 16, 2006

I’m too busy. We’ll start after the corn is planted and the hay is made. We tried them before and they didn’t work.

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