Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Yes, it is time to take inventories and prepare balance sheets.

One man's junk really is someone else's treasure. I thought of my sister the very first time I heard that statement.

Entrepreneur and author Seth Godin calls himself "an agent of change." His books on marketing are as thought-provoking as their titles are entertaining: Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing out of Sync? is his most recent effort.

While other prophets and forecasters fill the first week of January - and endless inches of newspaper space - with predictions of what will happen this year, permit me 600 or so words to predict what won't happen in 2008.

I knew all those years of selfishly tossing aside those urban legend chain letter e-mails that warned of dire consequences if I did not forward said chain letter to dozens of my friends posthaste would come to haunt me.

The sunrise lit up the bare winter branches along Route 11 for a beautiful view I would have missed had I gone home the night before and had I not been ill on New Year's Day.

Now that winter has set in, 10 p.m. has become a bittersweet time of day for me. It’s not visions of sugar plums that...

Time has a way of running out this time of year, and with horror I realized this morning - the day after Christmas - that a column had to be in by 10 a.

With the new year upon us, now is a great time to make those yearly resolutions to get the farm financial records organized.

Life on dairy farms in the 1970s proved to be a very good time, indeed. I was too young to know it, but I recall the feeling that things were going well.
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