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Enjoying more and more, less and less

Thursday, June 23, 2005

It has been said that of all the things available to human beings, the land of our Earth is one thing that is taken far too much for granted.

Frenzy over female racer leaves mom’s taxi in the pits

Thursday, June 23, 2005

So, the entire world is up in arms because Danica Patrick, a female driver, placed fourth at the Indy 500 recently.

Made in America? Yeah, right

Thursday, June 23, 2005

After a sip of (Brazilian) orange juice and a nibble of bacon (from a market hog farrowed in Canada), U.

Summer 2005: Once in a lifetime

Thursday, June 23, 2005

After Flag Day and Father’s Day, we’re headed fast toward the heart of summer. How do we fit all those special times that can best be enjoyed on a summer day into the limited weekends on our calender?
Inevitably, events coincide and choices must be made.

Climbing that tree will set you free

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Daring determination and the ability to block out the fact that you just might get a whipping for even attempting it

We need trade, one way or another

Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Central American Free Trade Agreement is expected to come before Congress this month for an up-or-down vote.

Don’t shoot your shoes this summer

Thursday, June 16, 2005

As a mother, I want a lot for my children.
I want them to be happy, to cure cancer, to be compassionate and well-loved individuals, and to marry into Bill Gates’ millions.

Talking the truth about trade

Thursday, June 16, 2005

You know you’re far off the reality map when the American Farm Bureau’s former president, Iowan Dean Kleckner, publicly praises the Humane Society of the United States for its support of Central American Free Trade Agreement.

Finding Father’s Day

Thursday, June 16, 2005

It’s time, again, to ask my daughters if they have a gift in mind for their dad for this Sunday and if we need to rush out at the last minute to shop? Although we all know deep down that allowing ourselves to be entrapped by society’s marketing routines is our own choice, we also know we would feel slightly guilty if we didn’t step somewhere within the seasonal shopping loop.

Farm boys made the days more fun

Thursday, June 9, 2005

The days of summer on our dairy and grain farm were anything but lazy days.
What seems to stand out most of all in my memory of summertime is the small army of young men who pitched in to help.

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