Friday, December 2, 2016

One of the oldest truisms in agriculture noted that "when farmers make money, everybody in town makes money.

He's always been less a lover, more a fighter. We bought him almost 15 years ago, in our early dating days when buying a cat together was still giddily committed, "hey look at us, we're a FAMILY!" We found him in a pet shop, stuck in a cage in a roomful of barking dogs, eyes wide, fur on end.

I was a volunteer at the elementary school library when I first learned of the cholesterol- lowering affects of oatmeal.

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...
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