Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sometimes it takes an outsider to see - and be willing to voice - a problem. Mark Partridge, the

I am the scourge of good editors because I tend to write about things in whatever the exact opposite of timeliness is.

I visited my daughter Josie at an off-campus apartment she shares in Kent. I packed several things they could use and while I gathered her mail and a book she requested from home, I threw in a couple of plastic shopping bags full of slightly used Halloween decorations that Kathie brought home from her school's blood drive for the Red Cross.

The world of agriculture keeps evolving in all sorts of ways, and it is refreshing to be able to say that many things are looking up.

Before a months-long summer slips into a months-long winter, it's time to use this week or two interlude - formerly called fall - to sweep my office.

All of my columns carry alternate titles (if only in my head). What the nice typesetter might call it and what I call it is often something else entirely.

Eating healthy is important for everyone, especially for people with diabetes because the type and amounts of food can have a great impact on your blood glucose (sugar).

This is the time of year that slows us down enough to enjoy the grandeur all around us. The leaves are absolutely stunning as the bright blue sky serves as their backdrop and the sunshine dapples the entire show with brilliance.

As sure as the rooster crows every morning, someone will crow every farm bill year on how New Zealand's 1984 elimination of government farm programs has brought a never-ending dawn to Kiwi farmers.

For me, Christmas morning can't hold a candle to one of these rare October dawns when the sun is not quite up and the dew is heavy on the grass and contrails play tic-tac-toe in heaven's splendid blue vault.
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