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Reluctantly resolute, maybe …

Thursday, December 30, 2004

I could do the obvious joke about how my New Year’s resolution is to quit procrastinating tomorrow.
Or I could circulate one of those “Top 10 New Year’s resolutions” joke lists that clog up the Internet incessantly and get forwarded to you by everyone you even remotely know (with explicit instruction to forward to 10 friends immediately or you will have horrible luck and probably die).

More dollars and less conservation

Thursday, December 30, 2004

There is no shortage of American grain; current cash prices prove it.
Corn is marking time at $2, wheat hangs just above $3 and soybeans, at $5.

The days of old seem perfect

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Reading this Christmas book of personal stories collected by President Carter prompted many memories shared by my father over the years.

All I want for Christmas is a book

Thursday, December 23, 2004

I crawled under the covers and hoped Keith would ignore the ice cube toes I inched closer to his leg.

Guerilla gifting is tough war to win

Thursday, December 23, 2004

On the 13th day of Christmas my true love gave to me a completely unexpected gift and I had nothing in return.

A life of simple living and giving

Thursday, December 23, 2004

(Author’s note: The following column was first published the week of Christmas 1994. Now, by tradition, it returns.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Here we are in the midst of our holidays; our usual “to do” lists can nearly double during this season.

Book reminds us good overpowers evil

Thursday, December 16, 2004

It has been said that much can be determined about the character of a man by studying the way he treats animals.

New clothing line likely not in my future

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Do you think the witness protection program offers a new wardrobe? More importantly, can I enroll before I have to appear in anything “dressier” than Santa print PJs for the holidays?
Not asking for much.

Johanns’ confirmation is easy; it’s everything else that will be hard

Thursday, December 16, 2004

A few days after his presidential nomination to replace Ann Veneman as secretary of agriculture, Nebraska Gov.

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