Monday, November 30, 2015

Hemingway went to Paris to discover, he once explained, if "I could write two good sentences." While there, however, Papa wrote two good books, The Sun Also Rises and Farewell to Arms.

"Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.

I really wanted to write something today, but I'm currently obsessed with stalking my bank account. This is, I assure you, every bit as exciting as it sounds.

Once, while researching the amount of grain the USDA's Commodity Credit Corp. had in storage, I hit the brick-solid bureaucratic wall of silence.

Three steps higher than the rest of our church's sanctuary, Carol and I noted how much hotter the air felt in just that slightly elevated area where we took our turn as elders during our Sunday worship service.

Managing dairy heifer calves is right up there with dairy farm finances in my book. There is no future dairy business without either one of them.

Throughout the history of mankind, stories of war have forever been a part of the landscape. Stories of amazing survival and incredibly staggering deaths in massive numbers, faced with courage, have been woven through the fabric of our history.

First, let me state for the record that no dogs were harmed in the making of this column. Primarily because those little buggers are fast and really hard to catch.

The harder anyone scratches the Central American Free Trade Agreement pushed by the White House, the worse the smell in American agriculture gets.

As we celebrate our freedom on the Fourth, let's reminisce via the wartime correspondence I dug out of Dad's cedar chest