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He’ll always be ‘Mr. Darling’ to me

Thursday, January 13, 2005

His eyes were intense, piercing almost. And I was more than a little intimidated when he stepped into the office where then Editor Tim Reeves was interviewing me for a staff reporter position.

Writing, and living, in the dark

Thursday, January 13, 2005

This past week has been a week of challenges.
A chilly rain was falling when we went to bed on Wednesday night.

Our lives: Gone to the dogs

Thursday, January 13, 2005

It’s hard to know when, exactly, to proclaim an otherwise beautiful family experience a disaster, but that does seem to be the way these things go.

USDA’s ‘mad cow’ circus act

Thursday, January 13, 2005

The only thing worse than the USDA’s timing in the announcement of new rules to permit Canadian live cattle and cow beef imports into the U.

Stocking Stuffers Start the Year

Thursday, January 6, 2005

Santa always packs some cashews in my husband Mark’s stocking, and Santa’s helper, who collects most of the stuffing for our large Christmas socks (guess who), sometimes reconsiders gifts that will entice him to overindulge.

Dark, chilly Christmas memories

Thursday, January 6, 2005

Winter’s blasts of snow and ice tickle the fancy of some while creating for others extreme hard work for hours on end, along with nightmarish challenges that cannot be resolved overnight.

Time to toughen ruminant feed ban

Thursday, January 6, 2005

Fact: Rendered protein products that contain specified risk materials from cattle with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) are the main source of mad cow disease, if other cattle eat those materials.

What’s in a name? Creative crime and the ‘Junior’ league

Thursday, January 6, 2005

Recently, I have begun to branch out in my daily newspaper reading. Now that I have discovered the birth announcements, I am no longer confined to the police blotter to keep up with the myriad ways humans can commit crimes against the innocent.

Cork the bubbly: 2005 won’t be 2004

Thursday, January 6, 2005

When bidding my first, large freelance writing job decades ago, I telephoned an experienced friend for guidance.

Happy New Year

Thursday, December 30, 2004

As we arrive at the end of this year 2004, I look back at our reflections on 90 years of Farm and Dairy.


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