Friday, July 1, 2016

Each day since that July morning when I took a ride in an ambulance has been interesting. Some days the earth is steady beneath my feet.

There is nothing, and I mean nothing, like a sudden and horrid illness to make a person extremely grateful to be alive.

There is a certain comfort to be taken in the knowledge that some things are probably never going to change.

Stockpiling fescue and orchardgrass is generally considered an economical way to extend the grazing season and cut feed costs.

Ride away, ride away. Johnny shall ride, And he shall have little cat tied to one side, And he shall have little dog tied to the other, And Johnny shall ride to see his grandmother.

July has been a tough month for farmers and ranchers in The Washington Post. On July 2 and again July 18, The Post published lengthy investigative pieces on the enormous cost, wanton waste, and built-in silliness of today's federal farm programs.

I usually read more than one book at a time. I keep a book by my bed, and maybe one in the bag I take to work, but this summer I'm into overload with the books I've started.

The trip was off to a good start. Made good time to the Pittsburgh airport, narrowly missing the 100,000 people the shuttle driver said would be converging on the airport to see the Air Force Air Show at 1 p.

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet." - William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet By Susan Crowell Farm and Dairy advertising representative Georgeanne Wolf hand-delivered the fax.

The biggest non-news news of the yet-young summer arrived July 1 when the Doha Development Round of World Trade Organization talks melted into a muddy puddle of recriminations as the trade yakkers in Geneva failed to even begin their "last ditch" effort to save the troubled talks.
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