Thursday, November 26, 2015

Just this past week, I once again had a meeting with school officials regarding Cort's on-going struggle with his health and how that pertains to his education.

Obviously, I am failing to see the big picture, money wise, and for this (and my being a writer - a career path which ranks slightly lower than illegal alien bus boy in terms of financial success), I'm unlikely to ever be obscenely, or even G-ratedly, rich.

Even before Ann Veneman quietly submitted her resignation as secretary of agriculture Nov. 12, the Washington grapevine hung heavy with a long list of likely replacements.

The surprise came from two words cropping up in the exit poll reports. Moral values. The election was hinging on moral values.

I think I want to move. Oh sure, I love the house, the property, the neighborhood, and the schools. All our friends are here and the dogs finally learned how to strew the trash about the yard in the most efficient manner.

The first political wisdom ever sent my way came from the gravelly throat of Everett Dirksen. During Dirksen's 1968 reelection stop in my southern Illinois hometown, I asked the white-maned Senate Minority Leader how he'd outflank Mayor Daley's Chicago vote machine.

It hardly seems like two years have passed, but the registration brochures circulating for the Ohio Dairy Management Conference confirm that they have.

With the holidays just around the corner, many of us make a special effort to prepare special foods that are a part of our family traditions.

I am decidedly a country girl from way back, but I confess to one odd trait that makes me look like a city kid in the biggest way.

Just before midnight Nov. 2, the empty Guinness cans in my kitchen sink rattled. Two (of the three; there would be more later) fell.