Saturday, December 10, 2016

As we close the door on another year, we start a new blank slate - anything is possible. I have always looked at a new year with eyes wide open to new possibilities and a hopeful heart.

In late July, this space highlighted recent investigative stories by reporters at the Washington Post.

Each holiday season brings certain traditions that are unavoidable. For instance, at some point in December, you're going to turn on the radio and hear The Royal Guardsman singing the Snoopy vs.

Here it is. My Christmas list. It's my farm editor Christmas list, not my personal wish list (stainless steel pots and pans, if you must know).

I compared notes with a friend at work about the kinds of music we'd been working on at our churches, Hers, being one of the largest congregations in the area, just finished doing a Christmas cantata which was, no doubt, grand.

One reason I love spending time with young children is I find it joyful to revel in their wide-eyed wonder at the world.

This is the time of year when I like to share with you one of my mother's columns from when she wrote for Farm and Dairy from the 1950s until her death in 1965.

They say money is the root of all evil, but when it comes to modern gifting that's not even remotely true.

I attended my first high school football banquet this month. My daughter was recognized with the freshman cheerleaders.

My daughter and I made plans to go see the new Charlotte's Web movie just the minute it was released in our area after having seen the initial previews.
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