Thursday, May 5, 2016

It was 20 years ago that I first became friends with Dorothy, a woman who joked that since she was twice my age she could give me twice as much advice as friends my own age.

As usual, our family remains committed to causing highly educated and supremely dedicated professionals seriously doubt their career of choice.

When word leaked Sept. 15 that the USDA planned to close more than 700 of it 2,353 Farm Service Agency offices around the country, reaction among Capitol Hill aggies was swift and mostly unkind.

As summer nods its farewell, our school hosts the annual football homecoming game and dance in mid-October each year.

A team from the National Science Museum in Tokyo, has, for the first time, discovered a giant squid captured on camera in its natural habitat.

The USDA not only provides the budget for local Farm Service Agency offices and programs, it funds and administers dozens of other programs related to food safety and distribution, land management, rural development and agricultural research.

Returning my coffee mug to my drawer of personal stuff at work, I noted the apron still there from my camera room days at Farm and Dairy.

The livestock industry wants the government involved in the national animal identification system. And yet it doesn't want the government involved.

Standing by the ocean, I have always felt an incredible wave of awe and inspiration. There is simply nothing as powerful as watching that massive movement's waves crash to the shore.

Once again, I have let a perfect opportunity for martyrdom pass me right by. Isn't that always how it is? Blink, you miss it, and before you know it, all the good victimizations are taken.
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