Sunday, February 14, 2016

The whole Social Security reform issue is: a) confusing, so I tune it out b) political, so I tune it out c) someone else's problem d) all of the above e) there's a problem? At times, I'm afraid, we all feel like selecting any one of these options.

On Jan. 21, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the air quality compliance agreement.

I make hard-boiled eggs just a few times a year - usually to make deviled eggs; now that my kids are growing up, we haven't taken time to color them for Easter.

I remember as a child being obsessed with horses and the cowboy life. It consumed our play, it invaded our dreams.

I am not a morning person. In the morning, if forced to get up at all, I prefer nothing more than silence, and a cup of coffee as big as my head.

The first hint of spring brings big iron and big irony to the winter-rested Illinois prairie.

Last week, a busload of Pennsylvania farmers visited three dairy farms in eastern Ohio as part of a dairy profitability tour.

I am the first to admit that sometimes I make a mess of things. I try to teach my kids that the best reaction is to 'fess up, take responsibility, fix what I can, learn from my mistakes and move on.

Familiar moments float to the surface of my memory pool at Easter time. I can't imagine anyone not enjoying leisure time with the Sunday comics, but I believe my fondness for the funnies traces back to the Easter mornings I spent with Dallas Clapsadle.

To be invoked by all PTO parents, volunteer parents, and room mothers (and fathers and "significant others") among us.
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