Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The man who painted eloquent pictures of everyday heroes may have been surprised to know that he became one of mine.

In the beginning, when it came to parenting a daughter, I wasn't exactly in the pink. Sure, I had been a girlie-girl as a child.

As the White House and Congress pout, parry and plot over the 2006 federal budget plan of President George W.

Wheat reigns supreme in our Western world with wheat flour a staple in so many of our foods. Besides wheat's nutritional properties, it is valued for the versatility of wheat gluten.

One day recently, the morning TV news carried two headlines that made me stop in my tracks. Condoleeza Rice was appealing for several billion dollars in aid to be sent to Tunisia, and about quadruple that billion dollar amount to be sent to Iraq and Afghanistan.

In a dairy farm's employee break room, I saw the following posted: "Our employees are our most important asset.

Presidential budget proposals usually are about two things, politics and mathematics. Both elements carry equal weight.

At 30, I left the home where I grew up. Though not posh or extravagant, it was a place that afforded more comforts than I could have ever enjoyed on my own.

As the journey by covered wagon unfolds for Laura Ingalls Wilder, her husband and young daughter, Rose, it becomes apparent that the travelers will be glad to settle down in a new home.

Someday your prince will come. Sadly, if you're Camilla Parker Bowles, he'll come with some serious baggage.
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