Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Did you know that if you rearrange the letters in the word "dormitory," you can also spell "dirty room"? Or the letters in "slot machines" also spell "cash lost in 'em"? It's all about perspective.

I'm not the most frugal of individuals, but I'm by no means a spendthrift. Either way, I have little respect for things crossing my desk that strike me as a colossal waste of energy, time and money.

While researching some of the information for today's Page 1 story on the Borden Boys and their donation to the Smithsonian, I found a picture of a "Rotolactor" milking machine.

Long before there was David Letterman, the University of Tennessee's ag college came up with its own Top 10 list that's worth reviewing.

Dear Annette, You're done. No more high school. No more bells, study halls or varsity volleyball. No more sock hops, pep rallies or lunchroom drama.

Testimony before a House or Senate committee is not always the most scintillating reading. I've always marveled how legislators can stay awake during the most boring of hearings.

There are some weeks when writing a column is hard (OK, most weeks). There's never a lack of things to write about, but making those topics interesting is the tough part.

In January, a man stopped by our booth at Power Show Ohio and mentioned he had met Ora Anderson. He was, the Athens County reader said, the most amazing bird carver.

A week ago, I challenged newsroom team members to come up with a personal goal for the rest of 2007.

The founding fathers got it right. But I'm not talking about Madison, Hamilton or Jefferson, I'm talking about Smith, Lever, Hatch and Morrill.
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