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 summer nods its farewell, our school hosts the annual football homecoming game and dance in mid-October each year.
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.
Who would I be without my sisters? I am talking both about the sisters who were born into my life, and the sisters I have chosen throughout my adult life.
It is the job of a parent to create order out of a somewhat chaotic world, to orchestrate the subtle and the major things within a child’s life.
How does it happen that a tiny 2-pound bundle of energy can take over the world as we know it? Back in July, a tiny little Yorkshire terrier came to be a part of our family.
Have you ever been driving along, listening to the radio, when a song comes on that simply takes you back to a day, a moment in time, a place you never thought you would be again? I have experienced that same incredible jolt at times when looking at treasured photographs.
I have a big question for all farmers out there. Who among you could possibly farm without the following agricultural essentials: baler twine, duct tape and a tarp strap or two.
Sometimes, animals choose us. What would any farm be without a cast of characters from the animal world? The heart of an empathetic country squire is often large enough to encircle Mother Nature’s castaways rather than just those animals they’ve enclosed within their barns or gates or crates.
Hard work is good for the soul. Hard work builds character. Hard work makes you tougher. Hard work teaches you things you don’t even know you are learning.