Saturday, June 25, 2016

I have had quite a few good laughs as I have turned the pages of The $64 Tomato by William Alexander.

This is the story of one special horse. When my daughter, Caroline, was a little girl, the biggest thing on her wish list for several consecutive years was a pony.

Do you know what rattle fatigue is? There are no Census Bureau statistics available regarding this, but I'd be willing to bet that nearly 90 percent of all farmers have experienced it at one time.

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Annie Dillard, considered by many to be the voice of American baby boomers, once said a child is in many ways a closed door until about the age of 10, when there is an awakening.

It has been an incredibly sad week for horse lovers and horse-race enthusiasts, as the Kentucky Derby winner and legend-in-the-making Barbaro left the Preakness Stakes in an equine ambulance.

As May unfolds and Mother's Day was celebrated once again, I found myself thinking just what it means to be a mom.

I grew up among big sisters. I relied heavily on those three older sisters to steer me in the right direction, provide me with entertainment, clue me in on the latest cool things to say and keep me informed on what not to wear.

I have been thoroughly enjoying the writings of Heather Lende, a newspaper reporter in small-town Haines, Alaska.

I heard a snippet of a conversation while dashing through the grocery store not long ago. A woman, visiting from far away, judging by her New England accent, made the comment to another woman, "I am really considering moving here.

I have followed the stir regarding drinking unpasteurized milk with interest. Like many of you, I am sure, I grew up drinking milk straight from the cow.
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