Perspectives And The Family Phone

My mom, who neither texts nor uses the Internet, called the other day to see if all our snow had melted yet. Minnesota, which has had far less snow than us this year, enjoyed the same warm temperatures (above 30) and thus melted most of their snow. If she used technology, I would have sent…
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Roast Beef And Raccoons Rule The Week…

Had someone told me in 1986 I would make a living by feeding people, laughter mixed with crying would have been heard two states away; growing up in a family of eight, it seemed making meals was all we did and going to college was a reprieve from the daily grind.  Ironically, while attending college,…
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Controlling One’s Own Destiny…

John F. Kennedy stated in his inaugural speech fifty-six years ago, “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” If you have a moment, look up his speech and see how relevant it still is today. It is easy to complain about people and how they do nothing…
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Misfortune, You Are No ‘miss’!

This past month, misfortune has given us a one-two punch and hit us squarely, not missing a hair on our chinny-chin-chins. First was the barn on March 16 (see previous post) and this weekend, Mother Nature and the Wind (a new band I try to avoid every time it schedules a show in our neighborhood)…
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A Barn Is More Than Its Name…

This week, we lost a piece of our hearts; the hip roof barn which stood guard over the farm since the 20s perished in a fire. To make it sound human is not a fluke; while it is built of inanimate objects and doesn’t breathe, it played an important role in this farm since the…
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