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Fifty years. A half century. That's a long time. Can you imagine being married for that many years? I certainly can, and I believe many of you readers can as well. Perhaps many of you have already celebrated your golden anniversaries.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:16pm

I know what you're thinking. Having read the title of this column, your mind has turned to thoughts of physical pleasure. The joy of sex, perhaps, or eating a delicious meal, or buying something you've been craving for months and months.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:16pm

It's a long way from a pork chop to a crawdad. I grew up never traveling much more than 30 or 40 miles away from our farm home. A trip to Sioux City, 24 miles away was looked on as a big event.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:16pm

The Apostle John chose an interesting format in recording the works of Jesus.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:14pm

I guess it's human nature to wonder so much about nature - no pun intended. We certainly have a curious relationship with the world around us - and by that I mean everything that exists besides us.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:58pm

Wes Covington is on third base, Eddie Mathews is on second base, there are two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Milwaukee Braves are behind seven to five.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:57pm

I was digging my way to the back of our garage recently when I came across my fishing boat, stored there for the winter.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:44pm

In our culture there seems to be an acceptance, and growing promotion of, arrogance or haughtiness. We see it in certain athletes, politicians, radio personalities, and many of those who are held-up as the "ones in the know.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:58pm

Have you ever wanted to run into burning buildings and get paid poorly for saving property and lives? Does driving elderly folks to important doctor visits and refusing to be paid appeal to you? How about making a college education possible for a student who could never have afforded it without you?...

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:53pm

Good government is all around us. Just look for it. You don't have to look very far. We are among the most fortunate inhabitants on Earth, just because of the level and type of government we have in this country.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:53pm

The little town where I grew up had no library, and, though I blush to admit it, most of the time none of my boyhood buddies felt the poorer for its absence.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:52pm

I have had a lot of conversations lately with people who are feeling pretty discouraged.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 5:30pm

Spring officially arrived in Minnesota at three minutes before noon on Thursday, March 20. After a winter more brutal than most in recent memory, spring was awaited with more than usual enthusiasm and winter-weariness.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 5:15pm

I get a lot of ideas for these columns from the news. That's probably no surprise since news has become a 24-hour, 365-day media business that must rake in billions of bucks for a number of owners.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 5:03pm

I wish I'd thought of inviting people to take a vacation on our farm. I just read a piece from a national ag publication extolling the virtues of urban folks taking a vacation on a working farm.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 5:03pm


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