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  • Monday, October 12, 2020 10:14 AM
        As a columnist, I sometimes find it necessary to have an experience for the expressed purpose of writing a column. Such experiences are often arduous and hair-raising, but hey, somebody has to do it.
  • Monday, September 28, 2020 9:29 AM
        Ask a farmer why he farms, you will probably get a blank stare. Or, at best, a series of hems and haws and a lot of staring at shoes. 
  • Monday, September 14, 2020 8:59 AM
        Our two sons sure had it good when they were growing up. For example, their mother chauffeured them to school every day in climate-controlled comfort.
  • Monday, August 24, 2020 9:29 AM
        There are many things the government does poorly, but there are also some things that it does quite well. One of the best things the government has ever done was to institute rural free delivery.    
  • Monday, August 10, 2020 9:15 AM
        It has been said that a handful of key inventions enabled the rise of civilization. A short list of such inventions invariably includes the wheel, the lever and the screw top beer bottle.
  • Monday, July 27, 2020 9:15 AM
        I was prowling the bookstore the other day when, just beyond the Harry Potter wing, I bumped into a section that dealt exclusively with celebrity cookbooks.
  • Monday, July 13, 2020 1:38 PM
        When our two sons were teenagers, I developed a deep appreciation for the many talents that those budding proto humans possessed.
  • Monday, June 29, 2020 10:24 AM
        The capacity to produce music has never been my forte. I am one of those who could not carry a tune even if you bolted a handle onto it.
  • Monday, June 15, 2020 9:26 AM
        In my opinion, the New Year’s celebration comes at the wrong time of year. Instead of January – at a time when it seems as if the entire planet is locked in frozen darkness – the passing of the old year into the new should be commemorated in the spring.
  • Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:45 AM
        It is difficult for a full-time dairy farmer to take vacations. Those cows have to be milked every day, and it is nearly impossible to find a hotel whose complementary breakfast includes generous helpings of alfalfa hay.    
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