Jan to June 2018

What’s in a Word?

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On December 31, I posted this question on Facebook – If you had one word for 2017, what would that word be? The post received over 50 responses and the words were intriguing. First, I realize that it is difficult to encapsulate a year with one word.  The words listed may be reactions to specific […]

July to Dec 2016

There’s Change Brewin’ Ahead

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Have you noticed how much we talk about the weather?  After the hello’s, it’s usually the first thing we talk about. “Can you believe this beautiful fall weather?” “Got enough snow for you?” “Really need a rain.” (Said like we’ve been a farmer all our life and just returned from a soil moisture test) If […]

July to Dec 2016

Skitter Ahead of the Waves

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I am a product of the plains. Lived in the tree-less, ocean-less, mountain-less parts of the world my entire life. So it seems like we head for treed or mountained or oceaned parts of the world when we can. This past week I’ve traveled to Maine and Florida. Definitely treed and oceaned places, and incredibly […]

April May June 2015

Drives Me Crazy

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There is something that drives me crazy about my father.  He doesn’t finish sentences when he is speaking – especially when he has a lot on his mind or is in a hurry.  He will say most of a sentence, maybe mumble the last word or two, then move to the next sentence.  Drives me […]

April, May, June 2014

Seeking Community

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I believe we all seek community. Dad and mom talk about the community getting together during harvest time to help each other. When I was growing up, the church and school were pretty much the only game in town so much of what happened in our life, happened there. When our kids were involved in […]