Current Events

Rage, Hate & Wrong Actions

By now most are aware of the location of Ferguson Missouri. We know the names in the last couple weeks of ordinary people. People like Michael Brown, whose death inspired riots for days. Destruction of property, looting and tearing down a community doesn’t help anyone in the situation. It solves nothing. Others have been killed […]

Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May

We never really know what a person is battling. Genius comic and depression might seem unlikely characters, but depression doesn’t always look like it’s “supposed to”. Today’s crazy world keeps getting crazier, and for decades someone in the entertainment world made us laugh, made us cry, made us FEEL. Today Robin Williams left this world, […]

Celebrities, Fans & Social Media – From the Archives

Have you ever really thought about celebrities? We talk about them all the time. Their names sell merchandise and tickets and air time. The perceptions on a narrow part of the entertainment world – country music – over the last five or so years have brought some interesting observations. Several times I’ve thought of writing […]

Feeding America Past and Present

So often we hear how farmers should go to the way it used to be. I wonder how many remember what that was? It’s an ideal, and not far from what we are, but it’s far from what people want to buy. So we work harder.   Do people remember the truth or the picture? […]

The Mobile Mindshift – in Small Scale Agriculture

When I say we combine technology with tradition, many question. Many don’t think we use *enough* technology! Having dipped barely a toe into the mobile world, I picked up the book The Mobile Mindshift off of NetGalley and have been both puzzled and challenged. How can we use this technology? Many think agriculture is old […]

When Community Fails

Most communities are a mix of good folks trying to help others and bitter folks finding fault. It seems scams abound, and are believed, and when someone tries to help in a public way there are those who don’t want it to happen. The economy brings out those who claim to have cancer and don’t, […]

Sometimes Progress is Slow…But Still Progress

We’ve tried many avenues to get progress. Some have been detours. Others dead ends. I’ve not hidden much on here – and no it’s not all cheery and good. Sometimes life sucks. And sometimes it means taking an opportunity. I’ve still been focused on moving to Kentucky, but no winning lotto ticket in sight. Not […]

Puzzle Pieces & Unpleasant Choices

So it’s been a rough week. A couple youngsters lost, Connor’s Silver Fox doe broke her back for reasons unknown – and unfortunately it’s usually a fatal injury for rabbits. Rabbits can kick and stomp hard enough to cause injury – if something upsets them, harasses them or scares them. She’s always been a spirited […]

Respect, Honor, Loyalty

Three words that represent values everyone says they want, but too few model. As everyone, hopefully, stops today to reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day think about the words. They’re just words. But are they? Words lead to action. And actions are declining, leading to reactions. Many lament “what is wrong with the […]