The prodigal son returns
By Dr. Donald J. Jonovic
Problem submitted by J.M. , via email
I’m planning to rejoin my father on our family farm in the spring, but I have a big concern.
After college graduation, I wanted to experience the world, so I joined the Army. It was a good experience, but it was something I didn’t want to repeat.
The concern is my brother, Aaron, who’s three years younger. He’s now working in the energy industry (currently offshore oil, but talking a lot about shale and fracking these days). He says he’s never coming back to the farm.
He means it now, but I know him. It could be five, even 10 years, but after he sows his oats, he’ll be back.