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Birthday By: 09/02/2014 @ 10:10am

Sometimes it’s best not to know.Last week someone talked to me about helping on a grant application.“We’re almost done,” she said. “We just need some…

Elk Horn Adventure By: 09/02/2014 @ 10:07am

A recent speaking engagement found my wife and I traversing the wilds of the Hawkeye State. This wasn’t particularly upsetting as we reside in the wilds of…

Septic System Insurrection By: 08/25/2014 @ 9:29am

All homeowners are familiar with a few inescapable truisms. Among them are “a roof never leaks when it isn’t raining,” and “the kids always choose to…

Clean Sheets By: 08/19/2014 @ 7:10am

I have nothing against Ohio. I’m sure it’s a fine state.And I know several accountants - all perfectly lovely people.But for reasons I don’t fully understand, this story is much better with an accountant…

2014 Farm Beautiful Winner By: 08/13/2014 @ 10:38am

Congrats to Dick and Sharon Haas the winners of the 2014 Farm Beautiful Contest.

Vikings By: 08/12/2014 @ 7:36am

Football season is here and I’m a Vikings fan. Hard times are coming.  It’s not easy being a Vikings fan. It’s easy to be Yankees or Lakers fans, where winning is the expectation. When your team…

Back-to-School Season By: 08/11/2014 @ 8:39am

It’s that time of the year when we have sweet corn coming out of our ears (har!) which must mean that it’s also the back-to-school season.Is it just me or are summers getting shorter? It seems like it was…

Characters By: 07/29/2014 @ 8:53am

I’m suffering a character shortage.No, I’m not using meth or cheating on my taxes. My hometown is suffering a shortage of characters. I’d be willing to audition for the role, but I’m not sure I have…

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