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Wrong Way By: 09/09/2014 @ 6:41am

I was pretty tired. I’d been up for almost 30 hours and now I was driving through the dark toward a place I didn’t know.But I was in no danger of falling asleep…

Football Adventures By: 09/08/2014 @ 10:38am

It had been over 30 years since my wife and I attended a college football game, so our recent game-day adventures…

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…

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 the Mount Rushmore State, which is very similar to…

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 drink neon-red Kool-Aid the day after you install a…

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…

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