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Jan 07, 2015

Regrets on missing Beltwide

Ronnie and R.N. — farmers, leaders, friends — congratulations on an honor well-deserved....More
Jan 02, 2015

Blank slate comes with lot of opportunities

Something about this computer screen reminds me of January. t is, or was, a blank page, which sometimes seems like an insurmountable challenge—a....More
Dec 29, 2014

Hoping to be useful every day of 2015

I’m hoping 2015 will bring an end to this prolonged drought....More
Dec 17, 2014

Nothing small about Christmas

We have a new grandson to help celebrate his first Christmas....More
Dec 03, 2014

Digital age is fraught with potential pitfalls

I am opposed to selfies....More
Dec 01, 2014

Water sacrifices need to be shared

Rice farmers will be hit particularly hard and for the third or fourth year in a row. Many have lost production, and some have abandoned acreage....More
Nov 25, 2014

Thanksgiving memories—how they linger

Thanksgiving reminds us to be thankful for what we have—a turkey, a chicken, a day in the woods with your dad, a slice of your mom’s sweet potato pie....More
Nov 20, 2014

Harvest is time to evaluate efforts

In recent weeks I’ve watched farmers harvest corn, cotton and other crops and have been privileged to ride along as they moved combines and strippers....More
Oct 21, 2014

Driving may be on the wane for millennials

“See the USA in Your Chevrolet,” was a call to my generation to take to the newly constructed Interstate Highway system and see the wonders of this....More
Oct 13, 2014

Hail hath plenty of fury

But none of those hair-raising escapades come close to the thrill of riding out the torrential hail storm I ran into in Jacksboro, Texas....More
Oct 09, 2014

Drought is over? I’m not saying

I’ve been rained on; I’ve stepped in ankle-deep puddles; I have accumulated gobs of mud inside and outside of my once pristine white pickup; I have....More
Sep 30, 2014

Missionary work offers unusual opportunities

The latest soapbox I climbed on was at the Denton Market last Saturday....More
Sep 29, 2014

I can tolerate almost anything but irrelevancy is an affront

We are still relevant. We still buy stuff. We need cars built for comfort, not for speed....More
Sep 24, 2014

Old barn photo stirs memory2

Picture of old barn reminded me of similar structures on my grandfather’s place in Anderson County, S.C....More
Sep 16, 2014

IH wins Ugly Truck Contest1

“The beauty of an IH was it was ugly to start with. Last use was driving a billboard for the Rotary Club Hamburger Day.”....More
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