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Just a Glimmer

It is a fine spring morning here at the farm. Wind and rain have taken a rare holiday. A few whisps of clouds dot an otherwise clear and deep blue sky. It is just cool enough for a cap and … Continue reading

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Mixed Signals

March 1, 2017 I saw my nemesis twice today. The first time was by the fence which separates the yard from the east pasture. The chickens had sounded their ground-based threat alarm, which sounds suspiciously like their “I just laid … Continue reading

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Chasing Spurtle

It’s not in my nature to be mean, or tough, or even assertive. It’s part of why I left teaching. I just tired of telling kids what to do. It’s why my dogs have no manners and don’t listen when … Continue reading

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The Golden Spurtle

I learned this morning from reading a package of oatmeal that there is a porridge contest in Scotland. The winner of this contest wins “The Golden Spurtle.” I liked that and thought immediately to name an animal Spurtle. As it … Continue reading

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Honky Tonk Hens

Even if the calendar says otherwise, spring is in the air here. Most evident are the calls of the red wing blackbirds, staking their claims to space and women. It’s like a big ol’ honky tonk out in the pasture … Continue reading

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A Different Classroom Analogy

I have seen on my Facebook feed an analogy in which a professor  “destroys” an argument by challenging his students to “give their As” to a student who spends all his/her time in drunken revelry, rather than working towards a … Continue reading

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Choosing Wisely

I just read a speech by Lou Holz in which he declares 10% of your life is about what happens to you and 90% is how you respond to it. I’m not sure where he gets his numbers from. I’m … Continue reading

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