TOWNER, N.D.— The big news this past week was the passing of Elizabeth Taylor, Hollywood superstar and jet setter, at the age of 79.
Special to Agweek, 03/29/2011
TOWNER, N.D. — No one’s ever accused me of being a jock. Sure I played plenty of red barn basketball and backyard baseball, but I didn’t do a lot of organized athletic school sports.
Special to Agweek, 03/14/2011
TOWNER, N.D. — I think I could count on one hand the number of times we’ve taken our kids to the movie theater to see something up on the big screen. That’s how we keep things special. Severe limitation.
Special to Agweek, 03/01/2011
TOWNER, N.D. — It always gets warmer after a cold spell. Of course, that cold spell could last five or six months in some parts of the world. This winter, in North Dakota, the cold shifts from tolerable to intolerable about once a week.
TOWNER, N.D. — I’ve heard of infants being referred to as “curtain climbers,” but I don’t know many kids who limit themselves to just climbing curtains. I know I never did. Besides, I grew up in a house with shades, and it’s a lot trickier to climb a roll-up, retractable shade.
Special to Agweek, 02/01/2011
TOWNER, N.D. — Every generation of parents probably has struggled with all the things their kids would like to have and what Mom and Dad actually can afford to give them. Or, if they can afford it all, struggle to rein them in a little so they gain a healthy respect for scarcity.
Special to Agweek, 01/18/2011
TOWNER, N.D. — The holidays are a time to give. I try to reinforce that when I give my kids money in the store, and, before their eyes get too bright and they head for the toy aisle, I tell them to put it in the Salvation Army kettle for people who need it more than we do at Christmas.
Special to Agweek, 01/11/2011
TOWNER, N.D. — I spent a few years in the sales business. I’ve been to a few national sales meetings. No where too exotic, mostly Kansas City or Denver. I was just happy to have a hotel room with the little coffee pot in it and the two free coffee packets.
Special to Agweek, 12/21/2010
TOWNER, N.D. — I’m really getting into the Christmas season. Yesterday, I trudged through the snow with a log chain around my neck, just like Jacob Marley in the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol.”
TOWNER, N.D. — If you do a Google search on “teamwork marriage,” you’ll get 827,000 results in 0.2 seconds. When I want to work on the teamwork aspect of my marriage, I skip reading the books and articles. I just look across the breakfast table and say something sweet like, “Hey, honey, wanna work some cattle today?”
Special to Agweek, 11/22/2010
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