Remembering the Greatest Generation – And Raising the Next

This week has been dedicated to the service and remembrance of President George H.W. Bush. And rightfully so, he was a great leader and great man. I was in grade school when President Bush (#41)  was in the White House so my memory of him is faint. But when I think of President Bush I … More Remembering the Greatest Generation – And Raising the Next

National Farmer Day: The many hats of a 21st Century farmer

It’s National Farmers Day. To many people, farming is a simplistic occupation and the farmer a nice but traditional man who plants the seeds and harvests the crop. But when I look at my farmer, I see a man who has 100 jobs, a million responsibilities and a variety of skills that serve him in … More National Farmer Day: The many hats of a 21st Century farmer

The demise of the grocery store: removing another link between consumer and farmer

Jeff Bezos and his multi-billion-dollar company, Amazon, made news again this week when he announced the purchase of Whole Foods, an upscale grocery store chain that specializes in organic, natural selections. Amazon has spent nearly two decades perfecting the mail-order business, allowing people, like myself, to bypass local retailers, traffic and the check-out line by … More The demise of the grocery store: removing another link between consumer and farmer