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Everyone has moments that stick out as clear as day from their lives. When you can get into a deep conversation with someone, and get to the parts of them that truly matter, you might be lucky enough to get a glimpse into those moments that helped define their destiny and made them who they are. One of mine was the Kent State Killings in 1970. I was twelve years old when it happened and not as consciously aware ofRead more…

Yesterday my high school age daughter told me a classmate was pulled from a class because it was suspected he had a gun. They were interrupted while taking a test, and the kids were angry this boy was searched because he was a “straight A” student known to never be a problem. However, he spoke about owning or having access to guns. I thought it was an isolated incident, related to increased awareness due to the Virginia Tech massacre. HoweverRead more…

I interrupt my hectic schedule (in fact, I made a “No Blog” rule for the week) to rant about the Slate piece on how men and women work the same amount of hours a day. I hate this stuff because the averages hide the truth. The article, called Couch EntitlementSurprise—men do just as much work as women do features a study that says: In the United States and other rich countries, men average 5.2 hours of market work a dayRead more…

What a weird week this is. There is something to complain about around every corner. I’m having a hell of a week myself but didn’t want to steal SEOMoz.org’s Rand Fishkin’s Seven Short, Out-Of-Character Rants thunder, or add my own to his, because every other word out of my mouth is not in the dictionary. I was so determined to not use the word “rant” or “complain” or “bitch” in my post title, that I grabbed my trusty Thesaurus toRead more…

Jennifer Laycock has sent word that she has been issued an apology. An Update on the “Pigsteria” and the Mother’s Milk Bank Fundraiser I have received an apology from Steve Murphy, the CEO of the National Pork Board and we are currently working toward a resolution. I asked Jen how’s she’s doing with all this and she reports to be doing “great” and is totally focused on what’s really important. Her children.

If I was a farmer making a living off my hogs, and I learned that the organization that represents my way of supporting myself and family finds that a breastfeeding t-shirt slogan is a threat, you can bet your sweet pork barrel politics that I’d resign my membership faster than it takes to microwave bacon. Represent my interests and protect my integrity. That’s what my membership fees are for. As a farmer who is used to getting her hands dirtyRead more…

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