Category Archives: Writing

A 2,000 Word Day

I’ll be filling in for editor Trish Nelson at Blog for Iowa the next two weeks while she takes a well-deserved break. To meet a daily posting requirement I wrote four posts Saturday in between gardening, cooking, mowing and laundry. … Continue reading

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Home Stretch

The campaign to survive after a transportation career turned the bend and is heading into the home stretch. Economic realities we face as a family continue to exist, but the effort to cope — including 12 lowly paid jobs since 2012 … Continue reading

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Living, Writing and Blogging

It’s 287 days until I plan to leave work at the home, farm and auto supply store and create a day job as a writer. I had hoped to continue writing when I joined the retail outlet. However, it has … Continue reading

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Cooking is Inspiration

The folks I hang with in the local food system are focused on product. Is the asparagus ready? What about the rhubarb? When should I plant peppers and tomatoes? How much should we put into a member share? I’m interested … Continue reading

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Winkling the Week

Sunday afternoon I felt a bit dizzy. I assumed it was the long day, split between two farms, getting tired after making 57 trays of soil blocks. As I placed the last tray of 72 blocks on the table for … Continue reading

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Writing Through

One third of the way into 2017 I’m like the horse that smells hay in the barn. I can’t wait to finish the year, bed down for an evening, and get on to what’s next. When writing about this final … Continue reading

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Defining Community

Each of us defines community through our engagement in society. Whether participation is passive, active, or in between, our lives and how we live them contribute in a meaningful way to how we live with others in a community. Not … Continue reading

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