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Long Goodbye to Workforce

By July 3, the tenth anniversary of my departure from the logistics company, I hope to have my exit from the workforce defined. I continue to work for pay and barter and am concerned with a loss of income those … Continue reading

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On a Warm Spring Day

Saturday was the first spring day with temperatures in the low 70s. I spent a few hours raking and using the chainsaw, beginning yard clean up. More clean up remains but I’ve learned to take it easy until returning to … Continue reading

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Imagining a Narrative

It’s been difficult to imagine myself in a post worklife world. When I left my last transportation job work no longer defined me. I could become something new and different. Ten years later work continues to occupy a role in … Continue reading

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Pivot to Gardening

The first spadeful of garden soil revealed an absence of frost the length of the 10-inch divot — and plenty of earthworms. It’s time to plant peas, lettuce, turnips — the early, albeit late vegetables. It’s also pretty exciting. Like … Continue reading

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Starting Spring

It felt good to be outdoors on Friday. The sky was clear and temperatures warmed enough to shed my coat. Green-up has begun. We filed our income taxes with the Iowa Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service. Earlier … Continue reading

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Political Bandwidth

The 2020 general election will be challenging for a lot of reasons, not the least of which for me is deciding whether policy or politics is the most important part of it. Politics is the art of what’s possible. I’m … Continue reading

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40 Acres Sans Mule

There is nothing magical about 40 acres in the 21st Century. Today’s American farmers can make a living on much less, largely because of crop diversification, technology, and emerging markets for locally grown food. For a beginning specialty-crop farmer, 40 … Continue reading

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