Being Absolutely Quiet is the Best Thing For You, (And Us..) I need to say a few words about our founder, Felix Perringdale. The 1893 photograph of Perringdale is widely misunderstood, and scandalously misrepresented by his detractors. Over the course of three years, Perringdale repaired to his parents’ barn in Le Mars, Iowa, where–surrounded by..
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Elections, Journalism, Tea Party
Don’t worry about that title. I’m a capitalist, down to the bone, blood, and sinew. During basketball games, as a 6’2″ 9th grader, I sat on the bench reading books about the stock market. These days, I spend almost all of my spare mental time wondering how I can make my small business grow, since..
Christianity is fairly simple: man is a sinner, and Jesus came to pay the price for those sins: all who truly believe on Him are saved. Unfortunately, under Gay Sharia Law, that may be unapproved expression, subject to fines and jail time. If you don’t think so, take a look at this story about a..
Politichicks ran an article of mine this morning on the subject of having fun. My super short, mini-micro, two paragraph thesis is that conservatives need to combine celebration, romance, music, good food and fine wine with the task of “taking back America.” The Bible is a divine record of knowing there is a time for..
The morning broke a little warm and windy; the farm’s golden hour looked happy enough, grapevine green and all, fruit fattening up in the summer morning heat, but I was troubled, and then I recalled the source of the worry: I spent an hour or two in a theater yesterday, trying not to weep. Dinesh..
There are some truths so obvious you get a bit hoarse repeating them: Phoenix, Arizona is a nicer place to live than Tejarcillos, Costa Rica for a reason. Seattle, Washington beats Zimbabwe for a reason. Salzburg, Austria trumps Sinhung, North Korea for a reason. It’s easier being a woman in Madison, Wisconsin than Riyadh, Saudi Arabia..
The Passive Aggressive Elitist In case you hadn’t noticed, I tend to just say what I think, to impart whatever dim light I have, and then assume those in the dark corners of the room will appreciate a little glimmer in the coal mine. Light is light. The world is a better place when you..
“A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up..” It’s been a bone-weary two weeks. I performed Patrick Henry five straight nights last week, and four straight nights this week. We had a county water well inspection this week, several meetings about the farm..
I’m losing patience with people like the troubled freak on the right harassing my daughter– and it’s not for the obvious reasons. Our country, after all, allows folks to be idiots; we all have embarrassing friends, and if Al Gore and Harry Reid are any guides, being a half-wit is not yet a felony. Certainly,..
Cliven Bundy — American Hero I’m trying to imagine the life of a rancher, and I’m coming up short. Mind you, I have a bit more experience than most. I once woke my wife up at 2 AM, on a 37 degree February morning, to help me round up three Jersey cows that had broken..