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“Everyone wants to change the world, but no one wants to change the toilet paper.”

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A baseball cap, tank tops, shorts and flip-flops were once my summer uniform on the farm. Well, unless we were working around cattle, and then it was a baseball cap, tank top, jeans and toe-saving cowboy boots. Live and learn. 

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Fifty years ago, two men took a walk on the moon.

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Every year I stand in the card aisle, flipping through and rejecting card after card, just trying to find the least objectionable one to send to my farmer dad for Father’s Day.

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Seventy-five years ago Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower had a monumental decision before him.

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Adults tell kids a lot of half-truths. It’s partly to avoid awkwardness, partly to avoid difficult conversations, partly to keep them safe.

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Does anyone still buy aluminum cans anymore?

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Dan Robbins isn’t a household name you’d recognize. But chances are some of his artistic work is still hanging in your grandparents’ finished basement with the shag carpeting, or is tucked away in a dusty box of your dad’s things in the attic.

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To build a strong team, you must see someone else’s strength as a complement to your weakness not a threat to your position or authority—Christine Caine.

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It’s tough deciphering your farmer’s hand gestures when you’re backing a trailer or working cattle. It can be frustrating when one partner repeatedly insists on tokens of affection and gets upset when you miss important dates because you’re in the middle of planting corn.

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I remember when I was a student back in 1996 all the attention that the jocks would get on “Signing Day.”

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Anyone with a Netflix password has been drawn to the binge-worthy new series, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” If you suddenly look around your house and see your spouse hauling out bags of clothes and things to the dump or to charity, it’s a good chance he or she has seen this too.

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It’s a question that comes up often among my friends in the weight loss community: What is your “why”?

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My Mom has this tradition of changing out her everyday Corelle dishes and glassware for Christmas dishes and glasses. It’s as much a sign of the holiday as the antique ornaments from Great-Grandma on the tree and her distinctly inclusive Nativity display on the piano.

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As I write, there’s snow piled up in my office’s windowpane from the Nov. 11 snowfall here in Dodge City, Kansas. I’ve broken out the heavy winter coat and gloves, the Christmas ads are filling my TV and email, and I’ve had my first bout of winter-related car trouble.

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Leaves are turning colors, pumpkins are on the porch and that can only mean it’s time for the annual invasion of our nation’s rural vistas by the family photo crowd.

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Head, heart, hands and health. For decades 4-H members have recited the pledge to use their talents and abilities for the betterment of themselves, their communities, their country and their world.

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My grandma would be so very confused by the fuss being raised over “pumpkin spice” today. In her day, they were simple canisters on her spice rack that came out when she was making pumpkin pies for the family.

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The bumper stickers are faded and crackled, and the T-shirts have long since found their homes in the rag bag. In a few years, it’s likely only C-SPAN will carry the live coverage of the memorial ceremonies from New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.

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It seems to me the world would be a lot better off if more families took the time to hit up a diner instead of a drive-thru every now and then.

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There’s a scar on my right forearm that reminds me that not all farm dogs want to be petted. My knees still bear the marks from every tumble I took while trying to master my purple 10-speed bicycle on our gravel driveway.

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Like many of you, I was in a stuffy, packed, high school gymnasium this past weekend, attending a graduation ceremony for a class of bright-eyed hopeful young people. All of which were waiting breathlessly for one moment—for the tassels to be moved and the class dismissed into the fresh air.

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A few years back I read Howard G. Buffett’s book “Forty Chances.” In the book Howard, son of Warren Buffett, explains that farmers have about 40 growing seasons in their careers—results and mileage vary, of course.

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A month ago a story popped up on my Facebook timeline from a friend in Australia. It’s the rainy season there and that means saltwater crocodiles are on the move. Parks and Wildlife rangers had trapped a 3.92-meter (that’s almost 13 feet) saltwater crocodile near the town of Katherine.

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As anyone who’s burned pasture in the Flint Hills can attest, just under the surface of the amazing grassland is a vast amount of limestone rock. It comes to light after a controlled burn, popping out starkly gray in a sea of charred grass. 

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I was filling out a vacation time card today. Not to spend it lounging on a stretch of sand being served fruity umbrella drinks basking in the Caribbean sun.

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Tucked away in a box in my closet is a gray sweatshirt with a purple duck in Groucho Marx glasses on it. No matter how many times I’ve moved, that sweatshirt tags along with me because of the lessons that duck taught me.

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Every two years we as a nation collectively get Olympic fever. Whether it’s the summer games or the winter games, we Americans come together under the red, white and blue.

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I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV.

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Those who study generations are now dividing millennials into two subcategories—the older ones born at the tail end of the 1970s, like myself, and the younger ones born in the mid- to late-1980s.

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If there is a choice of grape jelly, honey, or apple butter on a table, I’ll go to the apple butter every day of the week and four times on Sunday.

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As I write this, children all over the land are eagerly anticipating the 5 p.m. starter’s gun for Trick-or-Treating. This evening I’ll probably see about 100 or so Elsas, Batmen, Wonder Women, vampires, ghosts, zombies and all manner of witches at Casa Latzke.

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It was one-half of a lightly rusted and aged 8-foot windmill blade assembly, picked straight from the farm. And for just $350 it could come home and sit on your mantel for that “rustic farmhouse style.”

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The past 24 months have been just hard for agriculture across the country.

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Dodge City, Kansas, has its own colorful history. 

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“Honey, just buy the faucet and I’ll replace it for you. It’s not that hard to do, I promise it’ll take just a few minutes.”

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke those words in his address to the University of Pennsylvania in September 1940. A year later our nation would be thrust into World War II with the attack on Pearl Harbor. Truly that was a future for which no parent would ever want to prepare his or her c…

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In about an hour from now I’ll be headed to a county fair to judge the miscellaneous exhibits. It’s something I do because I think it’s important to show young people adults support their efforts.

  • 0

“Everyone wants to change the world, but no one wants to change the toilet paper.”

  • 0

A baseball cap, tank tops, shorts and flip-flops were once my summer uniform on the farm. Well, unless we were working around cattle, and then it was a baseball cap, tank top, jeans and toe-saving cowboy boots. Live and learn. 

  • 0

Fifty years ago, two men took a walk on the moon.

top story
  • 0

Every year I stand in the card aisle, flipping through and rejecting card after card, just trying to find the least objectionable one to send to my farmer dad for Father’s Day.

  • 0

Seventy-five years ago Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower had a monumental decision before him.

  • 0

Adults tell kids a lot of half-truths. It’s partly to avoid awkwardness, partly to avoid difficult conversations, partly to keep them safe.

  • 0

Does anyone still buy aluminum cans anymore?

  • 0

Dan Robbins isn’t a household name you’d recognize. But chances are some of his artistic work is still hanging in your grandparents’ finished basement with the shag carpeting, or is tucked away in a dusty box of your dad’s things in the attic.

  • 0

To build a strong team, you must see someone else’s strength as a complement to your weakness not a threat to your position or authority—Christine Caine.

  • 0

It’s tough deciphering your farmer’s hand gestures when you’re backing a trailer or working cattle. It can be frustrating when one partner repeatedly insists on tokens of affection and gets upset when you miss important dates because you’re in the middle of planting corn.

  • 0

I remember when I was a student back in 1996 all the attention that the jocks would get on “Signing Day.”

  • 0

Anyone with a Netflix password has been drawn to the binge-worthy new series, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” If you suddenly look around your house and see your spouse hauling out bags of clothes and things to the dump or to charity, it’s a good chance he or she has seen this too.

  • 0

It’s a question that comes up often among my friends in the weight loss community: What is your “why”?

  • 0

My Mom has this tradition of changing out her everyday Corelle dishes and glassware for Christmas dishes and glasses. It’s as much a sign of the holiday as the antique ornaments from Great-Grandma on the tree and her distinctly inclusive Nativity display on the piano.

  • 0

As I write, there’s snow piled up in my office’s windowpane from the Nov. 11 snowfall here in Dodge City, Kansas. I’ve broken out the heavy winter coat and gloves, the Christmas ads are filling my TV and email, and I’ve had my first bout of winter-related car trouble.

  • 0

Leaves are turning colors, pumpkins are on the porch and that can only mean it’s time for the annual invasion of our nation’s rural vistas by the family photo crowd.

  • 0

Head, heart, hands and health. For decades 4-H members have recited the pledge to use their talents and abilities for the betterment of themselves, their communities, their country and their world.

  • 0

My grandma would be so very confused by the fuss being raised over “pumpkin spice” today. In her day, they were simple canisters on her spice rack that came out when she was making pumpkin pies for the family.

  • 0

The bumper stickers are faded and crackled, and the T-shirts have long since found their homes in the rag bag. In a few years, it’s likely only C-SPAN will carry the live coverage of the memorial ceremonies from New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.

  • 0

It seems to me the world would be a lot better off if more families took the time to hit up a diner instead of a drive-thru every now and then.

  • 0

There’s a scar on my right forearm that reminds me that not all farm dogs want to be petted. My knees still bear the marks from every tumble I took while trying to master my purple 10-speed bicycle on our gravel driveway.

  • 0

Like many of you, I was in a stuffy, packed, high school gymnasium this past weekend, attending a graduation ceremony for a class of bright-eyed hopeful young people. All of which were waiting breathlessly for one moment—for the tassels to be moved and the class dismissed into the fresh air.

  • 0

A few years back I read Howard G. Buffett’s book “Forty Chances.” In the book Howard, son of Warren Buffett, explains that farmers have about 40 growing seasons in their careers—results and mileage vary, of course.

  • 0

A month ago a story popped up on my Facebook timeline from a friend in Australia. It’s the rainy season there and that means saltwater crocodiles are on the move. Parks and Wildlife rangers had trapped a 3.92-meter (that’s almost 13 feet) saltwater crocodile near the town of Katherine.

  • 0

As anyone who’s burned pasture in the Flint Hills can attest, just under the surface of the amazing grassland is a vast amount of limestone rock. It comes to light after a controlled burn, popping out starkly gray in a sea of charred grass. 

  • 0

I was filling out a vacation time card today. Not to spend it lounging on a stretch of sand being served fruity umbrella drinks basking in the Caribbean sun.

  • 0

Tucked away in a box in my closet is a gray sweatshirt with a purple duck in Groucho Marx glasses on it. No matter how many times I’ve moved, that sweatshirt tags along with me because of the lessons that duck taught me.

  • 0

Every two years we as a nation collectively get Olympic fever. Whether it’s the summer games or the winter games, we Americans come together under the red, white and blue.

  • 0

I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV.

  • 0

Those who study generations are now dividing millennials into two subcategories—the older ones born at the tail end of the 1970s, like myself, and the younger ones born in the mid- to late-1980s.

  • 0

If there is a choice of grape jelly, honey, or apple butter on a table, I’ll go to the apple butter every day of the week and four times on Sunday.

  • 0

As I write this, children all over the land are eagerly anticipating the 5 p.m. starter’s gun for Trick-or-Treating. This evening I’ll probably see about 100 or so Elsas, Batmen, Wonder Women, vampires, ghosts, zombies and all manner of witches at Casa Latzke.

  • 0

It was one-half of a lightly rusted and aged 8-foot windmill blade assembly, picked straight from the farm. And for just $350 it could come home and sit on your mantel for that “rustic farmhouse style.”

  • 0

The past 24 months have been just hard for agriculture across the country.

  • 0

Dodge City, Kansas, has its own colorful history. 

  • 0

“Honey, just buy the faucet and I’ll replace it for you. It’s not that hard to do, I promise it’ll take just a few minutes.”

  • 0

President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke those words in his address to the University of Pennsylvania in September 1940. A year later our nation would be thrust into World War II with the attack on Pearl Harbor. Truly that was a future for which no parent would ever want to prepare his or her c…

  • 0

In about an hour from now I’ll be headed to a county fair to judge the miscellaneous exhibits. It’s something I do because I think it’s important to show young people adults support their efforts.