"Oklahoma is the heart, it's the vital organ, of our national existence." - Will Rogers, 29 May 1926 Over 50 tornadoes touched down in my home state yesterday. Lives were lost, many were injured. Sometimes there just aren't words to say what you want to say. As I spent, my afternoon yesterday glued to the … Continue reading Silver Lining
...and I don't mean that in a sense of letting others herd you around. Recently, one of my Facebook friends posted this article. In it is a list of all 50 states with their people populations compared to their cattle populations. I'm sure it's no shock to y'all that BOTH my states of residence: Kansas … Continue reading People should be more like cows.
Last Thursday evening I anxiously waited to board a Southwest plane headed to Louisville. Mind completely focused on getting to the person who would be waiting there to pick me up, I wasn't prepared for the life lesson in store for me. My flight was overbooked. "Can we have volunteers to move to a later … Continue reading Prayer on Planes
Lately I've been struggling. I feel like I'm the only kid left on one side of a game of dodgeball. I just keep keep jumping, ducking and hoping I survive till the buzzer sounds. Typically, I deal with stress by working out. There's something about listening to my iPod and hitting the elliptical. The more … Continue reading With the weight of the world on your shoulders.
Ever have those reflective moments, of wow, things have changed? I've had quite a few of those over the past few months, but the one that really struck me, happened this past Thursday. Last week I had the opportunity to represent Farm Talk Newspaper (My place of employment) at the American Royal, for the Livestock … Continue reading From where I stood: A year’s time
Here I was singing along with the radio driving through town, when suddenly the song is interrupted with: *beep* *beep* *beep* The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the following counties in the four state area. Storms include quarter sized hail, and 70 mph wind gusts. These storms can cause car … Continue reading I don’t think we’re in Oklahoma anymore Toto.
Give me a tractor, I can operate it. Sure it may take me a couple of minutes to adjust to the various brands or different models of said tractor, but I'm pretty confident in my ability to run farm machinery. Push mowers on the other hand... foreign territory. Due to the drought my lawn has … Continue reading Mowing in Muck Boots