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The Pope's visit

Ronald Reagan said the most frightening words you can ever hear are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
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What is the difference between organic and biodynamic?

Both are farming methods which contrast drastically with the conventional, chemical agriculture so common today.
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Reprints from the magazine “Military”

The magazine “Military” is a monthly publication dedicated to the military personnel who defended their country and to those who fought for the freedom of people of other nations. I recently read this magazine for the first time, and immediately subscribed to it.
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The Need For Courage

Peter Cartwright, a nineteenth-century, circuit-riding, Methodist preacher, was an uncompromising man. One Sunday morning when he was to preach, he was told that President Andrew Jackson was in the congregation. Cartwright was warned not to say anything out of line.
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The Goodness of Youth

Waterloo Iowa High School Helps Macon County High Tornado Victims
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Looking Back

There are moments in all of our lives when we look back on the people we once were, the naïve and untainted days of our adolescence, the rebellious and complicated times of our teenage years or the eager and struggling years of our 20’s, each era involving a different version of ourselves, a different image that reflects the times and a different idea of the person we would become today.
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Water Conservation

It is not too early to remind everyone that now would be a good time to begin conserving water again, in case you haven’t been doing so all along and you forgot about last year’s record drought.
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When Does Obama Go To Church?

So what Sundays does Barack Obama attend his church? If he is never there for the racist/bigot Jeremiah Wright’s diatribes, which apparently are more frequent than Obama would have us believe, just when does he go?
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Onion Planting

Onion planting was just a warm up. We snuggled in a few thousand plants and dropped 36 pounds of sets one afternoon, yet my mind was on bigger things. They say onions make the meal, with which I concur, but onions aren’t the meal. On the other hand, potatoes are.
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Growing Spinach In Tennessee

Spinach loves cool weather, so growing it in Tennessee can be tricky. It certainly tricked me, but eventually I caught on.
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Traveling Adventures

Once again I find myself in a tropical rainforest, touring organic and biodynamic farms. With my brother Mark along, our first stay was up at 8000 feet above sea level, sitting on top of the world. Bill and Holly are still raising trout and marketing smoked and dried meats throughout central Costa Rica. Mark has a keen interest in rainbow trout; he managed a fish farm in North Carolina for many years, so there was a lot of trout talk.

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Democrats Go At It!

Paying her Bills… Looks as if Hillary Clinton has made yet another comeback on the campaign trail, and Barack Obama is finding out how it feels to play catch up.

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Media, Royalty & The Clintons

I used to be a devotee of Fox and Friends on the Fox News Channel in the mornings but since the network has chosen to put that simpleton Gretchen Carlson on as co-host after E.D. Hill left for a later morning slot I have fallen in love with Morning Joe on MSNBC.
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Spring Dreaming

It was May, and there were several people at my house. I suddenly realized I had not planted potatoes yet, or even turned the ground.
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