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In our efforts to understand and deal with Mother Nature, we have invented, engineered and manipulated her in ways that often produce unexpected results. There is currently a drought in the Midwest that is devastating small farmers all across the plains....
At first, there were whispers. Where was Jesse Jackson Jr.? Was he drying out in rehab? Was he being treated for exhaustion? And soon, whispers grew into partisan shouts. Was the congressman ducking a U.S. House ethics probe into his dealings with...
Tags: Elections, Depression, Government, Cancer, Symptoms
Last week I wrote about the contributions farmers, specifically crop farmers, make to the health of the environment. I didn't mean to neglect how livestock farmers also do their part, I merely ran out of space. Indeed, livestock farmers, contrary to...
"You look just like your mother!" I've lost count of how many times I heard that as a child and even now. Apparently I talk like my mom, laugh like my mom and according to my sister, I swing a golf club like my mom. I personally don't see it. I feel...
Whichever pronunciation you prefer, I have had a love/hate relationship with this fruit/vegetable since I was a little bitty boy. For example, I love every type of tomato sauce, and I pretty much mean EVERY TYPE from Bolognese sauce, a minced- or ground-...
The "American Dream" is alive and well in Hagerstown — in the person of Tuyen Tran. Some of you might know her as "Melissa," the skilled and gentle nail technician at Nail Palace & Spa in Hagerstown's North End. This spring, Melissa's husband,...
Last week, I wrote about the differences between dairy cows and beef cows while comparing the dairy cow to a diva. Beef cows are pretty low maintenance compared to their dairy cow sisters. Yes, the dairy cow does have a few things in common with a...
"Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr." is another of the Harvard professor's wonderful television series for PBS. This is "must-see TV" and a more than worthy sequel to three previous projects Gates has hosted about how some of us came to be what...
The corn crop is already coming in this year but instead of being the traditional green, many fields have turned a brilliant purple. It's left many farmers scratching their heads. “It seemed dramatic, in 24-36 hours we had noticed a little bit of...
Tags: Symptoms, Human Body, Health
I have to hand it to Lolo Jones, her marketing agent, Brandon Swibel, and the edgy promotional gurus at Red Bull. I can't think of another athlete with such a slim competitive resume becoming such a pre-Olympic star and attracting such an impressive...
Last week, a friend of mine lost her long battle with cancer. Lynette Alicea was a unstoppable fighter, who was determined to beat the terrible disease, and almost did. Unfortunately, despite the valiant efforts she and her family put forth, cancer...
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