The Simple Question that Drives me Bananas

It's a question I'm sure we've all been asked at some point. Often, it's asked of young children in school writing assignments. It's asked with such innocence and the idea of it being offensive is in itself offensive. But I'll tell ya what. This question¬†drives me bananas! Even as a young child, this question bothered … Continue reading The Simple Question that Drives me Bananas

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Farmer Grit

Neil has something I refer to as Farmer Grit. Any Olympic or Professional Athlete would have this as well. Advocates of change. These people display consistent Champion behavior. Chip Brim once defined a Champion and I have always remembered and loved his definition: Doing the things you don't want to do, at a time when … Continue reading Farmer Grit

So Freakin’ Embarassing

We've all been there. That super embarrassing moment where if the ground came and swallowed us up it would be a relief. I've experienced different levels of embarrassment. Some, I'm able to laugh it off and forgotten about it by that afternoon. Others leave a much bigger impact and I can remember the incident like … Continue reading So Freakin’ Embarassing

I Wonder What They Think of Me?

Ahhh, we've all been there. That encounter or relationship that is meaningful to us and we're trying to figure out what it might mean to the other person. Are they interested in us, like we are in them? What does my boss really think of me? Is my best friend going to forgive me? When … Continue reading I Wonder What They Think of Me?

Yayyyy! Boooo!

I'm going to start with a couple of stories that will help to illustrate my point later on. The first one begins with one of our daughters bringing the boyfriend out to the farm. It was late spring and we were starting to wind up planting. This usually¬† means we have various vehicles and equipment … Continue reading Yayyyy! Boooo!