Thanksgiving

Thank a Farmer: Kerry Nobis of Nobis Dairy

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Kerry Nobis, Michigan Dairy Farmer I made the long trek (I kid, it's all of about 11 miles) out to Nobis Dairy Farm on a rainy Saturday at the beginning of this month, and what I learned is that Kerry Nobis is highly underrated. Whip smart and incredibly funny, Kerry is one of those rare [...]

If, at some point, I become half the hog farmer Pete Blauwiekel is, my work on this earth will be done. So, when I decided I wanted to run a "Thank a Farmer" series on the blog this month, it's only natural that he was the first person who came to mind -- it's merely [...]

On Gratitude and the Trendy-ness of Thanks

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The other day, an acquaintance and friend on Facebook lamented the latest social media trend of sharing one's gratitude publicly. "Live it!" she posted, after charging her friends and family with publicly giving thanks only because it is "politically correct" to do so. People are thankful for their spouses one day and complaining about them [...]

Miscellany: Operation 13.1 + Good Stuff to Start The Week thumbnail

I haven't been the very best NaBloPoMo'er this year. Last year it was quite a catalyst for me and so there is an inkling of guilt over it not being the same fit again this year; as if I owe it something. Which is silly of course, if anything, not being in the same place [...]

Thirty Days of Little Things: Day One

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Since returning from Ethiopia I've felt a bit like my wheels are spinning. I have a lot to say, but am unsure how to say it. I have a lot to do, but am unsure how to do it. I'm so small and the world is so big. And yet, I'm so big and the [...]