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Nervous first job interview

A recent land-grant university graduate, Miss Dee Poynt, eagerly, and nervously, anticipates her first actual real agribusiness job interview. She drives to the company...

Story with a moral

Recently, while down-sizing my life, sorting through a stack of folders I ran across a bunch of “Ruff Times,” an economic newsletter published back...

Round-trip to posterity

A week ago about this time in the afternoon we were pulling up to the unloading dock and greeting some helpful folks at the...

“Newbie” farmers’ tales

A guess the inexperienced farm wife who wrote what follows must have seen my column and decided her story about learning the ins and...

Dinosaur steak vs beef steak

The price and availability of various foodstuffs is newsworthy fodder these days. Inflation, and perhaps price gouging, is making all foodstuffs more expensive. Parts of...

Expensive Good Samaritanism

I learned the hard way last week that being a Good Samaritan can turn out to be expensive. Here’s what happened: On the day before...

A doubtful “new/old” story

This story wuz told to me as a true one. I doubt its veracity, but I don’t doubt its humor. So, here’s the story: A...

“Bloody” practical joke

Early this week I wuz finishing up mowing vegetation around the barns at Damphewmore Acres when I spied a vigorous “ink berry” plant along...

The Spectacular Plunge

I’ve mentioned many times that living in the semi-wilds of the Kansas Flint Hills frequently brings me into unusual contact with wild critters. That...

Strange doin’s

Some weeks at Damphewmore Acres just end up having more doin’s than other weeks. But this week took the prize in “strange doin’s.” A superstitious...
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