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Convention spotlights U.S. agriculture

January 29, 2015 Earlier this month, I had the privilege to attend the 96th annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation in San Diego. more »»

 
 
 
Bulldozer is best friend for home repairs

January 25, 2015 I once heard a man claim he finished a home repair project on time and without a hitch. Later, I regretted laughing like a loon at a man so obviously suffering delusions. more »»

Get fit until the cows come home

January 18, 2015 Getting fit used to be easy. more »»

Agronomy school workshop planned

January 15, 2015 Hello, Tribune Chronicle readers. The OSU Extension offices in northeast Ohio are pleased to be offering the Northeast Ohio Agronomy School 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. more »»

Bug bites whiny, er, sick writer

January 11, 2015 There will be no column today because I’m sick. It took me until October to do it, but I finally caught the summer cold that’s been flittering about the offic. more »»

Research is better than resolutions

January 4, 2015 I have yet to break a single New Year’s resolution. My formula for success is simple: I’m still researching which resolutions to make. I don’t believe in rushing into things. more »»

Go into the new year with a list of ‘dos,’ not ‘don’ts’

December 28, 2014 The final 2014 column — another year has time-warped right on past. Sigh. It’s hard to believe next week is 2015 but then, that time march has been in quick-step cadence since it began. more »»

Clutter inspires genius and unhealthy eating

December 28, 2014 I heard it often as a kid: “Burton William, clean your room! It looks like a pigsty.” Back then, it sounded reasonable — at least to my parents. But science says cleaning the sty stifles creativity. more »»

Guys lose focus ... hey, a chicken!

December 21, 2014 Guys just don’t pay attention. Our wives questioned our focus for years. I think. I wasn’t really paying atten ... well, you know. Now a scientific study backs them up. It says .. more »»

Dream big but wear a helmet

December 14, 2014 Common advice is that if you’re going to dream, dream big. That’s not such a great plan when you’re a kid waiting for Christmas. Come to think of it, it’s not working out so well as an adult, eithe. more »»

Holidays and the bottom line

December 12, 2014 It is that time of the year called the Christmas holiday season, when not only children but adults and seniors enjoy the pageantry, the songs, gifts, food and the warmth of good will to one another. more »»

Enduring the traveling circus at the airport

December 7, 2014 Flying through the air with the greatest of ease … is really just for that daring young man at the circus, folks, and here’s why: The entire experience known as airline travel is far less popcorn,... more »»

Solve the mystery of shopping for spouses

December 7, 2014 “How can I get my husband to tell me what he wants for Christmas?” Yet another exasperated wife asked for my expertise, though I wasn’t clear if it was because I am a guy or because I resemble Santa... more »»

Children’s farm book of the year awarded

December 4, 2014 “The Beeman” has been named the recipient of the 2014 Ohio Farm Bureau Award for Children’s Literature. Laurie Krebs writes from the view point of a child whose Grandpa is a beekeeper. more »»

More chocolate needed to stop zombie hordes

November 30, 2014 The Zombie Apocalypse is coming. We’re in for the whole Kit-Kat and caboodle of walking deadness. Unless we get more chocolate. more »»

Brown wants new party chair

November 30, 2014 U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, the top Democrat in Ohio, wants to have a new Ohio Democratic Party chairman in place by the end of the year. more »»

An exciting time to be a Browns fan

November 25, 2014 I am a Cleveland Browns fan. For the first time in forever, I can freely announce this fact without expecting a sympathetic reply. more »»

Fatigue may have caused California crash

November 25, 2014 REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The driver of a tour bus that overturned in California, killing one man and injuring at least 30 other passengers, might have been fatigued, authorities said Monday. more »»

Cell phone springs prisoner from the potty

November 23, 2014 Even in this week of gratitude, I never thought it would come to this — I am thankful for cell phones. Crazy, I know. For years, I railed against the cell. more »»

Uncouth ‘forget’ good manners

November 16, 2014 I am uncouth. I prefer to call it pleasingly casual. I have no ideas what “couth” is, but I do know, after reviewing the rules of the growing trend of business etiquette boot camps, that I am not i. more »»

More on Europe travels

November 14, 2014 Continuing from my column of Aug. 22, the last day in Brussels, after dinner, Aunt Mildred, Christine and I shared the sights of the day before they went to their room for the nigh. more »»

 
 
 

 

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