Dashed Expectations: Economic Growth Eludes Us

We’re all victims of dashed expectations.  At every point in life we expect certain things to happen and they don’t.  In fact I suppose you could say life is like a box of chocolates but maybe that means it’s about adjusting dashed expectations.  I can remember many times in my life thinking certain things were…

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9/11 Ten Years Out: Still Feeling the Effects

Over the weekend, many of us have had a chance to watch the many documentaries over the television marking the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.  It was a terrible day, but 10 years on the world is so different.  10 years ago I wrote the following lines in my agricultural column on DTN. It is a…

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Jack Layton, Thank-You

When I heard the news I was deeply saddened. It was only back on July 25th that I wrote a column about opposition leader Jack Layton and his new fight with cancer.  At that time, I entitled the column Jack Layton, Godspeed.  Sometimes in life we do not know why bad things happen to good…

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