For the past few days I have been thinking of lessons learned in childhood. How something good may emerge from diversity and challenge. How things don’t always turn out as expected. How there are angels–you just need to know where to look for them. How there is an inherent goodness in people when they lead lives filled with trust. And, finally. . .to expect the unexpected.
I love cameras. Being in front of them, being behind them––any chance to get near a camera, I’ll take it. So when Paula Sands called me late one night begging me to be on her show, well, I just couldn’t say no.
The Grange, one of the first significant efforts to organize farmers in the United States, was established in 1867. The Galena Weekly Gazette, summarizing the state Grange gathering of 1901, highlighted the Jo Daviess Country Farmers Institute in Stockton to be held in late January of that year.
One of my worries over the past few months has been the proposed tariff on newsprint which the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) is proposing. The tariff would raise the price of newsprint 30 percent or more.
A mayfly settled on the arm of Steve Barg, director of the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF)–just a plain old ordinary mayfly, and yet what an amazing creature he was. In their brief hours of adult life, mayflies are too busy swarming, mating and reproducing to eat. Oh, the joys of a life fully lived!