VIOLENCE: an unjust or unwarranted exertion of force or power, as against rights or laws


It has been a tough week in America.   Terrorist attack, factory explosions, poisoned mail, shootings, strong public words, and  countless acts of aggression throughout the nation. This all comes at a time of conflict in Congress over such issues as gun control and  immigration. The mixing of these elements has caused me to say to […]

SILO: thinking that focuses on one issue at a time

A wise mentor and I were driving through farm country at one time several years ago on our way to an important meeting. “See that farm over there?” he said, pointing to a farm with five silos next to the cattle barn.  “That’s a prosperous farm.  You can always tell what farmers are doing well […]