Thank goodness that it is finally starting to cool off a little bit. The Halloween decorations on store shelves make more sense when the thermometer doesn’t read 89 degrees.

Agricultural economists deem specialization “efficient.” Farms are a good example of specialization: dairy farmers make milk, and crop farmers grow large acreages of crops, and hog farmers fill barns with innumerable hogs, and beef producers grow beef like crazy. Even those farmers who grow …

Looking around today, you can almost hear Rod Serling, of “The Twilight Zone,” saying “Picture, if you will, a great country fighting to survive.” That would seem to be the case in the United States, as we seem to, in many ways, be living in The Twilight Zone. A genuine effort is underway to…

I don’t know. Do we need to talk about National Preparedness Month this year? Actually, that’s something of a joke.

Its Alice in Wonderland stuff, these new rules. When a mob of people crowd onto a busy highway, it’s not a threat to public safety, it’s a protest, maybe even a “sanctioned event.” If you’re in your car on the highway and get stopped by the protest and surrounded by the protestors, “drive aw…

Ah, those good old college days. We remember them well, although the college days that I am about to tell you about are not likely to be the ones you will remember. Colleges are generally considered to be serious, educational institutions, but still, many have acquired a reputation as a plac…

”The Ballad of John Henry” is a folk song about a strong, hardworking “steel drivin’ man” who could swing a hammer better than any other man on the work crew. John is admired as a hero, and, when his legacy is threatened by the introduction of a steam drill, he challenges the job foreman tha…

Most years, the end of August marks the finale of summer and the beginning of early autumn. That’s kind of true in the sure-to-be-legendary 2020, but it’s best not to count on normality this year.