Month: July 2020

Revitalization through recreation

Rural Washington has an economic problem. So many towns here were built on the back of the tremendous logging boom that fueled rapid economic growth throughout the region. That boom ended abruptly when the last of the big trees were cut and we settled into a decades long hum-drum harvest cycle that only delivers a […]

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The importance of Agriculture

This week is haying week on our farm. We go to the hay fields and bring back a winter’s worth of hay to fill the old, gray barn. This is a golden time, when the weather is finally nice enough for the grass to be ripe and the bales to be dry. While there is […]

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The Masked Man

If you see me in the grocery store or the park, you will see that I am wearing a mask. Am I making a political statement? Definitely not! I am wearing the mask because I have a 96 year old grandmother who I care about, or because I want my country to be whole again, […]

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The Declaration of Independence

When the Declaration of Independence was signed, the world was an extremely different place. Many of the challenges of today simply did not exist. However, there is one important factor that the signers of the Declaration recognized as constant: the need for a government that represents the people and provides the opportunity for all to […]

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