CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Farmers want clarification
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Farmers are not sure how much more they will be taxed after the Democratic-controlled Legislature adopted a $2 billion tax increase.
It appears that farmers will pay ... Posted on 5/21/13 at 1:12 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Tai Chi: What Goes Around Comes Around
It had only been two days on this mountain in Hubei province.
But in a whole new environment----one that encouraged the focus of every moment, no less---this meant a concentrated, super-saturated 48 ... Posted on 9/8/12 at 8:20 AM
STAFF BLOG AREA VOICES BLOG A real life Eva Gabor? - Areavoices Digest #80
If you're over a certain age...ahem...you grew up not only watching this ridiculous show but singing it's catchy lyrics.
Green acres is the place for me.
Farm livin' is the life for me.
Land sprea... Posted on 6/27/12 at 2:42 PM
ROTARY CLUB OF FARMINGTON Thanks for a great night of rock and roll
There was reason to be worried about this year's Rocktoberfest. Heading into Saturday the forecast called for cold and rain, and heavy rainfall had already caused significant flooding in other commu... Posted on 9/27/10 at 10:01 PM
“Who’s Yer Daddy?” edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff (University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95) is a fascinating look at writers and artists who inspired the work of gay writers and artists by the gay writers and artists themselves.
Three American presidents lead off this week’s roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries with what has already been written by these guys, but leave it to the scholars — they can always find a niche that’s unfilled.
I’m way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I’ll try to make it up by reviewing a finely wrought thriller by first-time Swedish author Alexander Soderberg. It’s “The Andalucian Friend,” (Crown, $26), translated by Neil Smith.
As the River Falls Reads program winds down and folks who have read and enjoyed Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, “The Killer Angels,” are looking for new reading material, I’m happy to report that although Shaara died in 1988, his family lives on in the person of his son, Jeff Shaara, who also writes about the Civil War and has completed his father’s trilogy with “Gods and Generals” and “The Last Full Measure.”
“Now that science has attained its youth and superstition is in its dotage, the trembling, palsied wreck says to the athlete: ‘Let us be friends.’ It reminds me of the bargain the cock wished to make with the horse: ‘Let us agree not to step on each other’s feet.’”
—Robert Ingersoll, 1885
I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert…Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The long and level sands stretch far away.
—Ozymandias by Percy Shelley
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