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I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately. I guess, in all honesty, it’s my attempt to begin to get a grasp on so many of the complexities life has to offer. While I wish I could say that I have made a vow to reduce time on social media, often this reading occurs at the end of a long day when I find myself on my phone searching for … something.

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It’s 7:45 a.m., and I am sitting on my couch uncomfortable and wondering how difficult it’s going to be to get back up off the couch when I am done. Although I am only 36 weeks into my pregnancy, I only made it 35 weeks with my last, so this is like my 40 weeks.

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The farmer is the central cog in a system wherein all ancillary cogs profit because the central cog keeps turning. Seed and agrochemical companies, animal breeders, equipment dealers, crop insurance salesmen and bankers on the front end, and food processors and manufacturers on the tail end – they all need the farmers' wheels to keep spinning in order to make money.

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Recently, a new immigration bill (HR 7059 Border Wall Funding and Immigration) has been introduced in the House of Representatives, which could significantly increase immigration enforcement efforts on unauthorized workers across the U.S.

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The other day, my husband turns to me and asks, “What did you learn today?” and I didn’t have an immediate answer. I had to really think but, before I could answer, my husband started talking excitedly about what he had learned that day. It was a wake-up call for me.

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Put on your favorite sweatpants or elastic polyester jumpsuit, people. It’s green bean casserole season. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Ah, the memories that will be made. In-laws, politics, tryptophan and an electric carving knife – what could go wrong?

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