Top 3 Myths About Ag Pesticides in Food

This is a MUST READ – there are many myths, misconceptions, and mistakes in popular understanding of chemicals in our food supply.  Much of what you hear or read is fear-mongering, and over-uses incorrect terms to create the targeted response.

This article clarifies terms (most important phrase:  “the dose makes the poison”) and debunks popular misconceptions.

Top 3 Myths About Pesticides in Your Food, from Ag Daily

 

And now for something completely different…

The great Christopher Walken excerpts from 50-ish of his movies dancing.

This is not new, but it crossed my desk today, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it again.  Hope you do, too.  Mr. Walken has great moves.

But the best one of all is Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice:

 

Top 10 Rules to be a Success(ful Lawyer)

This is from the ABA Journal, but the tips are great for anyone.  By James Grey Robinson.

  1.  Do not be a prisoner of your past
  2. What comes out of your mouth is more than what goes in it
  3. People will admire you more for your health and happiness than your bank account
  4. Take 10 minutes each day to not think but just breathe
  5. Lawyers are admired more for their honesty (and humanity) than for winning
  6. You have to balance and take care of your body, your mind, and your family/community.
  7. Nothing is more powerful than kind words.
  8. Embrace change. Change is good.
  9. If you don’t control your emotions, they will control you.
  10. Being a lawyer is a gift.

The details in each of the points are worth the read – check it out.

Top 10 Rules to be a Successful Lawyer

Farm Work and Dedication

Please read this terrific Washington Post column by Purdue President (and former Indiana Governor) Mitch Daniels.  

In Farm Children, I See Virtues That One Sees Too Rarely, These Days.

I don’t claim that people (and young people) who live in urban environments are devoid of hard work and virtue, but – speaking from personal experience – the characteristics described in the article seem to be more highly concentrated in rural communities.

My son was 20 at the time this picture was taken, and an experienced farmer