Fritz Groszkruger

05/17/2016 - 12:18pm
The failed hog plant project      Hogs paid for our farm. I remember hearing them called “the mortgage-lifter.” Now I know why.      They also provided our kids with responsibilities, something my aunt from California says is lacking in urban environments. Looking back, I wouldn’t have changed a thing in the way we raised pigs, or kids....
05/03/2016 - 1:48pm
The world is full of decent people      I was at a stopping place and decided to go over and see what Gardiner was doing. I would have called, but we couldn’t afford phones.      In fact, a pound of hamburger was beyond reach much of the time. Beans and rice contain all essential amino acids. A living...
04/26/2016 - 3:11pm
Notes on the local news        Every once in awhile the Chronicle has a couple of doozies. We are all busy, so oftentimes we can read a truly amazing news story and not think much more about it.      Last week there was a story about the Hampton Public Library and another story about a Mexican in an...
04/19/2016 - 4:12pm
46 years ago, I was a watermelon        I was in college in Oakland when Sen. Gaylord Nelson instigated Earth Day on a Wednesday in April so college students could participate to the fullest extent. They are malleable and the professors thought the cause was urgent enough that class could wait.     ...
04/05/2016 - 2:03pm
Dealing with the criminal element      The urban crime culture is bleeding into our rural paradise, evidenced by the tagging that went on last summer around Hampton. When I was young in southern California, tagging, which is spray painted graffiti referring to gangs, was rare. It was cleaned up soon after it was discovered. It...
03/22/2016 - 3:18pm
Who is complicit in disaster?      One person dies of malnutrition in Africa every four seconds. In Zimbabwe, a country that should be the ideal of progressives because the land was taken from the haves and given to the havenots, a drought has turned into murder. Robert Mugabe and his gang have fallen for the anti-science of...
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