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....
01/12/2016 - 11:56am
What's “The Alternative?”      Ryan, the publisher of this paper, has graciously offered “The Alternative” to several other Mid-America publications. He suggested I give a little background. I agreed, as I always consider the source of information to be as important as the information itself in...
12/29/2015 - 2:35pm
New Year challenge      As we start a new calendar, it is tradition to make a New Year’s resolution. With just a single goal, the task is less daunting and easier to focus on; thus achievable. Usually we procrastinate for a long time in order to enjoy the luxury of our vice as long as possible, but still feel good about...
12/15/2015 - 12:11pm
Goodbye dream car      To most people, a car is a way to get around. Being from California, I’m supposed to consider it a statement. But I’m also a rebel.      I never could bring myself to go out on a limb to dedicate my life to a car. I have utmost respect for the skill and patience to drive...
12/01/2015 - 11:43am
Good fences   Good fences make good neighbors; wise words. A lot of hand wringing could have been avoided if our betters had taken these words to heart. Take the potential danger of admitting Middle Eastern refugees to settle in the United States. Generally, the interventionists who contributed so much to the crisis oppose admittance of...
11/17/2015 - 3:50pm
Students and sofa men      Have you ever heard of sofa men?      In the oil-rich countries of the Persian Gulf, most men work for the government. They sit around dozing and watching TV, sometimes carrying papers to and from one office to another. These countries include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the...
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