Fritz Groszkruger

05/16/2017 - 2:41pm
Leave the soil and the people alone     The worms, they work for me. I don't pay them a wage or enslave them at the point of a gun. I just leave them alone. They get hungry and burrow through the ground eating protozoans, bacteria, rotifers, and decaying plants and animals. All this life in the soil functions to aid their fellow soil citizens purely in their own self interest...
12/13/2016 - 4:45pm
Long winter nights     As stated in this space before, I dreamt of a career as a movie director. Despite having learned to call them films instead of movies, I never had the ambition to get a start in that direction. It was the art, not the business that interested me.  The art still fascinates me, and Dawn and I watch a lot of...
11/29/2016 - 4:54pm
Windmills make us poor     For years, alternative energy development was stifled by petroleum subsidies; among them military protection rackets and depletion allowances. The subsidies were touted as a way to prop up national security and help low income people get around. But if the cost of oil was realized at the pump instead of...
11/15/2016 - 6:10pm
Brett's Random Thoughts From the Corner Chair      Regardless of who you voted for, we should all be proud of the voter turnout.  Both major party candidates received a tremendous number of votes, as did Mr. Johnson of the Libertarian Party.  It’s too bad that we don’t get that kind of turnout to vote...
11/01/2016 - 4:06pm
Oh deer     Many years ago our garden was being whipped by the wind and so we decided to plant a row of bushes to protect it. Later, we built a small feedlot south of there. A row of trees next to the bushes made sense to keep snow out of the feedlot and the cattle comfortable. We have been buying seedlings from the soil office...
10/18/2016 - 4:01pm
No good choice     I'd hate to own a bumper sticker company right now. “None of the above” just doesn't cut it when we are struggling to be positive. I've shied away from the presidential election in this column because my optimistic side wants to believe it doesn't matter.     If you'...
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