Monthly Archives: October 2012

IF THOSE WHO COULD, WOULD: the soul-nurturing joys of buying locally

Lord, how I wish my father had lived long enough to experience the whole pasture-raised, grass-fed, know-your-farmer movement.  Ralph Neely was a man who knew good meat, knowledge nurtured in the family-owned butcher shops he sought out and supported in … Continue reading

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AND A NEW LIFE IS GONNA’ BE MINE (Thank you, Marshall Tucker Band; haven’t heard that song in ages)

Back in the summer of 1977 my former father-in-law told me there’s nothing really difficult about business.  George knew business and his words stuck with me. “You’ve got an apple tree in your backyard, see, and you need to sell … Continue reading

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