What’s the Benefit of Pigs?

As a writer, I frequently interview people. My methods have evolved over the years, but my goal remains simple: transferring their words as efficiently as possible into a story/article/press release/whatever. For a couple of years, I dragged along a laptop. I'd ask questions and feverishly type away as they answered. This was great, as it … Continue reading What’s the Benefit of Pigs?

What Do I Know? I’m Just a City Slicker…

Two Things You Should Never Ask a Rancher I have long said that one of my favorite aspects of my job is talking with interesting people. I interviewed a rancher earlier this week and he definitely qualifies as interesting. That is, if you consider somebody who, in addition to raising cattle, is a cowboy poet, … Continue reading What Do I Know? I’m Just a City Slicker…

I’m Putting My Faith in Technology

Remember how I hinted that I wanted a snowblower for Christmas last month? My parents did, because they generously got us one. We picked it up on an appropriately snowy Saturday a few weeks ago. Naturally, it hasn't snowed since. What it has done, in fact, has been warm. It was 56º on Tuesday. Fifty-six! In … Continue reading I’m Putting My Faith in Technology