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Obligatory Gratitude?

“Thanksgiving is this month, so we’ve got to be thankful for what we’ve got.” That’s what I heard the woman tell her young daughter at the supermarket while waiting to pay for her cart full of groceries. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Back before Carnation Dairy was taken over by Nestlé, their evaporated milk cans featured the slogan, “from contented cows”. I sometimes wondered how farmers ensured that their herds were contented. Wasn’t there a discontented cow or two to be found? … Continue reading

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