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Dash, the dog that changed my life

Letting Go: Dash Has Gone to Valhalla

Dog is man’s best friend, and we said goodbye to our best friend today. Dash, officially known as Foxboro I’m In a Hurry CDX RAE GCG, was just two weeks shy of marking his 17th trip around the sun. Born August 19th, 2004, he is the dog that forever changed my relationship with dogs from […]

Social Media

How Not To Be A Jerk on the Internet

In the beginning, social media was a good thing. Sites like Facebook allowed netizens to commune with friends and family, absent the bonds of time and space. People could share anecdotes, photos and memories with one another, in some ways recreating the utility of a family or class reunion without the logistical headaches or potential […]


World Food Prize draws a line in the sand

Get ready for the biotech backlash. Okay, so the biotech backlash has been underway for quite some time, led by well-fed folks in developed countries who want to force their views on food, science and the environment on a planet that has to face the very real challenge of feeding a growing population with essentially […]

Get a cork for that whine: Gen Y Yuppies

Earlier this morning I read a great piece via the HuffPo (there’s a phrase I never thought I’d write) outlining the reasons Gen Y “Yuppies” are so sad: highly-inflated expectations and the curse of being “special.” Generation Y is the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s, so I fit snugly in this […]

An Open Letter from OCA President Dave Felumlee

An Open Letter from OCA President Dave Felumlee

Editor’s Note: In the interest of full disclosure, I am a member of the Ohio Cattlemen’s and National Cattlemen’s Beef Associations, and serve on the Board of Directors of OCA. This is an open letter from OCA President Dave Felumlee regarding OCA’s position on the “Ohio Compromise” between our state’s agricultural organizations and HSUS earlier this […]