Editor’s Note: The following column appeared in the Nov. 29, 2014 edition of The Democrat. We are reprinting it in honor of the approaching Thanksgiving holiday. Visit Market Street Church of Christ’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Lebanon church.
Before I get started, I’ll give this disclaimer: what I’m about to say is not meant to influence your opinion on the situation one way or another. By now, how you feel about the situation is pretty secure I’ll bet.
“Of all the management practices used to improve both the economic success and performance of cow-calf production, having a defined calving season is the most important” according to Justin Rhinehart, University of Tennessee Extension beef cattle specialist.
“I believe that the role of limited government should be looking after the needs of veterans, the elderly, children and those institutions that improve the quality of life for struggling families. I don’t believe that government should bend to serve the needs of subsidized multi-national corporations and entitled billionaires.”
I hear it all the time, from both politicians and friends alike: the idea that somehow, somewhere, at some point, America became weak. One of the leading presidential candidates has a slogan that says, “Make America Great Again.”
Not that awful long ago, a mom, dad and their little girl were enjoying a nice autumn Saturday drive through southern Wilson County. Down through Watertown, over to Norene, then a picnic in Cedars of Lebanon.
I sometimes worry as I age that I will lose a passion for the things that once drove me. There’s not been too much drop-off yet — I’m as wild about my wife as the first day I laid eyes on her, am crazy about our kids and still very passionate about my job. And when it comes to sports, I still love them, too.
While listening to Antoinette Welch, Hannah Project founder, speak at the Lebanon Noon Rotary Club meeting Tuesday, I couldn’t help but make connections with the situation at the University of Louisville.