Guest Post: Why I Show

Ohio FFA State Sentinel (and fellow Buckeye) Mallary Caudill shared a really great message this evening, so I thought I would share it with all of you. In advance of our Hardin County Fair, I thought it was especially important. The question is often presented to me as a county fair exhibitor,…

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It’s for Them

It was a crappy and snowy January day. Still energized by the rollercoaster-election of President Trump,  my partner in politics Chase W. Fleece and I had an invitation from this guy named Jon Cross. Dressed in our black suits and ties, we saddled up my old S10 and pointed it toward Mount…

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Water Towers and Infinities

The Fault in Our Stars is a modern-day Shakespearean tragedy. It’s a terribly depressing read, but such a great one all at the same time. These quotes won’t make a lot of sense without that context. Highly recommend the novel by John Green. “That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be…

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To the Winner

(Photo: Sarah Thomas)   Often times, it’s all about those who didn’t win. “Keep trying” and “There’s always next year” are phrases designed to comfort those that didn’t win. There is an ongoing debate of “everyone gets a trophy.” Everyone always offers support to that person without the high honor.…

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A Lesson in Looking

DON’T LOOK AT THE SUN WITHOUT ECLIPSE GLASSES! Sorry, I had to. My best friend once said something that stuck with me (okay, he’s said many, but not that I can share on the internet). “A pessimist looks down at his feet, trips, and falls. An optimist looks to the…

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