• T.J. Burnham

    Dark Days of Winter Without the Holiday Glitter

    Western Ag Vignettes

     by T.J. Burnham
     on January 28, 2014

    No way around it. January is a bad month. It has the task of being the wake after the holidays when we have to address another year. That's hard with short, dark and cold days for the West. Record low temperatures in Montana don't help folks there see the silver lining of much of anything. The pretty snow simply becomes a nuisance as we come to the realization there are a couple more months of short winter days. Yet, as the days begin to lengthen, we have the first glimpse of spring…

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  • T.J. Burnham

    Super Bowl Fever Like a Holiday High

    Western Ag Vignettes

     by T.J. Burnham
     on January 21, 2014

    I remember when I graduated from Michigan that I would only watch college football. I agreed with Dad, who felt once athletes were paid for what they did, it made the sport to commercial to stomach. So, defending the family concept, I put down the big NFL teams whenever they were mentioned. Then, one of my sons became an avid fan of the NFL and began watching Raiders and 49er games regularly on our TV. Not one to ignore the interests of my children, I sat and looked as well. Then, sometime…

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