• T.J. Burnham

    What's Wrong With This?

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     by T.J. Burnham
     on August 19, 2013

    Maybe it is just me. Has anyone else wondered why we need immigration reform to entice out-of-country workers to the farm when many of our citizens of the U.S. in the low income echelon are looking for work? I know the answer is, of course, that most of the denizens of this nation find farm labor jobs too difficult for them to perform. That's been a social dilemma for lots of years, and one we can consider axiomatic in the social fabric. It creates a gap that has become accepted…

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    Heading For The Beach A Nice Outing For Stir-Crazy Family

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     by T.J. Burnham
     on August 12, 2013

    One of the nice things about summer is the long, long warm days that pull you to go outside. That is, if the heat wave isn’t soaring in the high 90s! Getting folks ready to go to the beach is always a busy task, but the rewards of summer sun and sand are worth the effort. I decided long ago that if we were going to drive 100 miles to the Pacific Ocean shore, we would stay at least two nights to make it a mini-vacation and not a fast turnaround trip. After a lengthy stay, I…

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    Here Come The Hot August Nights

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     by T.J. Burnham
     on August 1, 2013

    At a time when the world seems to be plugged in, let's take out the earplugs,  fingers off the keyboards, and just relate to the good life. August, when summer gets serious, is a great time to take advantage of nature's bounty and hike a river or climb a mountain. :Pull out the tent and  find the coolers and head for the camping ground with the family for a real experience rather than a virtual one. My favorite things are camping, hiking and photographing the…

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