• T.J. Burnham

    Amazing New E-World A Pleasure To Be In

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     by T.J. Burnham
     on May 28, 2013

    I am e-generation. But I remember when I was not. When electricity had not yet become electronics and charged the globe with super cyber teckietonics. I am an elder of the e-generation, because I was part of the transition years. I began my journalistic career pecking on a manual Royal 440. When they brought in the IBM electric Selectrics with their magic ball of letters, it was revolutionary. We hadn't seen anything yet! Univac was our intro into the e-world, bringing us…

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    Canadian Adventure To Another Vancouver A Surprise

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     by T.J. Burnham
     on May 21, 2013

    The T-shirt my wife purchased for me one Christmas reads: “Vancouver, Not BC. Washington, Not DC.” The idea is to remind people that the little Vancouver just across the Columbia River from Portland, Ore., is indeed a U.S. town, unlike the city of the same name 300 miles north in British Columbia. And, that we are in the state rather than the nation’s capital. But, when old Capt. George Vancouver of the British Royal Navy left MY Vancouver, he…

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    Getting My Way In The Merry Month Of May

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     by T.J. Burnham
     on May 9, 2013

    I emailed my personnel chief the other day to find out how many vacation days I had left for 2013 and was shocked to discover there were weeks and weeks I could take off. Now, I could take the full boat at once, and just hang in my hammock with a good stock of Scotch, or I could take a few days off here and there and fix fences and plant flowers. But I opted for a week off in May, yet to be determined by my work schedule for Western Farmer-Stockman. As you read this, I may already be…

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