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May 13, 2017
A healthy garden, bursting with nourishing foods, is a wonderful hedge against economic uncertainties. For the person wary of chemical additives, it is a source of clean, uncontaminated food. Tending a garden gives you lots of fresh air and exercise, and provides you with plenty of sunshine. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: Consider the broccoli
May 13, 2017 - 6:30am
April 30, 2017
Forty-four years ago, as winter turned slowly to spring, our part of the world was abuzz with talk about the Minnesota experimental city. Called MXC for short, the proposed city would have been built from scratch on land in Aitkin and Cass counties. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: A city that might have been
April 30, 2017 - 5:00am
April 16, 2017
Earth Day was the brainchild of former Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson and generated lots of excitement, especially among the young. For the first time in history, millions of human beings joined hands to publicly acknowledge two growingly obvious facts: 1. They were all children of Mother Earth; and 2. they'd been mistreating their own mother. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: Our place
April 16, 2017 - 5:00am
March 3, 2017
Cracker Barrel: John Steinbeck
March 3, 2017 - 10:40pm
February 21, 2017
Then came TV. At first there weren't too many programs. Early morning watchers had to content themselves with staring at a test pattern, waiting for something more exciting to appear. But little by little the programs begat more programs, and after a while there was something playing on the three network channels 24 hours a day, and a lot of families got in the habit of leaving the TV set turned on continuously, thus presenting their brains with an alternate reality that begged for some attention.
The Cracker Barrel: Paying attention
February 21, 2017 - 10:10pm
February 7, 2017
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The Cracker Barrel: Grandpa's trunk
February 7, 2017 - 10:16pm
January 20, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: A little secret
January 20, 2017 - 7:55pm
January 9, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Points to ponder
January 9, 2017 - 10:04pm
December 24, 2016
The Cracker Barrel: A sufficiency of goosebumps
December 24, 2016 - 9:41am
November 28, 2016
The Cracker Barrel: Bryson's 'Notes'
November 28, 2016 - 9:01am
October 31, 2016
Cracker Barrel: Creatures of the flame
October 31, 2016 - 8:50am
October 3, 2016
Cracker Barrel: Two Wes Moores
October 3, 2016 - 8:40am
September 20, 2016
Cracker Barrel: Levels of ignorance
September 20, 2016 - 9:14am
September 4, 2016
Cracker Barrel: The good life
September 4, 2016 - 11:02am
July 6, 2016
The Cracker Barrel: Goin' Dutch
July 6, 2016 - 2:04pm