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The Cooperative Difference: ‘Bee Careful’

I get a lot of feedback on this column in Arkansas Living, and one of the articles that generated the most feedback is “Vitamin Bee.” I guess a story about a man stranded with a flat tire and a truck full of hot, angry bees gives meaning to the phrase,…

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The Cooperative Difference: ‘Arkansas Lineman’

The weather report says that there are severe storms on the way with tornado warnings in the area. You are paying close attention to the weather radar and the continuing coverage on TV as the storm clouds ominously roll in. The wind and rain get bad enough that you grab…

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The Cooperative Difference: ‘Women In My History’ Month

March is designated as Women’s History Month. In 1978, the school district of Sonoma, California, organized “Women’s History Week,” a weeklong celebration of women’s contribution to our history and culture, and sponsored a “Real Woman” essay contest and a parade in Santa Rosa, California. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued…

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The Balance of Power

I left the farm in Keokuk, Iowa, to enlist in the Navy’s nuclear power program in 1987. My real motivation for joining the Navy was to generate money for college. Neither of my folks had a high school diploma, and they surely couldn’t afford to send me to college. One…