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The Cooperative Difference: ‘You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out’

Thanksgiving is over, the leftovers are gone, and now it is time to focus on the big one — Christmas. The day after Thanksgiving used to be the official start of the Christmas shopping season and has been termed “Black Friday” since 1952. Originally, the term “Black Friday” was coined…

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The Cooperative Difference: Operation Ian

If you are like me, you watched the news closely in late September as Tropical Storm Ian moved into the Caribbean Sea and gained strength. Ian strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane and hit western Cuba, resulting in a nationwide power outage. The weather models began to predict that the…

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The Cooperative Difference: The pace of change

I went to Houston, Texas, to visit my son and daughter-in-law and had the privilege of visiting NASA’s Johnson Space Center. A cool T-shirt in the gift shop had a quote from the late theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking: “Intelligence is the Ability to Adapt to Change” spelled out in cryptic…

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The Cooperative Difference: Farms, families and values

Every month, I try to highlight what makes our Electric Cooperatives great and unique; we refer to that as “The Cooperative Difference.” This month’s magazine focuses on farm families, and I can’t think of anything that truly sets cooperatives apart from other business models than our focus on family. The…