Tag Archives: animals

What’s In a Name Anyway?

Today was one of the happiest days of my life.  It is the day that my first child arrived.  I was so excited when I heard he was a boy. I have always wanted to have a boy.  Each night, … Continue reading

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Fallen Friends

I ran across this story as an email sent to me by my dad.  Very touching story and I wanted to share it with all of you. I’m a lover of animals, I have been my whole life.  I guess … Continue reading

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My Fallen Friend

As I was putting together materials and remembrances for Omar’s Hall of Fame Induction this past weekend, I ran across this poem I wrote back in the summer of 1994.  At the time I wrote this, I had just started … Continue reading

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The House of the Rising Sun

Today’s featured song is one of my favorite songs.  I am very partial to the Animals recording of the song, but I included several different versions in this blog so you could get the full flavor of the song. My … Continue reading

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Serving Those Who Can’t Serve Themselves

After 9 years of college at Iowa State University, 5 years as an Animal Science major and 4 years of vet school, I finally fulfilled my lifelong dream of being a veterinarian.  On that last day of college on a … Continue reading

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Home is Where the Farms Are

Today, I get the privilege of traveling to the Iowa State Fair to be a part of a very special event.  Triple JJJ Farms, one of the two farms I grew up on is being honored at the fair for being … Continue reading

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