April 23 2019
How do you define strength? Does it mean you squat 300 pounds and do 30 unbroken pull ups? Is strength being a dairy producer, waking every morning to face yet another day of hardships — but doing...
April 18 2019
This past weekend, I was stunned to hear that a friend of mine had passed away. He was the same age as me, and we had been friends for more than 30 years
April 16 2019
It doesn't really feel like spring has truly arrived yet. Here in the Northwest, we just enjoyed one of the wettest weeks of weather in a long time while the Midwest and East dealt with yet another dose...
April 11 2019
National Siblings Day happens to coincide with the passing of my brother, Pat. He was killed in a car accident on April 10, 1996, at the age 29
April 9 2019
As the buzzer went off, I untucked my jersey and looked up from the basketball court to the stands
April 8 2019
As humans, we all experience stress from time to time. I would bet nearly everyone utters the words, “I am so stressed out” now and then
April 3 2019
I am a husband, father, and a friend every day — 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. No matter what I have or what I lose, I know exactly who I am and what my purpose is
April 2 2019
My daffodils are fully blooming in the yard and baseball practice starts today. Ready or not, it’s safe to say that spring has finally arrived
March 28 2019
Earlier this month, my daughter Cassie's basketball team had their first loss. It was a tough loss
March 19 2019
I’ll be honest, it’s been hard to find inspiration to put words to my blogs
March 14 2019
The dairy industry is in a national emergency, or at least through my own lens we are
Feb. 28 2019
Let me start off by saying that no major decision should ever be made during a crisis. Let's be honest, it would have been real easy to throw in the towel and find a new occupation during last month's...
Feb. 20 2019
Every day we serve. We serve our family, our cows, and our community
Feb. 19 2019
Coming off of the beginning of the year that seemed to have 400 days in just one month, I've seen far too many posts from farmers feeling the weight of winter going on into February
Feb. 15 2019
Have there been times in your life when you felt like you didn’t fit in? My answer would certainly be yes, and I would venture a guess that most of you have felt this way at times, too
Feb. 14 2019
Really, the little acts of kindness that come from my dairy farmer husband — at the least expected of times and the most needed of times — are what make my heart skip a beat
Jan. 22 2019
It’s fun to watch your children’s interests develop as they grow. They each dive into areas that spark that enjoyment in life
Jan. 3 2019
I'm kind of rediscovering who I am and what my hopes are
Jan. 2 2019
This week we said good riddance to 2018 and welcomed a new year. Are you excited? Because honestly, I’m still on the fence. The last year was pretty awful for the dairy industry
Dec. 12 2018
It was picture perfect. My wife was preparing an amazing meal in the kitchen, the kids were playing in the family room, and I was soaking it all in while holding my baby girl as she cooed and looked at...