I spent most of my first 30 years as a wanderer and a rebel.  The next 20 raising 3 kids, under what most would consider dire circumstances.

Used  to insist that there was nothing about my life that I  would change.  I finally grew up.  There  is plenty.  In my ideal world Linda and I would have met 40 years ago, why is happiness so darned elusive?  The next big change would have been to live this lifestyle, raise a family with hard work as a staple.  These country kids, a lot different than city folk, don’t doubt it.

The intrinsic rewards of difficult, satisfying labor.

Our relationship with Roots to Wings continues to blossom.  Their mission now ours, “To champion educational experiences within innovative environments, generating purposeful and proficient growth in a community based setting.”  We consider it an honor and privilege to partner.  I get to pick the best of our best for them every Tuesday.


We’ve kept just one of our restaurant contracts, our first, out of loyalty.  Dixie Quicks in Council Bluffs.  Collards and green tomatoes and eggplant and peppers and onions.  Chef Venus knows southern fried produce.  A call last night indicating last Friday’s delivery already sold out.  Back out to the garden from 7:30 until 9 p.m. hand selecting each item for another trip today.

Up at 5:30 this morning prepping for our Wednesday “Boutique” customers and beginning the pick for Saturday’s Village Pointe Farmer’s Market.


And in the midst of it all, Linda and I  find time for our other  passion.  You athletes.  Run Guru Elite, Inc. and Nebraska Run Guru Events, LLC.   I’ll be 60 in 4 months, try and keep up ya hear?