Our Turn at this Earth: Too Much of a Good Thing

“Our Turn at this Earth” airs weekly on High Plains Public Radio.

A friend of mine once wrote an essay recalling an annual visit to a shoe store when she was a little girl. On this particular trip, her mother told her she could buy as many pairs of shoes as she wanted. In previous years, she was allowed to choose just one pair of Sunday shoes and one pair of practical Buster Browns.

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Our Turn at this Earth: A Prayer for My Grandson

“Our Turn at this Earth” airs weekly on High Plains Public Radio.

“Are we gonna go ‘splorin’ again?” Indy asked me as he climbed into his car seat.

Thursday afternoons were Grandma time, and he knew he could count on adventuring. I would pick him up from preschool and off we would go.

We found this little inlet on the Russian River, shallow enough to wade in,

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Our Turn at this Earth: Wes Jackson and the Life of the Mind

“Our Turn at this Earth” airs weekly on High Plains Public Radio.

What if you discovered that a genius, a visionary thinker who could string thoughts and words together that make you believe in your own potential and that of all humanity, had been living practically in your back yard for decades and you never even knew he existed?

Listening to this man awakens you to a greater sense of your own identity,

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Our Turn at this Earth: Wes Jackson and the Land Institute

“Our Turn at this Earth” airs weekly on High Plains Public Radio.

Often at meetings concerning the future of the Ogallala Aquifer, I have questioned the wisdom of using precious groundwater to grow corn.

Farmers who make their livings growing that crop understandably take issue with this point of view. One time, a farmer told me point blank that I didn’t know what I was talking about. “You just need to be educated,” he said.

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Our Turn at this Earth: The Sky Is Not Falling, But Seas Are Melting

“Our Turn at this Earth” airs weekly on High Plains Public Radio.

Last year, I bought a 2012 Subaru Forester with only 30,000 miles on it. A great deal – not exactly what I wanted, but I’d been researching cars for months. I’d given up on the notion that a car existed that could tow a hefty wagon, take me far off-road, and get good gas mileage. So I finally caved on the mileage point.

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