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Monday, August 29, 2022
Southern Plains Perspective: Get Your Farm in the Fight
There is a new blog post out on the Southern Plains Perspective by Clay Pope talking about taking action to continue to feed and clothe the world.

I love history.   I am one of those weirdos who would rather watch a documentary about the Mongol conquest of Asia than waist time on the latest reality show craze.   I give credit for this strange behavior to my elementary school Principal.   When I was in 5th grade, he made me write a report on a different President every week for a couple of months as punishment for getting into a playground fistfight. No recess, no lunch hours–just me setting in the library next to his office studying about the individuals who had led our country. Then, at the end of each week I had to turn in to him my report and make an oral presentation on what I had learned. Two weeks into this “punishment” I was hooked. I have loved history ever since.

When I say I love history, it’s not just the big events and great individuals who have pranced across the stage that I’m enamored with. More and more I have become fascinated about how various choices made by individual citizens have led to turns of events that eventually shaped the word we live in. No one is an island. I truly believe that history teaches that every single one of us has a role to play in what is happening now and that our actions will help shape the future.

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