With temperatures nudging triple digits for most of the month once the morning farm chores are done all of us living here retreat to the cool of the house or the barns during daylight hours. But come the evening, when the temperature drops to...

Cracking good reads this month: Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage – Alfred Lansing; Shadow Divers – Robert Kurson; The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable – Nassim Nicholas Taleb ; Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder, and the Birth of the FBI...

“The big private equity funds have proven to be a menace to healthy companies, to workers’ rights… These leveraged buy-outs leave the company saddled with debt and interest payments, its workers are laid off, and its assets are sold.   A once profitable and healthy company...