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Happy New Year

by Miriam - December 30th, 2017

Happy New Year from Lawlatte.  May your 2018 be peaceful and prosperous.

Farm Leases – LL and T perspectives

by Miriam - December 27th, 2017

Corn & Soybean Digest has a very nice basic article about farmland leases and the relative mix between risk and reward (return on investment) for each.  The information is based upon Iowa data, but the concept translates well to Indiana.  I work with both landlords and farmers (tenants), and when we are discussing leases (on either side of the table), we also discuss how my client wants to balance risk versus return (either in land rent income or crop income).  There are both risk and tax reasons to lean toward one model more than another, and those reasons vary with the individual.  I’ve enjoyed working with some very creative farmers to come up with enticing packages for landowners that help manage risk and profit for the farmer.

Custom Fit Your Farm Lease

WOTE Feliz Navidad

by Miriam - December 26th, 2017

Still in the season, enjoy this rendition of Feliz Navidad from Walk Off the Earth.  Watch for the key change at the end.

Merry Christmas!

by Miriam - December 25th, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

by Miriam - November 23rd, 2017

Thank a Veteran Today (And Every Day)

by Miriam - November 11th, 2017

Lava Lamps Secure the Internet

by Miriam - November 8th, 2017

We know that Random Number Generators are not truly random.  Here’s a “way cool” way to ramp up the random:

From Rusty Blazenhoff at BoingBoing: How These Lava Lamps are Securing the Internet

As a child of the 70’s who has a real, full-sized lava lamp on my desk, I approve.

Daylight Saving Time Ends – Be Careful Out There

by Miriam - November 3rd, 2017

Time (pun intended) for my biannual rant against DST.   Check out this article from National Geographic about the origins and purpose of DST.  Then come tell me that DST is a good idea.

But, regardless, don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour on Saturday night.

Daylight Saving Time is Weirder than You Think

Be Spooky Out There.

by Miriam - October 31st, 2017

You Are Your Font

by Miriam - October 18th, 2017

McSweeny’s has a motto of “Daily Humor Almost Every Day Since 1998,” and certainly brightens my day with it’s spot-on analysis of today’s socio-political environment. Check out a recent post on “What Your Email Font Says About You.”

The Sound of Silence for the New Millennium

by Miriam - October 10th, 2017

Remake by the heavy-metal band, Disturbed. Well done and very powerful.

Why Farming is Broken (Minute Earth)

by Miriam - October 2nd, 2017

Interesting observations – perhaps a bit simplistic – but worth the time to consider.

Walk off the Earth – Material Girl

by Miriam - September 29th, 2017

Walk Off the Earth (WOTE) is a fun and imaginative cover band – and they make good use of my favorite form of video – the “single camera-single take” mode (filmed on an iPhone).  Check out the very pregnant but still very energetic lead vocalist in this cover of Madonna’s “Material Girl.”

Don’t forget the “making of” video, which includes humorous “tips on saving money” which is a theme in the video:

Happy International Coffee Day!

by Miriam - September 29th, 2017

Because Lawlatte.  Cheers!

What $1 Gets You Around the World

by Miriam - September 1st, 2017

Fascinating video survey of what can be purchased for a $1 throughout the world – plus comparison about wages and which countries are “cheap” and which are “expensive.”