The Soybean Harvest

Submitted by dkranker on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 13:29

I remember as a boy, when the harvest came in.  In particular, one year I got to watch the soybeans and wheat get harvested and shot into a big hopper trailer.  I looked inside the hopper and to my surprise, there was the soybeans or wheat, but there was also all kinds of grasshoppers, bug bodies, weeds, and leaves.  I wouldn't have said then, that in a single harvest of soybeans, you would have got "only" soybeans or wheat, there was a lot of foreign matter.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Financial Insights - Winter 2011

Submitted by dkranker on Wed, 12/14/2011 - 21:11

This month's edition focused on beneficiaries. Thrivent Financial encourages us to consider these beneficiaries carefully, and review them regularly. Even if you're single you need to be considering this. I know before I was married, I made sure to list both my mother and father on any beneficiary role. A new product the Thrivent Financial Bank provides is Cash Momentum Life insurance is another major focus for Thrivent Financial. It's something they can provide to you in a bulk rate.

Reflections on The Power Of Purposed Performance

Submitted by dkranker on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 00:31

The Power Of Purposed Performance:  Choosing To Live Your Life On Purpose

Doing something on purpose requires conviction; otherwise you leave it undone because that is easier.

The quality of your daily performance will be a product of the passion you feel towards the things you are doing.

Each day holds possibility & positive opportunity.  Have a positive perspective about life, no matter what.


Low Flow Toilet Myth

Submitted by dkranker on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 14:47

A standard toilet uses 2 gallons to flush and a low flow toilet uses 1.6 gallons for a single flush, but when you have to flush it twice
you actually waste 1.2 gallons more water, than a standard toilet.  You can theoretically waste more water with a low-flow toilet.


Munich 2012 - Day 1

Submitted by dkranker on Wed, 09/28/2011 - 17:05

Today was mostly a travel day unfortunately since we couldn't get the overnight train. We started the day early and checked out from the Reims. Rode by train through the French country side and finally crossed the Rhine into Germany. We had a train change in Mannhiem in Western Germany, and took this new train from Mannhiem into Munich. We had to stand for part of the way because it was so packed. When we arrived in Munich, we got a cab and took it to the Motel. Our motel/apartment is disconnect from the office building and was hard to find, we walked around our area for a while.