What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Under the Wire

The day

Today’s “Under The Wire” begins with a question. “How would you like to work at a job requiring 24/7 attendance at largely manual labor? As a reward for your tenacity your salary will arrive as a check once a year.”

Yep, one annual payday every year. No bonuses, 401 K or retirement plan of any kind.

“You would have to be out of your mind,” is probably most reader’s response. I said most but not all. One group will recognize their own occupation. That group, of which Sue and I happen to be members, is ranchers living off a cow/calf operation. Most begin calving in February or March . As each ca...


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