Silver Linings

Silver Lining has all the posts related to a column Jill started writing daily, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

It is looking at how life changes under our new rules–and finding at least one thing positive, every day, in the upheaval.   It’s been very well received by those who have been following it.  As one reader says, “Reading your column of ‘silver linings’ has become one of my ‘silver linings’!  Thank you for writing this!”‘

Other blog topics include: 

  • DAIRY DREAMING is directly related to agriculture, particularly dairying.  It talks about international ag experiences, dairy worker possible legislation in the USA, visas, dairy experiences and things dairy producers might find interesting. 
  • EXCHANGE EXTRAS.  This is a special look into the high school exchange students’ fun while in the USA.  
  • EDUCATION MATTERS.  This more traditional column looks at family life, with a particular emphasis on how education shapes us all.
  • BEAUTY OF THE DAY.  Since 2015, Jill has searched for something beautiful every day, and then posted it to social media.  (Follow Global Cow on Instagram to see them–or subscribe to receive them daily.)   

Publication Day

Publication Day

If you are reading this book--and you are not my mother or a close friend--YOU are the silver lining today! It means that I have finally hit this day: April is now up as a pre-order on Amazon—both as an e-book and a print option.  I have a few final tweaks to do...

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Photography Unleashed

Photography Unleashed

I walked through the kitchen around 10:30 this morning.  My daughter was making herself some special pumpkin coffee drink while her computer played on the counter beside her. She was—of course—on a Zoom call with her classes.  Wednesdays, Thursdays and...

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Planning Ahead (Silver Linings 10-21-2020)

Planning Ahead (Silver Linings 10-21-2020)

Two of our neighbor friends stopped by today, and we started talking about a special building project they have going on at their house.  Her husband is in the process of enlarging an existing woodshed.  The humble lean-to is becoming a three-sided shelter,...

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Going Digital (Silver Linings, 10-19-2020)

Going Digital (Silver Linings, 10-19-2020)

I’ve organized trainings and courses for almost thirty years—and I love doing it.  I love the energy.  The way people come together and share their enthusiasm.  The smiles on their faces when they get that “aha”, the moment when they grab something that...

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Carbon Emissions (Silver Linings 10-16-2020)

Carbon Emissions (Silver Linings 10-16-2020)

Today I did not go anywhere.  Everything that I needed to do—and everything my daughter was expected to complete—were all online tasks.  Because it is raining, even her soccer practice was cancelled. My non-driving day led me to wondering about carbon...

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Soccer Fun (Silver Linings 10-15-2020)

Soccer Fun (Silver Linings 10-15-2020)

This afternoon, our daughter has her final home soccer game for this fall.   I was thinking that it seems like the soccer season has only started—and then I realize that it has only just started.  Practices only started on September 8th, the first day of...

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