Best of John's World 2012

December 24, 2012 09:06 PM

John Phipps is a farmer from Chrisman, Ill., who writes humor and commentary pieces in his John Phippscolumn "John's World," which appears regularly in Farm Journal. Here are seven of his notable columns from 2012. Enjoy!


John's World: The Waiting Game
One of the more counterintuitive aspects of Harvest 2012 has been the reintroduction of detention time at our elevator.

John's World: Squiggle on the Dotted Line
When all you have are keyboards, any unique flair in your writing is purposeless.



John's World: Look! Up in the Sky!
I have often suspected that I am a mutant, gifted with weird powers.



John's World:
Having one resident in the house who is always on your side is an emotional asset.


Flushed with Victory
Like most engineers, I went through a brief period of fascination with toilets.


John's World: Here's Looking at You, Kid
Too much of your life is recorded on video. And it is not pretty.


John's World: The Importance of Face Time
Analog time is a pie chart of where our minutes go, not just another numerical data stream.


For More Information
As we prepare to put 2012 to bed, it is always a good idea to reflect on the past year. For the remaining days of 2012, the editors at will bring you stories that were important this year and will continue to be top of mind in 2013.

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See More: Top Stories of 2012, Looking Forward to 2013


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