My View From The Country

A Scottish Woman Provides A Lesson For All

If you want to be inspired, and have the time to watch a fascinating seven-minute video, watch this video on YouTube.

The video is of a Scottish woman who has never been married (claims to never have been kissed) and lives with her cat “Pebbles” in a small village. She has become an overnight sensation on both sides of the Atlantic.

The video is of her audition with “Britain's Got Talent,” a British TV show that is similar to “American Idol” in the U.S. The video has been viewed more than 13 million times and Boyle has been featured on morning news shows all across the U.S., as well.

I've probably watched this video five times now and it gets better each time. I don't want to ruin the surprise of the video. However, it illustrates one of those moments that remind us not to judge a book by its cover and that talent and beauty sometimes emerge from the strangest places. It is worth the seven minutes it takes to watch the clip.

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As a fulltime rancher, opinion contribur Troy Marshall brings a unique perspective on how consumer and political trends affect livestock production.

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Troy Marshall

Troy Marshall is a multi-generational rancher who grew up in Wheatland, WY, and obtained an Equine Science/Animal Science degree from Colorado State University where he competed on both the livestock...

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