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2008-06-20 12:00:19

By Ross Courtney, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jun. 20--A chest cold had crept up on him the night before as he finished the endless chores of his start-up farm. He didn't want to drive sick all the way to his house in Pasco. All those chores -- disking soil, planting tomatoes and contending with irrigation pipes that seem to leak faster than he can patch them -- would be waiting for him the next day, cold or no cold. He may as well get an early start. A new farm requires sacrifices...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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