It’s that wonderful time of the year when farm stands pepper the landscape of Southwest Michigan. My wife frequented one of them this week to buy a dozen ears of corn for dinner.

As I was picking silks out of the kernels, I was reminded that corn is not a meal.

Andy Steinke is features editor at The Herald-Palladium. Email him your visions of the “new normal” at Follow him on Twitter @DecodingDadhood.