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"TELL ME AND I FORGET. TEACH ME AND I REMEMBER. INVOLVE ME AND I LEARN. Benjamin Franklin   Any meteorological student knows the stories of Cordell Kansas. Yet the average Kansan has never heard the stories. Cordell is located a few miles north and west of Hays, America....

"I LIKE TO REMINISCE WITH PEOPLE I DON'T KNOW." Steven Wright   To continue with tornado stories. We have just had the 30th anniversary of the Andover Tornado. It has become one of the cornerstones of tornado lore. For many years the TV programs on the Weather Channel...

"I DON'T EVEN THINK I WAS QUITE A YEAR OLD. MY MOTHER WAS MAYBE SEVEN MONTHS PREGNANT WITH MY LITTLE BROTHER. I WAS SUCKED OUT OF HER ARMS, AND SHE LANDED 75 YARDS FROM OUR TRAILER AND HAD A RUPTURED DISC. THE TORNADO SET ME DOWN ON...

"THE MOMENTS OF HAPPINESS WE ENJOY TAKES US BY SURPRISE. IT IS NOT THAT WE SEIZE THEM, BUT THAT THEY SEIZE US." Ashley Montagu   This is going to be about something different. I am not raving about Slow Joe or the Demoncrats. Like my aunt told me I...

"YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!" Roger Ringer   Call it a brave new world if you must, stand back the younger folks may spit their cereal through their nose reading this. A brave new world NO! A MAD MAD WORLD! Technology is making idiots of us all....

note to editors-I spell the title for a bit of humor THE MAN WHO SOLD HOTDOGS THERE WAS A MAN WHO LIVED BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND HE SOLD HOTDOGS. HE WAS HARD OF HEARING, SO HAD NO RADIO. HE HAD TROUBLE WITH HIS EYES, SO HE...

"WE HAVE SUNK TO A DEPTH AT WHICH RESTATEMENT OF THE OBVIOUS IS THE FIRST DUTY OF INTELLIGENT MEN." George Orwell   I just cannot help it, I look at things through a firefighters eyes. After the Anderson Creek Fire and then the Starbuck Fire I was driving down...

"POLITICS HAVE NO RELATION TO MORELS" What has passed for education comes to a complete halt by the time anyone is elected to office or appointed to a government job. Now I am talking about those who make the rules and those who do not fight...

"THE PRIME GOAL OF CENSORSHIP IS TO PROMOTE IGNORANCE, WHEATHER IT IS DONE VIA LYING AND BOWDLERIZED SCHOOL TEXTS OR BY ATTACKING INDIVIDUAL BOOKS." Felice Picano   Have you noticed that in a few years there will be no contestants on Jeopardy? Because much of the subject matter will be...

"WE ARE DROWNING IN INFORMATION BUT STARVED FOR KNOWLEDGE" John Naisbitt   BIG NEWS! SEA SLUGS CAN GROW A NEW HEAD WHEN IT IS CUT FROM IT'S BODY! WOW!!! Do you think that there is going to be government grants so they can study this. Is there a practical...