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"WE CAN EASILY FORGIVE A CHILD WHO IS AFRAID OF THE DARK; THE TRAGEDY OF  OF LIFE IS WHEN MEN ARE AFRAID OF THE LIGHT." Plato We do live in strange times. There is a fear that has come with the virus that is but a reflection of what has...

"SOME PEOPLE DIE AT 25 AND AREN'T BURIED UNTIL 75." Benjamin Franklin   I wonder a lot how people who have no faith deal with the recent pandemic. The die was set when we were born and there is a one hundred percent chance of dying. We just don't...

"IF THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS TAKEN AWAY THEN DUMB AND SILENT WE MAY BE LED LIKE SHEEP TO THE SLAUGHTER." George Washington   So if you were faced with the loss of freedom of speech how would you respond? Would you knuckle under and let yourself be trampled on...

"THE EMPIRES OF THE FUTURE ARE THE EMPIRES OF THE MIND." Winston Churchill You know that Marci Penner and the folks at the Kansas Sampler Foundation are always working on the health of the rural economy and working for the future. They have a long list of success...

"IT'S GOING TO BE A SEASON WITH LOTS OF ACCIDENTS, AN I'LL RISK SAYING THAT WE'LL BE LUCKY IF SOMETHING REALLY SERIOUS  DOESN'T HAPPEN." Ayrton Senna   I want to get you to put aside the feelings you have for my opinions that I expand on in this column. This is...

"WE HAVE THE BEST GOVERNMENT THAT MONEY CAN BUY." Mark Twain   With all of the division and in fighting in the Legislature there is finally an issue that should get one hundred percent approval. If they will just do it! All of these years I have been under the...

"HUMOR IS MANKIND'S GREATEST BLESSING."   Mark Twain   This weekend was one that I will be laughing at for some time. It is so true that today's liberal has lost any sense of humor that they might have possessed. The only thing that they seem to laugh at...

"WHEN YOU ARE INSANE, YOU ARE BUSY BEING INSANE ALL THE TIME." Sylvia Plath   I have been turning off even the news programs that I like and watching anything that is not politics. Anything that is not the insanity that is being pushed into our everyday lives by...

"YOUR ATTITUDE, NOT YOUR APTITUDE, WILL DETERMINE YOUR ALTITUDE." Zig Zigler   Politics have always been a hot topic in our country. When King George demanded our guns, we shot back. Pretty much there is a spirited debate ever since dueling went out of vogue. Newspapers have always been pretty...

"GIVE ME A SMART IDIOT OVER A STUPID GENIUS ANY DAY." Samuel Goldwyn   I have had some who believe that I am against teachers. Even though I have many friends that are teachers and a god daughter that is a PHD in education and teaches grade school. So the...