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"I WISH A BRIGHT STAR WOULD APPEAR IN THE EAST OVER WASHINGTON D.C. - WE COULD USE A FEW  WISE MEN UP THERE!" Maxine   As I write this the country has found that you can say Merry Christmas again and there is a different attitude in the country. The...

"IT SEEMS TO ME THAT AT THIS TIME WE NEED EDUCATION IN THE OBVIOUS MORE THAN INVESTIGATION OF THE OBSCURE." Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   When I set down to write my weekly column (blog), I sometimes have to follow up on previous stories. This is one of...

"THE GREATEST DECEPTION MEN SUFFER IS FROM THEIR OWN OPINIONS." Leonardo da Vinci   The horror of watching the fires in California is a horror that is repeated over and over. When I was a firefighter in the 1970's the major factors in the spread of fires was well...

"INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE." Martin Luther King Jr.   If there is any justice that is utilized against citizens for the purpose of political power there is no justice at all. The rights of the Constitution are rendered useless when government in the form...

"WE HAVE NOW SUNK TO A DEPTH AT WHICH RESTATEMENT OF THE OBVIOUS IS THE FIRST DUTY OF INTELLIGENT MEN." George Orwell   Now set down and hold on I am about to go on a rant. If you get mad, well just tough. This is a deadly serious...

"EVERY REVOLUTIONARY ENDS UP EITHER AN  OPPRESSOR OR A HERETIC." Albert Camus   The deliberate division that is now a popular thing to be working for in this country owes itself to the fact that history is left out of the education of the revolutionary. If the actual truth is...

"WITH BOMBS AND FIRES, YOU ONLY GET ONE MISTAKE." Red Adair   We are at the start of the winter fire season here. The last two years has taught a lot of hard lessons and I think we need to be reminded of some safety precautions that can...

"ENVY IS THE ART OF COUNTING THE OTHER FELLOWS BLESSINGS, INSTEAD OF YOUR OWN." Harold Coffin   The constant war of envy that so many take part in is what the commandment DO NOT COVET THY NEIGHBORS GOODS. There is also the one about the neighbors wife. Seems that...

"GOOD JUDGEMENT COMES FROM EXPERIENCE, AND A LOT OF THAT COMES FROM BAD JUDGEMENT." Will Rogers   We always get the things turned around in life. When I was young and full of energy and optimism I needed good judgement. Now that I am older and cannot do much...

"NEXT TO THE WORD OF GOD, THE NOBLE ART OF MUSIC IS THE GREATEST TREASURE IN THE WORLD." Martin Luther   One of the greatest things in my life was taking my music to another level. Most may have never heard me or have seen me perform. I had...