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"THE LIFE OF THE DEAD IS PLACED IN THE MEMORY OF THE LIVING." Marcus Tullius Cicero      It seems too often that I am attending the funeral of a friend.  This comes with age and the fact that no one gets out of here alive.  Pretend if...

"WHEN I THINK OF KANSAS, I THINK OF FAMILY." Trai Beyers       I write this on Kansas birthday, so you are reading this afterward.  But on this day there are so many commenting on the birthday I leave it to them.  The fact that taking time...

"ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS WITH COMEDY WAS THAT I DID NOT UNDERSTAND SOME OF THE JOKES." Desi Arnaz       I wanted to say a bit that is light hearted and when I went to find the customary quote that I start every piece with.  When...

"HAPPINESS DOESN'T DEPEND ON ANY EXTERNAL CONDITIONS, IT IS GOVERNED BY OUR MENTAL ATTITUDE." Dale Carnegie      Now I did not wake up suddenly and all my aches and pains have gone away. It is foggy and gloomy outside, but there is a change in the country....

"REALITY CONTINUES TO RUIN MY LIFE." Bill Watterson      I am just so excited!  It came today, that letter that they told me would be coming.  Wow I am just dying to see when they are coming by to give me my check!      Yes my...

“WINTER IS NOT A SEASON, IT’S AN OCCUPATION.” Sinclair Lewis        When I was younger and full of energy I loved winter.  I was out four wheeling, opening roads with the snow plo… Source: WINTER WONDERLAND...

"WINTER IS NOT A SEASON, IT'S AN OCCUPATION." Sinclair Lewis        When I was younger and full of energy I loved winter.  I was out four wheeling, opening roads with the snow plow, moving snow with the tractor, and feeding the horse, cows when I...

"WHEN DEALING WITH PEOPLE, REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT DEALING WITH CREATURES OF LOGIC, BUT CREATURES OF EMOTION." Dale Carnegie      If there is such a thing as Logic being taught today in our institutions of higher learning, I would be surprised and again skeptical.  Logic seems to be...

"NEITHER A WISE MAN NOR A BRAVE MAN LIES DOWN ON THE TRACKS OF HISTORY FOR THE FUTURE TO RUN OVER HIM."                                 Dwight D. Eisenhower      Since we are launching into 2017...

"IN THE END, WE WILL REMEMBER NOT THE WORDS OF OUR ENEMIES, BUT THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS."      As I am looking out at the hills, with a real chill out there, it is the time that I reflect on what the last year has...