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"EVERY LIFE HAS A MEASURE OF SORROW, AND SOMETIMES THIS IS WHAT AWAKENS US." Steven Tyler      Coming up on the first full weekend of May, like clockwork, will be the KANSAS SAMPLER FESTIVAL.  It is with a note of sadness that I will mark it this...

"THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE THAN THIS:  THAT A PERSON  LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS." John 15:13      I know that this series has run long, but as I compose what I want to get across, more qualifications I need to add.  And so, I...

"A HERO IS SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS THE RESPONSIBILITY THAT COMES WITH HIS FREEDOM." Bob Dylan      What is the responsibility that we have when there is a major disaster?  Do we quickly go to a government manual or government guidelines to tell us what we should be...

"ATTITUDE IS A LITTLE THING THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE." Winston Churchill      In a time when the economics of our state are at a crossroads it is disappointing to me that an opportunity for a change is being killed by an attitude that pits those...

THE SENILITY PRAYER GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO FORGET THE PEOPLE I NEVER LIKED ANYWAY, THE GOOD FORTUNE TO RUN INTO THE ONES I DO, AND THE EYESIGHT TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE.           The story goes that the old fire horse heard the alarm and...