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AD ASTRA PER ASPERA TO THE STARS THROUGH DIFFICULTY Kansas State Motto   We are upon the birthday of the Great State of Kansas. And the motto is still as relevant today as it always has been. It all started as a boomer state. The virtues of the 'tropical...

"I WANT MY FRIEND TO MISS ME AS LONG AS I MISS HIM." Saint Augustine   I am looking forward to the 21st of January for two reasons. First I get a shot in my back that is killing me. Second is that I will see a lot...

"SUFFERING PASSES, WHILE LOVE IS ETERNAL. THAT'S A GIFT THAT YOU RECEIVE FROM GOD. DON'T WASTE IT." Laura Ingalls Wilder   Death seems to show up in my writings more and more frequently. Time is just like that. Many people have small parts in our lives and when they are...

"BE BOLD - THERE'S ENOUGH NEVILLE CHAMBERLAINS IN THE WORLD; BE A WINSTON CHURCHILL, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD." Matt Blevin   In order to understand that quote you have to have a small bit of education to understand it. But this is why it is said that 'those who ignore...

"JUST REMEMBER, ONCE YOU ARE OVER THE HILL YOU BEGIN TO PICK UP SPEED." Arthur Schopenhauer   I am writing this on a new computer. The old one was 14 years old (but the hard drive was only about 9). So to the young whippersnappers this really dates me....

"BE AT WAR WITH YOUR VICES, AT PEACE WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS, AND LET EVERY NEW YEAR FIND YOU A BETTER MAN." Ben Franklin   Well it is a new decade. How did you spend the last days of your decade? Did you find the real reason for the season, or did...

"FOR IT IS IN GIVING THAT WE RECEIVE." St. Francis of Assisi   As I write this it is white out. It more than likely will not be white on Christmas morning. I am not putting much faith in forecasters this far out. Weather people are well intentioned...

"EGO GETS YOU INCHES BUT IT DOESN'T GET YOU IMPACT." Cameron Sinclair   I go back to the down home common sense humor of Jerry Clower as well as the walking around around sense that was instilled in me by first a Tupperware flyswatter, working for my Grandpa and...

"BE FAITHFUL IN SMALL THINGS BECAUSE IT IS IN THEM THAT YOUR STRENGTH LIES." St. Mother Teresa   We are in the season where we review all of the things that we are thankful for. We soon will be giving gifts to many who have so much already. But...

"ALL TYRANNY, BIGOTRY,AGGRESSION, AND CRUELTY ARE WRONG. AND WHEN EVER WE SEE IT, WE MUST NEVER BE SILENT." Ingrid Newkirk   Is there any tyranny that is more aggressive and just plain irritating as that of the Vegan? Now if you want to come and get some of my grass...