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PESSIMISM LEADS TO WEAKNESS, OPTIMISM TO POWER. William James   This is being written on election day here in Kansas. This means that we get at least one week free from the hate filled political ads. Now the Demoncrat's in Kansas can come out from behind their PAC's and...

"OBVIOUSLY CRIME PAYS, OR THERE WOULD BE NO CRIME." G Gordon Libby   Rob a bank get out of jail free, rob another bank get out of jail free, rob a third bank get out of jail free. Sounds like fiction? No it is fact in New York City....

ANY WASTE STREAM IN OUR SOCIETY CAN BE TURNED INTO A REVENUE STREAM. IT'S TURNING THE LEMONS IN OUR SOCIETY INTO LEMONADE. Billy Parish   So what has been the talk ever since the personal computer was manufactured for the masses? The speed and capabilities of the new world of electronics...

"SOMEONE HAD TO CHANGE THE WORLD. AND OBVIOUSLY I WAS THE ONE FOR THE JOB." Joan Baez   I love music. Some of you may have heard me sing when I was able to get on stage. I was not cut out to be in the crazy world of...

"VIRTUALLY NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE IN THIS WORLD IF YOU JUST PUT YOUR MIND TO IT AND MAINTAIN A POSITIVE ATTITUDE." Lou Holtz   As you are aware I write books about Kansas History. The process of finding subjects that are not well known or almost forgotten is a very interesting...

"WE HAVE NOW SUNK TO A DEPTH AT WHICH RESTATEMENT OF THE OBVIOUS IS THE FIRST DUTY OF INTELLIGENT MEN. George Orwell Excuse me Captain Obvious but what everyone has known would happen has happened. and yet those in the 'know' are telling us something different. Wow there is another...

I'M NOT THE SORT TO BACK AWAY FROM A FIGHT. I DON'T BELIEVE IN SHRINKING FROM ANYTHING. IT'S NOT MY SPEED; I'M NOT A GUY WHO MEETS ADVERSITIES HEAD ON. John Wayne   Lets face it I am getting tired. History has been my chief interest and pursuit for many years....

"IF WE OPEN A QUARREL BETWEEN PAST AND PRESENT, WE SHALL FIND THAT WE HAVE LOST THE FUTURE." Winston Churchill   I am getting worn out with the politics and the deliberate attempts to turn everyone against the other. The raw joy that some take to create hate and attack...

"UNLIKE SOME POLITICIANS, I CAN ADMIT A MISTAKE." Nelson Mandela   Hold the press! I messed up, made a mistake, stubbed my toe, put out bad information, I am still human! In my last column I told the story of Abby the Spoon Lady who is one of my favorite...

"THINK LEFT AND THINK RIGHT AND THINK LOW AND THINK HIGH. OH, THE THINKS YOU CAN THINK UP IF ONLY YOU TRY! Dr. Suess   I have a favorite character that I watch on You Tube and if you have ever taken the time to watch one of her videos she...