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"YOUR ATTITUDE, NOT YOUR APTITUDE, WILL DETERMINE YOUR ALTITUDE." Zig Zigler   Politics have always been a hot topic in our country. When King George demanded our guns, we shot back. Pretty much there is a spirited debate ever since dueling went out of vogue. Newspapers have always been pretty...

"GIVE ME A SMART IDIOT OVER A STUPID GENIUS ANY DAY." Samuel Goldwyn   I have had some who believe that I am against teachers. Even though I have many friends that are teachers and a god daughter that is a PHD in education and teaches grade school. So the...

"I WANT TO DIE LIKE MY GRANDFATHER DID, PEACEFULLY IN HIS SLEEP, NOT LIKE THE ALL THE SCREAMING PASSENGERS IN HIS CAR." Will Rogers   The  news lately has been so full of totally unimportant 'news' that is so not important to me. I gather news tips for a couple...

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...