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"TOTO, I DON'T  THINK WE ARE IN KANSAS ANYMORE."                                          Dorthy from Frank Baum's Wizard of OZ       As I set here on a bright sunshiny...

"I COULD FIND NO QUOTE THAT STRUCK ME AS WITTY FOR THE MOOD I AM IN." Roger      Now let me say up front I am not down because of a rainy day.  In fact I am grateful for the rain since we have known more drought...

"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...

"DON'T LET SCHOOLING INTERFERE WITH YOUR EDUCATION."                                           Mark Twain      A problem or opportunity?  It is the dilemma in Cowley County and Arkansas City School...

"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...

"EXPERIENCE TEACHES ONLY THE TEACHABLE."                               Aldons Huxley       In the first part of this series I touched on many realities that confront us as a people concerning the fires and...