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"ATTITUDE IS A LITTLE THING THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE." Winston Churchill   I have been hearing about things that seem to make a bit of sense in getting a real change of attitude. It takes me to an old joke that I heard decades ago. The doctor called the...

"WE ARE ALL BORN MAD. SOME REMAIN SO. Samuel Beckett   Trying to figure out the politics of today can be a maddening process. Those who are envious of everyone and everything, come up with ideas that are just plain crazy to many of us. When trying to figure...

"TRUTH IS POWERFUL AND IT PREVAILS." Sojourner Truth   Truth has a way of slapping our face. Many will not recognize it, many will ignore it, but it is a careless person who dismisses it. No matter who we think we are or what others think of us the...

"REFUSE TO BE DISHEARTENED, DISCOURAGED, DISTRACTED FROM YOUR GOALS IN LIFE." Bernice King   I have been distracted a bit here lately. I started writing my book KANSAS ODDITIES so that I would not sit around the house and feel sorry for myself. I have a host of...

"A LIE CAN TRAVEL HALF WAY AROUND THE WORLD WHILE THE TRUTH IS PUTTING ON IT'S SHOES. " Charles Spurgeon   How do you kill the First Amendment? Very simple, inject a politically correct position and push it as far as you can and ignore the truth. Stay with your...

"THE TRUE SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE IS NOT KNOWLEDGE BUT IMAGINATION." Albert Einstein   OK lets just think outside the box for a moment. Imagine you live in a country that for say around 240 years has existed by doing things that others in the rest of the world have...

"GENIUS IS ONE PERCENT INSPIRATION AND NINETY-NINE PERCENT PERSPIRATION." Thomas A. Edison   That Tom Edison was good for a good comment, especially from a man who worked a lot of other's ideas and let them do the perspiration. If you don't know the real story of Mr. Edison...

"PATRIOTISM IS SUPPORTING YOUR COUNTRY ALL THE TIME, AND YOUR GOVERNMENT WHEN IT DESERVES IT." Mark Twain Now lets all get on the same page here. There seems to be a big controversy over the term 'Nationalism'. In fact there are groups who shout at each other because the...

"TO ERR IS HUMAN. TO BLAME SOMEONE ELSE IS POLITICS." Hubert H. Humphrey   Well the irritating election season is finally behind us and as usual it just means that the next season is about to start full swing. As if 15 or 16 candidates for the Republican's was...

"REFLECTION IS NOT SOMETHING YOU HAVE A LOT OF TIME FOR." Robert Battle   I have always been fond of saying that growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional. And I am sure that there are a lot of people throughout my life that wished I would...