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"IT IS OBVIOUS THAT WE CAN NO MORE EXPLAIN A PASSION TO A PERSON WHO HAS NEVER EXPERIENCED IT THAN WE CAN EXPLAIN LIGHT THE BLIND." T.S. Eliot   When I try to explain a point here it is a great shot in the dark. Even though I get so much...

"LIFE LITERALLY ABOUNDS IN COMEDY IF YOU JUST LOOK AROUND YOU." Mel Brooks   If you really think that living in the rural areas is dull and boring then you have way too high a bar for enjoyment. Probably the number one pastime here in the hills is listening...

POLITICS DERIVED FROM THE WORD 'POLY' MEANING 'MANY'. AND THE WORD 'TICKS' MEANING 'BLOOD SUCKING PARASITE'.   There are many who have the words of wisdom that describe the American Dream. Many who have the personal experiences of working hard and achieving their goals and dreams. Most of those who...

"IF WE DESIRE RESPECT FOR THE LAW, WE MUST FIRST MAKE THE LAW RESPECTABLE." Louis Brandeis   I had someone actually say 'thank you for your service' the other day when they found out that I am a retired firefighter/EMT. It was nice and not something I expect. I...

"I AM JUST A GIRL CHASING HER DREAMS AND HAVING AN AMAZING ADVENTURE" Madeline Stuart   When I was looking for an inspirational quote to start this as I always do, this just seemed to fit. In fact it jumped right out at me. I am always adding to my...

WHEN I WENT TO FIND A GOOD SAYING ABOUT ANGER I FOUND NOTHING ABOUT RIGHTEOUS ANGER WHEN I WENT LOOKING FOR A GOOD SAYING. THERE IS A TIME FOR EVERYTHING UNDER HEAVEN. I AM ANGRY AND I WILL NOT APOLOGIZE FOR IT. Roger Ringer   I hate thieves. I was angered by...

"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...