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"EDUCATION IS NOT THE FILLING OF A PAIL, BUT THE LIGHTING OF A FIRE." William Butler Yeats   I ran across a posting by Joe Denoyer on the Kansas State Firefighters Association site and the subject he wrote about is great. Great for the fire service, great for students,...

"EDUCATION IS WHAT REMAINS AFTER ONE HAS FORGOTTEN WHAT ONE LEANED IN SCHOOL." Albert Einstein   WOW what an education I have had! I love history and I love little known stories about Kansas. So when I started dealing with health issues I had to do something that kept...

"THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE THAN THIS, THAT SOMEONE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS." John  15:13   Today in the media, and the left wing segments, is the new mantra that "thoughts and prayers no longer mean anything." The move to take Christ out of absolutely everything...

"COMMON SENSE IS GENIOUS DRESSED IN ITS WORKING CLOTHES." Ralph Waldo Emerson Now this will not probably interest most and it will step on a lot of toes but there is something that has been bothering me for many years and it costs you money. This has...

"I CAN'T CHANGE THE DIRECTION OF THE WIND, BUT I CAN ADJUST MY SAILS TO ALWAYS REACH MY DESTINATION." Jimmy Dean   Throughout our lives there is only one constant and that is change. We get into our comfort zones and something is bound to come along and knock you for...

"THERE IS NOTHING MORE DECIPTIVE THAN AN OBVIOUS FACT." Arthur Conan Doyle   There has been a huge amount of wailing and gnashing of teeth about the 'privacy' or lack there of on Facebook and other social media. Companies pay millions for our information and the owner and other...

"DEATH IS THE SOLUTION TO ALL PROBLEMS. NO MAN - NO PROBLEM." Joseph Stalin   Just think about how horrible the statement from Stalin is and yet without even uttering the words this is how problems are being handled in today's world. If you never saw this quote from...

"REMEMBER HOW IMPORTANT YOU ARE TO EACH OTHER." Marcie Penner   I attended a family gathering. It was not anyone who is related to me. It is a member of our rural community who is fighting the fight of her life with the one thing we all hate,...

"BURN DOWN YOUR CITIES AND LEAVE OUR FARMS, AND YOUR CITIES WILL SPRING UP AGAIN AS IF BY MAGIC; BUT DESTROY OUR FARMS AND THE GRASS WILL GROW IN THE STREETS OF EVERY CITY IN THE COUNTRY." William Jennings Bryan   The death of the rural sector has an enemy that...

"JUST REMEMBER, ONCE YOUR OVER THE HILL YOU BEGIN TO PICK UP SPEED." Arthur Schoenhauer   I know that those of you who are still young to the point of thinking you will live forever and that you are flexible enough to bounce back from anything, this will go...