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"WITH BETTER GEAR, FIREFIGHTERS NO LONGER SURROUND AND DROWN A FIRE - THEY GO IN. Bill Dedman   300 years of tradition unimpeded by progress. This is a tongue in cheek saying about the fire service. There has been some progress over the centuries but the underlying truth is that...

"HOPE IS A NECESSITY FOR NORMAL LIFE AND THE MAJOR WEAPON AGAINST THE SUICIDE IMPULSE." Karl A. Menninger   As the world gets crazier and crazier there is a depressing trend that has its roots in the lack of faith or the ability to access faith to work through...

"IT IS THE MARK OF A TRULY INTELLIGENT PERSON TO BE MOVED BY STATISTICS." George Bernard Shaw   There is a line in an episode of NCIS where Gibbs father is staring down the barrel of his rifle with a drug cartel head, who had threaten to "kill Gibbs...

"WHEN I WAS BORN I WAS SO SURPRISED I DIDN'T TALK FOR A YEAR AND A HALF!" Gracie Allen   Bet a lot of you do not know who Gracie Allen is? If you do this story is for you. You are old enough to be hit by a...

"I AM DELIGHTED THAT A PROJECT THAT I HAVE WORKED ON AS A PASSION HAS GOTTEN TO THIS POINT. NOW FOR THE NEXT STEPS." Roger Ringer - Author   Going back to when I decided that I was going to work on a book about little known stories of...

HAS THE POWER CAT BECOME A SACRED COW? THEN WHY ARE THEY FORGETTING THE COW? WHY IS THE STATE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE LEAVING BEHIND THEIR MANDATES?   This will get a lot of flack I am sure but the Kansas State Regents and the administration seem to have gotten football and...

"TECHNOLOGY IS A USEFUL SERVANT BUT A DANGEROUS MASTER."   I was faced with a jolt just the other day. As much as I dislike the computer and the world it has brought, it died. All of a sudden all of my work for years was not there....

"MEMORIES ARE THE KEY NOT TO THE PAST, BUT TO THE FUTURE." Corrie Ten Boom   What the typical Kansan is, is so difficult to explain. What is typical about Kansas? It is the fact that there is no typical. There are many who simply take for granted what...

"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...