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"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...

"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...