Tuesday, 04 January 2011 15:28was the single most impressive thing that happened in 2010, it would have to be the response the people of Marion gave to Westboro Baptist Church protesters Dec. 14.
Standing outside Marion High School, WBC protesters did their best to taunt people with signs, songs and bold attire, but no one was interested.
Many people were curious, but not one person approached the protesters. Instead, they allowed these visitors to speak their mind and move on.
In the true spirit of freedom, citizens...
Tuesday, 30 November 2010 16:39Babies are hand-held electrical appliances ready for imprinting. Am I right?
Well, if you want to dispute with me, please have some patience about reading clear through this argument. Will you? You see, when we decide to argue, we should define in great clarity what it is we are arguing about.
In Kansas, and in the rest of America, we are great champions at attaching unsolvable emotional issues to our arguments, or in muddying what we are arguing about.
We usually choose lesser clarity for the sake of underlying objectives and beliefs, or to overwhelm those who argue against us.
Sometimes we are afraid at a level that can be deeply subliminal, that if we seek truth and honesty, these values would threaten our well-being or the basis...
Tuesday, 02 November 2010 14:49November is probably my favorite month of the year. Situated between fall and winter, November’s windy weather is the best time to play in the leaves, which have all nearly fallen from the trees.
For football fans, there’s nothing better then sitting in the bleachers wrapped up in a warm blanket, drinking hot cocoa and rooting for one’s alma mater.
For farmers, the majority of crops have been harvested and that’s a good thing.
I also pray it was a successful year for them, too.
Tuesday was election day and I feel so proud to live in a country where I am free to vote for the person of my choice without fear of retaliation by rebel groups.
Speaking of freedom, in less than a week, we will all have an opportunity to thank those...
Tuesday, 05 October 2010 15:28I’m planning my retirement. I want what I earned—and even what I didn’t earn.
You see, I could get us a long way toward saving Social Security for all of us if our congressmen would listen to me.
Speaking of our representatives, that’s the other side of my retirement plot—following their lead in getting money out of the rest of you before you impose that ghastly proposal of term limits on them.
That could half ruin them and me both.
Now, we all know the most basic problem of Social Security. The young people of my own and the current generation didn’t have enough children to pay the withholding tax to support old duffers like me. They goofed, and usually don’t know it.
Like it or not, persons who want to limit...
Tuesday, 31 August 2010 16:29My husband, Randy, is a fixer-upper kind of guy. When he gets started on a project, it might take him awhile to finish, but once it’s done, it looks fantastic.
Most of his inside work is done or developed during the winter months when it’s too cold to work outside. But by spring, he is ready to go outside and get started.
For many years, I didn’t see the fixer-upper part of his personality.
Like most parents, when our three children were at home, we spent a lot of time helping them with their studies or enjoyed sharing in their extracurricular activities. We took an active role and looked forward to seeing them grow and change into the young adults they are today.
Weekends in the summer were reserved for swim meets or other...
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