Written by Joel Klaassen Wednesday, 13 February 2008 09:25It’s always good to connect with our kids and grandkids as we did again this past week in Atlanta.
Cameli’s Pizza just finished its big expansion and Friday night was the grand reopening event, which created record sales for the 12-year-old business.
Weather can create a lot of havoc. It tried to make trouble but failed as we got out before the snow on Tuesday night. The lightning and the rain while driving in the dark to the airport early Tuesday was a bit odd.
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Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 13 February 2008 09:32Kansas Democrats and Republicans added their two bits in the national race for presidential nominees last week—in droves. The 2008 campaign season, which seemed to all of us to start way too early and promised to be a long and drawn-out endurance test, has unexpectedly turned into something of a dream season—akin to KU football’s run from rags to riches this past fall. Suddenly, the fan base is energized.
Theories abound about the reason for renewed energy, including among young voters. We see it as a deeply felt need for change—leadership that challenges citizens of this country to something higher and more noble than nearsighted, self-serving politics as usual. It’s as much about a system as it is personalities. It’s time...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 06 February 2008 13:46We wish Jules Glanzer nothing but success as he begins serving as Tabor College president. He has big shoes to fill with the retirement of Larry Nikkel. But the two men share important attributes that bode well for the health of the college: a genuine caring spirit for the people they seek to lead, strengths in organizational leadership, and a personal respect for and devotion to the institution itself.
While Nikkel strengthened the college’s organizational structure and enhanced its contemporary standing with numerous improvements in facilities, programs and financial support, Glanzer’s challenge is to the lead the college into an ever-evolving future. Preparing students for a world that is increasingly moving toward globalization...
Written by Joel Klaassen Wednesday, 06 February 2008 16:09In the you-can’t-win-them-all department: K-State finally beats KU in Bramlage, then loses at Mizzou. New England can’t finish with an unbeaten season in Super Bowl XLII.
This is one Super Bowl where the game was better than the commercials. I thought the best ad was the toddler talking about his investments and hiring a clown from his earnings.
Ham and green bean soup is one of my favorites. It takes about three hours to finish one bowl—10 minutes to eat it and the rest of the time to pick the ham out of your teeth.
The following is from a blog by Jack Schultz, author of Boomtown USA, which I thought would be worth passing along.
Second Oldest Profession
No, I didn’t mean it that way! Here is my...
Written by Joel Klaassen Wednesday, 30 January 2008 10:24It’s a rare thing in these parts when a business celebrates 140 years of continuous operation and in the same location which I think is even more noteworthy. Look no further than Case and Son Insurance in Marion. That business has been on Marion’s main street since 1868 and is in its fifth generation of the Case family.
We congratulate the Case’s and their employees for this remarkable achievement.Here is a word of caution to anyone who eats while watching TV and likes to have the remote handy at the same time.
We were having spaghetti while I was watching the NFL playoffs and I came really close to using the remote for a breadstick to push some noodles onto my fork.While in Texas recently I went out to dinner at the Texas Land...
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