Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 28 May 2013 10:32For an old printer like me, the Peabody Printing Museum is a real treasure. I drove over Saturday to get the tour from Wes “George” Bentz, who has been shining up the place for the past year or so. Based on what I saw the last time I was there and this recent trip, the place really glows.
I started to feel like an old codger when he was talking about pieces of equipment that were used more than a half century ago—I had run all of it myself, beginning as a teenager.
From the hand-fed...
Written by Dale Suderman Wednesday, 05 March 2008 14:37Historians are dangerous and subversive. While often soft-spoken andmild mannered they quietly undermine our conventional wisdom.
Howoften do we hear folks say, “But this is the way we have always doneit” and “This is what we have always believed”? Sometimes we are takendown the opposite road, “Here is a wonderful new idea or insight thatwill change everything.”
Historians are messy people. They subvert both our certainty of eternal truth and our discovery of what we believe to be new by digging through old books and archives and emerging with data that challenge both our past and our future.
If a school is given a choice between hiring a Marxist or a religious fanatic versus the option of hiring a good history teacher...
Written by Steve Britton Tuesday, 10 March 2009 13:49
Written by Rep. Bob Brookens Tuesday, 22 May 2012 15:22What a week! We started May 14 and finally put the 2012 legislative session to bed Sunday the 20th at 6:42 p.m. Yup, Sunday. Here’s a huge thank-you to my wife, Anita, and to Suzanne Thole for leading the choir in my absence.
“That tax bill” I referred to in last week’s column is found in HB 2117 and is sitting on the governor’s desk. He states he will sign the “pro-growth tax formula” and that it will leave $1.5 billion in the hands of Kansas taxpayers in the next two years. That’s how much of a cut he predicts.
Nearly everyone was hoping an alternative tax cut plan could be developed that would provide an economic stimulus and yet not be so reckless as HB 2117. Gov. Brownback even had indicated he would prefer a less...
Written by Abi Humber Tuesday, 28 August 2012 13:04I’m feeling fairly panicked as I write this because the digital clock on my computer reading 11:59 has just clicked over to midnight. It is now Monday, Aug 27.
It’s officially time to bite my fingernails, grind my teeth, and fight the urge to procrastinate every task, ever. I will soon be hurtling at light speed toward The Great Unknown: Actual Adulthood.
What I’m trying to tell you is that my senior year of college has begun.
I’m probably making this moment a tad more dramatic than it really should be, but the drama adequately conveys the anxiety I feel about entering a completely uncertain stage of life with absolutely no finalized direction and no cheat codes whatsoever.
Justifiably nerve-wracking, right?
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