Whistle a happy tune

“Till I waltz again with you, let no other hold your charms. If my dreams would all come true, you’ll be waiting for my arms.” — Sidney Prosen   You know what it’s like when a tune gets stuck in your head. It rattles around in your brain. You hum it, you sing it and it drives you crazy. …

Patience and Persistence

“Patience is not simply the ability to wait — it’s how we behave while we’re waiting” — Joyce Meyer   Patience for a photographer can be a lonely virtue. Sometimes the perfect photograph just isn’t there.

Highs and Lows in Kansas

“It’s easier to go down a hill than up it, but the view is much better at the top.” — Henry Ward Beecher   If you know me, you know I refuse to get caught up in politics.

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Whistle a happy tune

“Till I waltz again with you, let no other hold your charms. If my dreams would all come true, you’ll be waiting…

03 March 2015 [11:32 PM]
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Remembering the Trash-80

“A typical smart phone has more computing power than Apollo 11 when it landed a man on the moon.” — Nancy Gibbs…

10 February 2015 [10:09 PM]
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Patience and Persistence

“Patience is not simply the ability to wait — it’s how we behave while we’re waiting” — Joyce Meyer Patience…

03 February 2015 [11:04 PM]
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Highs and Lows in Kansas

“It’s easier to go down a hill than up it, but the view is much better at the top.” — Henry Ward…

27 January 2015 [09:45 PM]
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Whatever Floats Your Boat

Friday, Dec. 30, 1870: “Stormy with wind from southwest… carried away our fore top mast sail and the sailors (could not take…

21 January 2015 [06:21 AM]
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Flights of fantasy

“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it … so it goes on flying…

07 January 2015 [08:56 AM]
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Passages and Transitions

“Life is one big transition.” Willie Stargell The alley between the newspaper and the church holds many memories. That nondescript…

30 December 2014 [08:29 PM]
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Never get married on a holiday

“All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner.” — Red Skelton It sounded like the right…

24 December 2014 [09:53 AM]
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Skipped Opportunities

“Regrets, I’ve had a few; But then again, too few to mention. I did what I had to do and saw it…

16 December 2014 [09:32 PM]
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Flashbacks and Memories

There’s no end to stories from the war. A recent episode of “60 Minutes “featured the BentProp Project, a group of divers…

09 December 2014 [07:46 PM]
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Journals from behind the wire

“The Wire,” he is always there, blocking every dream, every plan, every vain soaring of your enthusiasm. “The Wire” is at the…

02 December 2014 [09:03 PM]
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Paintballs not bullets

“I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal…

25 November 2014 [09:28 PM]
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Counting votes and baking bread

“All the problems we face in the United States today can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of…

18 November 2014 [08:19 PM]
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People are generally good

“As they marched, the crowds lining the route broke into applause, a sweet and deeply felt spontaneous pattering that…

11 November 2014 [07:04 PM]
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Yo Lep, Yo Lep, Yo Lep, Right Lep

“After a hard day of basic training, you could eat a rattlesnake.” Elvis Presley liked to march. Once I got…

28 October 2014 [09:09 PM]
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Farewell to the day

“Get outside. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny?…

21 October 2014 [09:25 PM]
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A year of stories and memories

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a…

14 October 2014 [09:54 PM]
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Students make good guinea pigs

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” —Albert Einstein Students make good guinea pigs. Maybe…

07 October 2014 [09:50 PM]
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Dad, Death and Dora

“In the concentration camps, we discovered this whole universe where everyone had his place. The killer came to kill, and the victims…

30 September 2014 [10:08 PM]
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Mugs, Kilts and Route 66

“Coffee is a language in itself.” — Jackie Chan The nominations are in, the votes are counted. And your favorite mug is……

16 September 2014 [08:29 PM]
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Focal Point: Sunday, Five Days After

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thursday is the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on America. The following column was written Sept. 16, 2001,…

10 September 2014 [12:11 AM]