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July and the Memory of Kamikaze June Bugs
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We are embedded in nature. It surrounds us; it flows within us; it is our friend; it is our enemy; we are subject to it.  more
Heat!
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Wow! Is it HOT!! We have all been suffering from the extreme heat that the national news tells us is due to climate change and we aren’t doing enough to curb climate change.  more
Markets Settle Up
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Straighten up! I don’t read lips well but even sitting several pews back from my mom in church I knew what she was saying. more
Aug. 2, 2022: Day of Decision, part 3
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AUGUST 2, 2022: DAY OF DECISION is the title of the public forum that was to have taken place on Wednesday, July 13.  more
Finding a way through
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Last Monday I was in a mood. A disheartened and wounded one that descended following four funerals in six days and 100+ degree temps with no rain in sight.   more
Take the blinders off
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Stephen Ayres was drawn to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021 by Donald Trump's outrageously false claims that the presidential election had been stolen.   more
The Hunter Biden story has always been a Joe Biden story. It has been clear all along that Hunter Biden, like some other relatives of high officeholders, spent years trying to cash in on his father's government position. more
AUGUST 2, 2022: DAY OF DECISION is the title of the public forum that was to have taken place on Wednesday, July 13. more
My generous benefactor
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Today’s column is another excerpt from Dick Shaw’s memoir titled “Tales from the Professor: Life is a Hoot!” It’s available online on Kindle or locally at Books and Burrow in Pittsburg. — J.T.K.  more
The 411 on the 988 Lifeline
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Have trouble remembering numbers? With cell phones, I do not even have my husband’s number memorized! There is good news for us. more
I am writing in support of the Value Them Both Amendment, which, if approved by voters, would amend the Kansas Constitution. more
Prolife, well-regulated, less government
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Prolife, well-regulated, less government is the Kansas way. The Kansas Bill of Rights precedes our constitution because Kansas framers demanded people have control over the legislature.   more
Kitchen table philosophy
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If a piece of furniture could have a passport, ours would be a frequent flyer. Our table has moved with us to five countries and weathered numerous house moves. more
Day is done, gone the sun…
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The final session of Camp Read-a-Lot, the library’s reading programs for adults, is fast coming to a close. more
I’m Catholic and I’m voting NO
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Church leaders in cahoots with their Republican masters would have us believe the amendment is about abortion. It’s not. more
The Catholic Church was established by Jesus Christ who is God in the flesh and He created the church so that people could know how to live a good life and get to heaven. more
Unexpected sting
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This week a contractor at my office reached behind a board and upset a wasp’s nest. I was standing by him, and it was like a cartoon. more
It is amazing what you learn when you travel. One of the discoveries on our recent bus trip to Michigan and Wisconsin was a special beverage we had never heard of. more
I will turn 60 in October and I am still finding out who I am. I reread that sentence. Maybe it should read, I am still becoming who I am. more
Working at the PSU Newman Center
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Last month I enjoyed a cup of coffee and long visit with Dick Shaw, his wife, Adolphine, and sister, Margie, when they were in town for the St. Mary’s High School reunion. Today’s column … more
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