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Mending fence
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“Something there is that doesn’t like a wall,” is what Robert Frost wrote in his poem “Mending Wall.”  more
Bear market… for now
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Our current bear market started on Jan. 3 when the S&P 500 Index hit a high. It’s 5½ months old, which makes it older than 6 out of 8 other bear markets in the last forty years.   more
Do you think you know spit?
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As assistant coach for my son’s Little League baseball team thirty years ago I took over when the head coach had to be gone for a week. more
A clear and present danger
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Michael Luttig is an orthodox conservative and loyal Republican, appointed to the federal bench by President Bush 41 and often mentioned as a possible Supreme Court nominee. more
Have you been following the court case Biden v. Texas? It's not in the headlines every day, but court filings in the case are giving us the best picture yet of what the Biden administration is doing on the U.S.-Mexico border. more
The following is the fourth excerpt from “FROM POVERTY TO PRESTIGE, the Autobiography of Laurence Paul Wilson – A history of people, places and events in southeastern Kansas and west central Missouri in the 1900s by an Afro-American.” more
A healthy home at any age
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June is National Healthy Homes Month and there are low cost strategies to make sure your home is healthy for all. more
Whittling without breaking it
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Whittling a stick is therapeutic. I spent a lot of time as a boy whittling down a stick with my trusty Old Timer knife. more
Summer rerun
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Back in my youth, summer meant Wednesday afternoon matinees at the Fox, city band concerts at the Band Dome in Lincoln Park, homemade ice cream on Sunday afternoons, and reruns of favorite TV shows. more
Summer is all about grilling, which means everyone should have a go-to marinade up their sleeve for soaking and basting their favorite grillables. more
The power of being positive
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Today, as we look at society, so much seems to be focused on the negative not the positive. There is so much good in our country and in the human nature of people.  more
Arlo takes me for a walk
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Covid or no Covid, Arlo the Labradorian had to be taken out to do his business when I was in quarantine. more
Each year as Attorney General, I have proposed legislation to make our state better and then worked cooperatively with legislators to get the job done. more
Energy bills are going up in Kansas.  Rising natural gas prices, the cold snap from last year and recovery from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are dramatically increasing the cost of heating and cooling a home. more
Joe Biden and the powerless presidency
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There's no doubt inflation is the nation's most pressing concern. All the polls show it. All the data shows it. And everyone just personally knows it.  more
Apparently the silly season of politics has started extra early due to the constitutional amendment being on the ballot in August. more
This week, Ben George’s memoir relates the magic of traveling with his Dad and completing his grade school days at Sacred Heart. — J.T.K. more
Carrots rule!
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Carrots are the boss of this salad. Available year-round, carrots are a salad staple, and their flavor varies depending on the season. more
‘70s style stagflation doubtful
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Khaki pants, a plain light blue shirt, and a navy-blue jacket are what I want to wear every day, but my cute wife says I need to mix it up a bit. more
Wheat threshing time
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As I watch the weather report and then see the rains that continue to come here in June, I fear for the success of the wheat crop here in southeast Kansas. more
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