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January 2014: A New Year!

Welcome to 2014! A new year begins. Our thoughts are of the new dreams, promises and hopes as the future starts with the calendar date of January 1, 2014. My thinking is this is a new period. A new time so it is time for a new me. Handsome, slim, muscular, elegant and with an […]

“School’s Out For Summer”

by Paul Hogan Alice Cooper sang, “School’s Out for Summer,” which I heard over and over again when it first hit the charts. It was the summer after my senior year in college and I was a counselor at a half-way house for boys thirteen to sixteen years old. What an experience, even after my […]

December 2013: My “December To Remember” Wish For You

Season’s greetings! “It is the December to remember,” runs one of the high dollar Lexus car ads. Bright new shiny cars are shown with the family going with grandpa to light lights as a tradition in front of a million dollar home in the snowy forest. Another high dollar car ad has two rows of […]

My Memories of Thanksgiving

I don’t have warm fuzzy memories of Thanksgiving during my childhood. No trips to the Grandparents and I don’t recall extended family visiting and sitting at a “Norman Rockwell” type table for Thanksgiving Dinner. Now, I know we had turkey and the normal trimmings – and most likely we ate as a family. I just […]

Five Ways to Avoid Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Kansas and the United States. It is each driver’s responsibility to avoid distraction while driving, but that is not always easy. There are plenty of potential distractions just waiting to take a driver’s eyes off the road. Here are five ways to avoid […]