While rules attempt to keep meetings efficient, orderly, cooperation is key
October 12, 2015
Over the decades of my life I have attended multi-hundreds of meetings of every variety. Some meetings have been well and efficiently run, while others meandered from topic to topic, taking a lot of time and often accomplishing very little.
Alarm clocks ‘hated’ but necessary since ancient Greece
October 5, 2015
In my opinion the most hated appliance in most homes is the alarm clock. It starts screaming at an early hour, drives you from a pleasant night’s rest and forces you into the real world of morning.
Online comments exemplify need for common courtesy, respect
September 29, 2015
It is a well-known and true fact that I am a late arrival to the internet world.
Lessons learned in the trials of a high school football fan
September 21, 2015
Last week I discovered three important lessons that I hadn’t learned in my many years of life.
Reviewing history behind name change of North America’s highest peak
September 14, 2015
It was an awe-inspiring sight and one we won’t forget. Thanks to the good fortune of visiting on a clear, sun-splashed day, we had the perfect view of Mount Denali.
Fall sports make early autumn ‘perfect time of year’
September 8, 2015
This is the perfect time of year for me for many reasons, but the number one reason is I’m a sports fan, and we have both baseball and football to enjoy.
Mostly forgotten detective faced notorious criminals
September 1, 2015
This is a quiz: Can you name the man who was called America’s most famous detective a century ago?
Reflecting on nearly five decades of Tiblow Days
August 25, 2015
This is a big weekend in Bonner Springs with the annual Tiblow Days celebration. The event draws major crowds to downtown Bonner Springs and features a variety of fun activities for all ages.
Finding some excitement in the ‘blah’ month
August 17, 2015
It has long been my opinion that August is the “blah” month of the year.
ADA legislation improved life for those with physical challenges
August 11, 2015
Twenty-five years ago I really didn’t give much thought to a newly passed law named the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed by President George H.W. Bush.
Looking back 70 years to V-J Day
August 3, 2015
It was a day that the world had planned, hoped and prayed for — it had been a long and costly journey. Yet, it finally happened at 6 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1945.
New enthusiasm for Royals baseball impressive
July 28, 2015
What a difference a winning baseball team with extremely popular players makes. I couldn’t help but marvel at the enthusiasm and energy while attending a Kansas City Royals game last week.
Smart phone purchase leaves operator feeling dumb
July 20, 2015
I have retreated from my original entrenched position — I have purchased a smart phone.
Shorts a necessity when mercury rises
July 13, 2015
I’ll be the first to embrace the fact that I have never been on the cutting edge of men’s fashion.
Death knell is sounding for the phone book
July 7, 2015
The past 100 years has resulted in a variety of once-necessary items joining the dinosaurs and dodo birds in becoming extinct.