Andrea Abbott, 41, and her 14-year-old daughter were supposed to fly out of Nashville earlier this summer.
It was a tragic reminder this past week.
We have incredible opportunities to access information in our culture today.
Which of us could ever forget the classic rant by John Belushi as Joliet Jake Blues in the 1980 classic film, "The Blues Brothers."
Regardless of what the perennial elected officials and hired guns in Washington, D.C. and the state capitols around the nation say, government finances aren't that different from either business or household finances.
There's no doubt about it.
The Casey Anthony defense team made the news this week - stop the presses! - and not in the usually positive manner of arguing that their client did not kill her own child.
At first blush, it would seem that the national story out of Alabama this week would be one of those to rankle everyone who is sick of higher taxes - and in this day, that would be everyone.
Not everyone can do what Barbara Bushnell did.
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. - John 3:20
You see a lot of statistics in today's world.
It all begins with spoiled brats who never are taught good manners and it goes downhill from there.
Sometimes a job is just too easy and Gov. Sam Brownback has a chore this week that shouldn't be much of a stretch.
When they are dealing with taxpayers in the private sector who shouldered bigger burdens decades ago, it should come as no surprise that there is getting to be less and less sympathy for public workers who not only don't want to pay their fair share, but who show contempt for our system of government in the process.
If there is one thing we like to do in Kansas, it's eat.
Kansas got an early taste of winter Wednesday night when 4-6 inches of snow fell on this part of the state.
There's a real fascination to watching a movie like "Dumb and Dumber."
It is said that numbers don't lie. Perhaps, but they may not always tell the entire truth.
No one is blind to the fact that people will travel to shop for the holidays. Larger communities have much to offer. However, we should not forget our local merchants whose livelihoods depend on our business.
Had TCU or Baylor been named Oklahoma, they would've made the College Football Playoff.
The selection committee of the initial College Football Playoff had a daunting task.
"Black Friday and Cyber Monday are good for the economy, and #GivingTuesday is good for the soul." This comment referring to the official opening of the Christmas shopping season is posted on 92nd Street Y's website.
It is human nature to want to give someone the benefit of the doubt. Parents do this with their kids, teachers do this with their students and rational adults do this with each other.
In 1633, Galileo Galilei was put on trial at Inquisition headquarters in Rome. He had been controversial for years, because he presented a "theory" that the Sun, not the Earth, was the center of our universe and the Earth went around the Sun. Somehow the idea of this famous scientist had been allowed to stand, so long as it was presented as a hypothetical and not as reality.
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