“Good grief,” Charlie Brown groused at the end of many Peanuts comic strips. His exasperated exclamation evoked frustration and acceptance. In my first week of teaching virtually to high school students, I, too, said, “good grief” more than a few times. I said some other words, too.
I have been fascinated by hammocks for as long as I can remember. We didn't have one when I was growing up on that southwestern Kentucky dairy farm in the 50s and 60s. I suppose it seemed too highfalutin for us country folks. Maybe it was overly suggestive of leisure and pleasure. Maybe Dad …
Depending on the definitions you use, the residents of Kansas’s rural counties and small towns make up less than a third, and perhaps as little as a quarter, of the state’s total population. Despite our reputation as a rural farming state, Kansas is surprisingly urban.
The fog started more than five months ago as the pandemic descended on the nation. For a few weeks it felt like the polarization in our society would give way to collaboration. Public officials worked across difference. People felt pride, togetherness and a can-do attitude.
Kansas voters have the power to protect their own votes. Plan ahead. Choose the voting method that works best for you. Act early. Act responsibly. Advocate for yourself.