Smoke is in the air.
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. The haze and smell we’re experiencing is the annual spring Flint Hills burn. Blazes started a month ago in the south and will continue for the next two weeks. Still a little controversy about merits of singeing grazing land, but
most admit firing pastures is a necessity.
Putting off until later what we could be doing now is a forever lost opportunity.
There are 1,440 minutes in a day, and 10,080 in a week. That may seem like a large number, but once they pass, those minutes are gone forever. We will never have the opportunity to do in that minute what we could have done. Of our jillions of faults,
procrastination has to be the worst. It’s always been that way, despite trying to improve.
Hands tell many stories.
Our hands are needed for lots of things we do, and they can reveal a great deal about a person. Big hands, small hands, medium-sized hands: all are uniquely different. Long, skinny fingers, short-stubby fingers, badly deformed arthritic fingers, ordinary fingers: all similar yet individual. Like fingerprints, no two hands are the same.
“A penny saved is a penny earned.”
Who said that? Was it Will Rogers, Benjamin Franklin or another philosopher of days gone by? Whoever it was, we’ve always liked the idea and agreed with it. Of course, a person could substitute a nickel, a dime, a dollar, a two-dollar bill (if he could find one) or even a $100 bill, and the meaning would be the same, just more important, to