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There will be a lot less “Pomp and Circumstance” this May in Kansas and across the country. Most graduating students won’t have the opportunity to put on those goofy gowns and caps and then join…

How to respond to this pandemic has never been as simple as choosing to risk contracting COVID-19 or go out of business.  And the damage from those promoting this false dichotomy is that it works…

Simply put, I hate ticks. Having said that, ticks are a part of nature, albeit a frustrating one. I immensely enjoy traipsing the outdoors all times of the year, and particularly now that it’s warm…

Among U.S. governors, Kansas’ Laura Kelly and her advisors rank among the clearest and most decisive in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Unfortunately, governors face limitations. Residents — and viruses — often cross state lines,…

As the streets of Hartford, Conn., filled with people, I lay in a hospital bed, forcing myself to breathe. In, out. I told myself. In, out. I tried to keep time with a monitor beeping…

When they said to self-isolate, the Kansas GOP must have heard “self-immolate.” Those of you who merely want a secure and prosperous nation — with a limited and accountable government, and judges and justices who…

When I left my corporate job and moved to rural Kansas, I was making decisions for the good of my future family. Sometimes those decision are at odds with my self-desires. We don’t have a…

When my mom called me and said that my dad found four N95 masks in the garage and she wanted to send them all to me since I’m a doctor — That’s love. When I…

As the battle with COVID-19 continues and we daily thank our courageous health care and essential workers, Kansas teachers also need our thanks.  They rose to the occasion and kept learning alive. With the future…

Being denied the experience of third grade is torture for my granddaughter Olive Krug of Topeka. She loves her teacher, Mrs. Kido, the new friends she has made, and just about everything about school.  To…