I’m working on a number of things for posts here. In fact, I have taken to keeping a notebook with me so that I can write down these ideas as they pop into my head. This bit is not earth shattering, but cool nonetheless. Last year I took part in an online book discussion of Stephen Oates’ “To Purge This Land With Blood”, and have to say that Brown is a fascinating character – I’m envious of the man’s clarity. There must be great contentment and freedom that goes along with being able to see everything as either black or white. At left is a version of the Kansas Statehouse mural that I had never seen before. Thanks to e-quaintance (that’s someone I’ve never met and know only via the internet) and Kansan extraordinaire Pat Jones for supplying the link to Free State Brewing Co. I asked the wife for one of the long sleeve T-shirts as a birthday present.