...Nelson Mandela passed away today at the age of 95....and the world will most certainly miss him....Nelson Mandela was more than a leader of men....he was a living breathing representation of what one person...one soul...can accomplish given the drive and determination....he represented the good in humankind....he refused to abandon his principles regardless of the oh so expensive price tag they came with....He refused to abandon hope when absolutely no one would have blamed him for doing so...he refused to accept anything less than the change he would have such a huge part in inspiring.....he provided a voice for those who in the past had never had one....he stood tall in the presence of darkness and wickedness...and not only prevailed but fueled the fire of positive change for an ENTIRE country.....think about that for a second or two....an ENTIRE nation... and any way you slice all of that it simply comes up amazing.....rest in peace Nelson Mandela.
...According to a recent CNN poll...the three most corrupt countries in the world as of this very second are....Afghanistan....North Korea....and Somalia....on a 1 to 100 scale, with 100 being the least corrupt and 0 being the most corrupt...these three countries scored a whopping 8.....Denmark and New Zealand landed best scores with 91....the United States, in case you are wondering, scored a 73....which isn't bad...could be better but not bad....they base the index on public perception of corruption in public institutiions such as political parties, police, and the justice system...only a couple days till Not So SIlent Night at the Cotillion!!!! get tix while you can at the Cotillion box office and by calling 316 722 4201....hope to see you out and about soon!! Rick
...had yesterday off and was nice to catch up with some old friends as well as catch up with everything else lol....caught some great football over the weekend including the Auburn Alabama matchup....what a barnburner that was...and to think it would end on a field goal returned for a td!..I would not have guessed that outcome in a million years....the Holidays are officially here...had a great Thanksgiving and I do hope you did as well....Xmas right around the corner and we are so close to Not So Silent Night!!!! Saw some good movies over the weekend as well including World War Z....finally saw the "zombie" flick everyone has been talking about lol....anyways I do hope you are having a great Tuesday.....Rick