Archive for January, 2011

A Sad Loss of Life for Anyone to Understand

January 24th, 2011 by Lee Yahnke

Guns, Mental Illness, and Violence
We're experiencing this toxic combination in formerly safe public places we can't and shouldn't have to avoid. Unstable minds exist among us and are very difficult to monitor and treat due to our laws and professional ethics. I believe we can and should put more restrictions on gun ownership. Hunt for food if you want: it's legal. But do everything by law to restrict access to guns and ammunition so unstable individuals are checked and rechecked before they purchase guns. Families and friends also need to be cautious. If someone you love isn't reasoning well and attempts to acquire guns, please take appropriate precautions. Responsibility belongs to all of us.

All Aboard!

January 6th, 2011 by Lee Yahnke

All Aboard!

2011 is rolling out of the holiday season.  The year is on a track including mountain crests and valley lows.  We’ll cross dry plains and lush fields.  We’ll blindly turn corners without knowing what we’ll find.  We’ll stop at many interesting places.

The key word in all this is “we”.  Each of us travels within the year on different tracks.  Sometimes we’re grateful and sometimes we’re resentful.  Times can be fearful as we turn blind corners.  Other times we'll  enjoy the benefit of labors from

A Bridge Along the Way

lush fields.

Please don’t travel alone.  We have people galore to bring with us on the ride.  Take note:  we need to be careful so our ability to see the view from windows and enjoy the year as we travel along is not blocked by bad relationships.  All Aboard!  The year is now on its way.