I especially liked her post that commented on an article in Kansas! Magazine about "15 Reasons to Love Kansas." (Following in indented text is the post...I didn't write it, Cop Car and somebody else did.)
I lied...er...forgot: so, sue me!
In the posting, This & that from The New Yorker, August 3, 2009, I wrote, "These days, the only magazine subscription that I maintain (apart from "house organs" that come with memberships) is to The New Yorker." Kansas! Magazine, to which I've subscribed for (I'm guessing) over 40 years, had slipped my mind. There is a small item in the Fall 2009 issue, in the section titled "15 Reasons We Love Kansas".
[Reason] 3 - Good Works
When the economy took a dive last year and business started to slow down at B&W Trailer Hitches in Humboldt, founder and President Joe Works (below) [referring to a photograph of Mr Works] decided it was time to give something back to the town and his 180 employees. At Joe's direction, the manufacturer of high-quality truck beds and trailer hitches (Humboldt's largest employer) turned its attention to sprucing up the town of 1800. Employees went to work cleaning the playground, refurbishing the baseball diamond and painting churches while still getting full pay from B&W. The result is a revitalized town busting with pride. "We've had good years and lean years," Joe says. "There's no need to be greedy." ...Beth Barlow, Humboldt
Wouldn't it be nice if Wall Street took a page out of Mr Works' playbook? I sometimes weary of living in such a red state; but, if all of the State's residents were like Mr Works....Wow!
Sweet Jebus...wouldn't that be great if the rich guys in DC could do stuff like that? We'd have to quit whining and maybe half the population would quit SHOOTING each other!!