Words vs. Actions – Reduced Spending

Actions speak louder than words… Let’s look at my opponent’s words and the actions he took regarding reducing wasteful spending. Reduced Wasteful Spending: State spending growth has been reduced from a high of 10% to now less than 3%. I couldn’t find numbers that matched my opponent’s statement of reduced spending. Here’s a source that […]

Got an A!

Ok, I’m back to making grades that I’m much more familiar with. Women For Kansas has put out their Voters Guide and my campaign has been given an A rating! Candidates who have demonstrated a knowledge of the issues, a clear commitment to the broader interests of the people of Kansas, and the courage to resist […]

I Got an F

I found out that I received my first F since 1990 (college algebra was not my friend). The NRA gave me an F rating. I was at least hoping for a D…C- at best. What does an F rating mean? “True enemy of gun owners’ rights. A consistent anti-gun candidate who always opposes gun owners’ […]

A Scouting Family

My family is a scouting family. I’ve been my daughter’s Girl Scout troop leader since she was a Daisy (she’s now a Cadette) – now she’s doing the Indy Girl program and isn’t attached to a troop, so I’ve become her mentor. My son is a Life Scout (“this close” to Eagle). I was his […]

Survey says…

I used to watch Family Feud with my grandparents all the time. Every now and then I’ll catch the revised show with Steve Harvey (or watch a YouTube highlight of the funniest part). I’m sure the questions were just as risque then as they are today — probably more so today. There are certain questions […]

A servant’s heart

I attended the Olathe Junior Service League’s annual banquet. Not only as a guest but as a new provisional member for 2016-2017. The past year’s theme was Giving It Forward, based on The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Have you ever been somewhere and known instantly that that’s exactly where you should be? That’s how I felt […]


Tolerance: The ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with. The hot topic in my house since the weekend has centered around tolerance. It started with explaining the tragedy in Orlando to my kids, continued with the Tony Awards and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s […]

Join Team WOBO!!

Back in 2008, after being told that I have cancer, I decided that I wanted to run a marathon (because that’s the logical next step…ha!). I was connected to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. Somehow I convinced my husband that it would be fun to run – and off we started […]

Show me the money!

Remember Jerry Maguire‘s “Show me the money!” scene? Well, as I’m reading over bills that my opponent has voted for, the “Show me the money!” scene came to mind. Because, if my opponent isn’t voting with folks in the district in mind, just who is he representing when in office? I may have found my […]