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Oleander Ruminates on New Year, Oz and Kansas / COMMENTARY

Sky over Here, Kansas, on New Year's Day (Photo by J. Schafer)
Sky over Here, Kansas, on New Year's Day (Photo by J. Schafer)

Many people rang in the New Year with a sense of hope and renewal. Others were less optimistic. Down in Here, Kansas, Commentator William Jennings Bryan Oleander found a few reasons to celebrate the arrival of 2019.

Commentary from Williams Jennings Bryan Oleander, also known as Tom Averill, professor emeritus of English at Washburn University. Tom Averill is also the author of 10 books, most recently the novel Found Documents from the Life of Nell Johnson Doerr. He lives in Topeka.