dteska (David Teska)


Comment history

Journal-World staff changes announced with upcoming ownership change

I, too, am surprised at the staff not hired. Enjoyed working (briefly) with Ann on letters I submitted. Losing Mike Yoder and Richard Gwin a loss, hope they find worthwhile employment where their skills are appreciated. Perhaps now the LJW will refer to it as the University of Kansas as it did in this story and not the outdated Kansas University.

July 19, 2016 at 12:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school district proposes iPads for all middle school students

iPads are great for content consumption (see Netflix) and I've liked having mine for use on travel to watch a movie in the hotel at night during a business trip. They aren't great for content production. I also have a work iPad and while it does have a key board in the case so typing emails is easier, I can't see ever producing a long document such as a 3-4 page book review or other essay product at school. Again, content consumption will work great on an iPad such as blended learning videos and other content (although not a complete fan of blended learning it is here to stay). Like a previous commentator I'd question the long-term maintenance issues involved in supporting 2,000+ iPads in the hands of 10-13 year olds.

February 24, 2016 at 1:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Path to war

It sure does seem like non-stop war. Thinking we could import democracy (at least our style ) into the Middle East is pure fantasy; they have to truly want it and don't seem that inclined at least among Arab/Islamic states. Israel, for its faults, at least tries and it too has been challenged.

November 19, 2015 at 8:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Today: Throwback Coke bottles commemorate KU 150

Really? You can't buy these special bottles except on campus? Too bad, think many in Lawrence with a former affiliation to KU (they are called alumni after all) and who don't/can't get on campus would like one.

August 26, 2015 at 11:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Learning tools

I also would like to stress that my son's teacher did meet with us when we requested and was working as best as possible to make the process work. It was a new program for everyone involved.

February 20, 2015 at 4:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Learning tools

The LJW story quoted that 70% of parents were pleased with blended learning results their child had accomplished. We met with the teacher and she explained the process to us. There were changes mid-year (material to download went from one website to another) , passwords sometimes didn't work. He did approach the teacher; admittedly our bad in not being more aggressive with this when we became aware of the issues he was facing in the classroom.

February 20, 2015 at 4:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawhorn's Lawrence: Questions arise over claims of veteran featured in column

Scott, well said dose of reality. Most of us don't know the full story so we should let the facts speak for themselves. And while Chad appears to have given Mr. Barnett a chance to clear the record, he should also be offered the chance to respond to Chad's article.

November 11, 2014 at 11:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawhorn's Lawrence: Questions arise over claims of veteran featured in column

I commend Chad Lawhorn for coming forward once his suspicions became too much to ignore. The Stolen Valor issue is a travesty, pure and simple. As the son of a veteran, the brother of one, and one myself I will never understand the mindset that drives someone to put forward something they aren't. I served in Operation Desert Storm albeit for 3 months. I was there during that name operation (yep, and I have the medal) yet don't put myself forward as a veteran of the Persian Gulf War; the shooting had long since stopped by the time I touched down in Bahrain. True veterans are often more circumspect about their experiences; especially those who were in combat. My Dad was one of those types, rarely talking in detail about his two years in Vietnam. Although he had some close calls he never saw combat and never put himself forward like that. Shame on these false veterans or veterans who inflate themselves.

November 11, 2014 at 7:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: D-Day beaches spur thoughts on the ‘costs’ of war

Great perspective piece, would like to learn more about the author's father's experience at the post-war Nazi trials in Nuremberg. We tend to forget, with the passage of time and the merging of world economies and societies through the internet and social media, how horrific and huge WWII was for all nations involved. It was like a giant black maw that consumes everything that comes close to it. And the Nazi government and its military were really, really bad on so many fronts. I've been to Omaha Beach and can understand his take away from that experience.

One small correction - author states the invasion of Normandy "was greater than any other invasion anywhere." Should perhaps be "greater than any other invasion anywhere up to that point." The invasion of Okinawa on Apr 1, 1945 (Operation Iceberg) was larger - over 180,000 troops (Army and Marine Corps) were in the initial assault. And read up on the planned two-phased Operation Downfall - the invasion plan for the Japanese home islands. It would have dwarfed them all if it had come to pass. The latter part of the Pacific War (with the exception of Iwo Jima and the atomic bombs) tends to get overlooked.

November 1, 2014 at 8:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Column: Royals deserve admiration reserved for championship teams

They absolutely deserve to be called champions and not just because they are the 2014 AL Champions but because of their tenacity, focus, love of the game, and how they continued to outpeform what the naysayers said. Bravo Zulu to them for their first post-season experience - us included - since 1985.

October 30, 2014 at 4:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )