jkealing (Jonathan Kealing)


Comment history

Longtime media executive Ralph Gage retiring from The World Company

Ralph was one of the three or four most influential people on my early career at the Journal-World. I always appreciated the way he pushed you to do more and go farther than you thought you could. His departure leaves big shoes to fill at the Journal-World. As the New York Times said he was "a no-nonsense taskmaster whom Mr. Simons deputized to make sure the company's trains ran on time," but for many of us who worked for him, he was more than that.

Congratulations on your retirement, Ralph. Enjoy your new freedom!

July 31, 2013 at 10:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Advance voting hours extended until 7 tonight; Lawrence City Commission election will go on as scheduled Tuesday

Jamie Shew is just an incredible election organizer. He was always a pleasure to work with as a member of the media and its incredible to see the lengths he's going to to make sure people in Lawrence can vote. It's especially striking compared to the decisions made in Topeka and around Kansas City.

February 25, 2013 at 4:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Behind the Lens: A religious experience in Nicaragua

Great pictures, as usual, Richard. One of these days, we're going to have to go on a trip together. Cuba?

February 3, 2013 at 1:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Student design for KU police cars a winner in magazine's contest

Way to go George. Love the cop car design. Glad to see the design get some more notice.

August 28, 2012 at 11:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

How many days this year do you think it has been over 100 degrees? (It has been over 100 degrees 11 days this year.)

I don't know if this is karma for WM and I both posting on LJ today or what, but I just saw on Twitter that the court approved the SLT. Holy cow! The SLT is actually going to get built? Wonders never cease.

July 10, 2012 at 12:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How many days this year do you think it has been over 100 degrees? (It has been over 100 degrees 11 days this year.)

So, don't go to Hibbing. We have normal-sized bugs down here in Minneapolis.

July 10, 2012 at 12:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How many days this year do you think it has been over 100 degrees? (It has been over 100 degrees 11 days this year.)

Minnesota is absolutely lovely this time of year. Mid 80s. Though we did have two 100+ degree days last week.

July 10, 2012 at 12:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

When online friends die: a goodbye to Multidisciplinary

What terrible news. I'm traveling in China now so I'm only now learning the news. What a sad thing to see when logging into LJWorld for the first time in several days.

Multi was always a huge help to me in knowing the ins and outs of the LJ comments, from long before I arrived on the scene. We've stayed in touch since I left and her comments were always appreciated. My favorite Multi story, though, is the time that she sent me a Free State Brewery gift certificate. I'd had a particularly challenging work week, both with comments and regular-old-work stuff, and had posted something about it to Twitter. Multi saw it and took it on herself to send me $20 to the brewery. The food and beer I had, courtesy of Multi, was oh so sweet.

Multi was one of the good once. God rest her soul.

June 28, 2012 at 7:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City says it underbilled two Lawrence golf courses by $325,000, seeks settlement

When I lived in Lawrence, Black Hills Energy failed to bill me for any actual gas usage one winter. But I kept getting a bill with customer charges and fees and whatnot, so I didn't notice at first. Probably should have realized it sooner, but I was a college kid at the time. When I did notice, I let them know and wound up getting a bill for about $300 in back gas bills. Black Hills was "gracious" enough to let me pay that over six months without penalty. That wasn't my fault, but Black Hills expected me to pay if I wanted to continue getting gas from them. I assure you — I did.

June 21, 2012 at 12:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )