kansasplains1 (Lawrence Morgan)


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Downtown shot put draws crowd despite funding issues

Why has the commenting part of the video been disconnected? The video and sound are both great!

Nick Krug (video), CaptainStupidity (for sound) and Joanna Hlavacek (writing), you've all done a great job.

April 19, 2014 at 2:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Journal-World honored as top newspaper by Kansas Press Association

I forgot in the earlier post: where can I see all of the articles, photography, web design and ads? Is there a web page for the awards?

April 16, 2014 at 2:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Distinguished professors endorse social media group's proposal

What does "distinguished" in the headline have to do with this story? Every person's opinion should be welcome. This is not a good headline at all. It suggests that certain persons are more "distinguished" than others.

People who work at jobs to help other people - whether or not they have degrees - are often far more "distinguished" than professors who often take the easy route, once they have tenure. This word should be left out of headlines (and most stories).

It is very unusual to see this kind of wording in a newspaper headline.

April 16, 2014 at 1:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The lunar eclipse on video (in case you couldn't stay up) and songs about the moon, April 15, 2014

The lunar eclipse is over, but you can watch it above on video.

It is my thought that this video is a great tool for teaching. The teacher can leave the video on, and students can look at it when they wish. They may be doing other things at the same time, especially some type of work with their hands, but they can turn to the video at any time.

Each person could, for example, concentrate on preparing (through art) a small portion of the entire half of the moon. They could then put each person's individual pieces together to form one large moon - the part of the moon that we see when we look towards the moon.

Another idea is to show how the eclipse actually took place - this could be done in a lot of different ways, which may include movement and light.

And don't forget the word for "moon" in its many different languages.

The young people kind of "absorb" the video while they are working - and, for many people, great ideas come from this kind of mindful concentration. Certainly it is true for me.

I have also included some excellent songs about the moon, which you can play before, after or during the video.

I am especially interested in hearing songs about the moon in other languages from around the world. Hopefully, some of you may have a song to share and be able to post it in the accompanying comments.

April 16, 2014 at 1:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City upholds decision on West Lawrence roundabout despite new objections from neighbors

Several cities have had several dual-lane roundabouts in the past, and, to my knowledge, all have been changed to 1-lane. It is too difficult for bicycle riders to guess what is happening with cars all around them.

April 15, 2014 at 11:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Journal-World honored as top newspaper by Kansas Press Association

The Journal World has some of the most interesting articles of any newspaper in its class. Congratulations to its hardworking staff!

April 15, 2014 at 11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ottawa University to offer engineering major mixed with liberal arts

This is a great idea, Dennis Tyner and colleagues.

I'll refer more to Ottawa University's engineering program a little later.

April 15, 2014 at 2:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The lunar eclipse on video (in case you couldn't stay up) and songs about the moon, April 15, 2014

It's foggy here, but it's clear in Los Angeles!

April 15, 2014 at 1:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Health care launch 'terribly flawed,' Sebelius admits

Julius, your comment was absolutely correct. The problem was with the company and IT guys who didn't know what they were supposed to do, and yet who charged the government a fortune for code that didn't work.

I also have yet to see that the government has been repaid for their failure to do what their contract promised they would do.

April 13, 2014 at 11:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Picking nits

A superb editorial! Who wants this kind of light shining into your home at night?

I am very surprised and extremely disappointed at Commissioner Jeremy Farmer's remarks about this situation. He ought to be very concerned. He wouldn't want this lighting in his house or neighborhood.

I hope that Jack Graham takes this to court. Over and over again, in the past several years, we have seen city commissioners who have no idea what the public wants or the willingness to slow things down to examine all aspects of a particular project.

By the way, who was the engineer who was hired to do this work, and who in the city failed in their responsibilities? It's time this information was out in the open. You never know - there could have been money and/or influence exchanged, and we need to know what really happened, what was communicated and what was not.

What emails and instructions did the engineer receive? How much was he paid? Who - names please - in the city took responsibility for this kind of thing - or did NO ONE take responsibility?

There are many things which need to come out into the open regarding this project.

April 11, 2014 at 12:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )