kublackbird (Meryl Carver)


Comment history

Cooking From Scratch: Popping up for movie night

I forget about coconut oil, but it smells so amazing when you're cooking with it. And black truffle oil--yum!

January 14, 2015 at 9:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Child on bike hit by car at Sixth and Rockledge in critical but stable condition

I almost hit a child in that area myself the other day. Between trying to get into the correct lane for the construction at 6th and Iowa and the general traffic at busy times of day, it's an easy place to be distracted enough not to see a person crossing the street, especially if the person is small. Luckily, I was able to stop, but a crossing guard or a well-marked/lit cross-walk would help a lot.

November 25, 2014 at 4:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Make your own mulberry gin

I haven't thought of adding lemon, but that's a good idea!

June 25, 2013 at 10:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Make some tamales and have a party

Lydia brought it over from Dillions in Topeka. I would guess the Lawrence Dillions' might have it too. Checkers has masa, but it was a different kind.

December 31, 2012 at 2:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Poultry not in picture now

I thought this was an interesting project, and have been a little surprised at the controversy, considering that a majority of people are still omnivores. Although it appears the original concept has been scrapped, it certainly did start some conversations.

March 2, 2012 at 10:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

3-judge panel in Lawrence hears appeal of Matthew Jaeger, who was convicted in 2009 of kidnapping and mutilating his ex-girlfriend

That's not entirely correct. You're right that the constitution doesn't provide for an appeal--the State could, for the most part, decide to chuck the whole appellate system. However, once you have an appeals system in place it must comport with due process--i.e. the right to an attorney.

I agree that the arguments did not seem particularly strong, but you never know what an appellate court will do. Even if there is only a 10-20% chance of reversal (which is the generally agreed upon statistic for reversal on appeal), if you're the defendant there is nothing to be gained from not taking your best shot at it.

October 19, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Recycling costs

"Separating your trash in separate groups such as paper, cardboard, glass, metal and garbage will be expensive for each household."

The husband does this every week before the recycling pick-up. Pretty sure it costs us nothing, but about 5 minutes of his time. Maybe he should start charging me for it, eh?

April 18, 2011 at 11:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lansing Correctional Facility inmates to pass out pumpkins to northeast Kansas youngsters

Sounds pretty darned awesome to me.

Kids who wouldn't otherwise get pumpkins getting pumpkins. Prisoners who would otherwise be languishing in a cell doing something productive and good with their time.

(And the article specifically says they're minimum security. That wouldn't include sex offenders.)

October 20, 2010 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baby foodie: Lawrence mom makes son’s meals from scratch — sometimes

I agree that it's a lot easier to make things from scratch than most people think, but the rest of your comment is a little harsh there, deputyfife.

First of all, I don't think having a child means you have to put it's every whim before your own needs. She's a mother, not a martyr. And having a nice meal with your husband is, generally speaking, good for a marriage. If we're choosing what's better for baby, a happy home easily beats homemade-food-at-every-single-meal.

Second, I believe in eating well/local/etc. to the point that I have my own flock of chickens, but even I open a non-homemade jar or can a few times a week for myself. While for now it's just me and the hubby, I assume that when we have a kiddo he'll eat pretty much as we do--mostly homemade, but with the occasional convenience food thrown in for sanity.

Last, I don't think comments like yours do anything good for encouraging people to do things like make their own baby food, can, garden, etc. If a new mama starting out has to make everything from scratch to meet the approval of us make-it-from-scratch folks, she's just as likely to get frustrated and chuck the whole experiment. I'm much more willing to give her credit and encouragement for trying.

August 17, 2010 at 8:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )