Comment history

Panhandler gifts are best charity

Good essay, but I take issue with the inclusion of buskers! Street performers are not beggars! They offer a service, adding to the ambiance of the downtown scene, and should not be cast into the same category as those who simply ask for money.

October 20, 2010 at 5:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

James Naismith, Haskell among finalists for Eight Wonders of Kansas People contest

John Haskell - yes! Architect of many fine Kansas buildings, including several in Lawrence!
Without any negativism toward the HINU, I agree that it's inappropriate in this category. And Naismith may have been born in Canada and started throwing balls at peachbaskets in Springfieid, but he spent a very long career here, and made his name long after he left the other places.

September 10, 2010 at 4:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Turnpike accident cleared, replaced by rush hour congestion

The "amount" of people injured? Do you mean like 60% of one person and 37% of another?

August 5, 2010 at 8:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Has Facebook been good or bad for your social life?

So what's with asking only the youngsters? I'm 60+ and FB's gotten me back in touch with people I haven't seen for decades,...and I'm catching up with them! Love it!

July 31, 2010 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Europe wilts in heat wave

Here in the Baltics everyone believes in Global Warming. Especially this week. Trains to the beach are overcrowded, fans sold out, and supermarkets with air conditioning full of people, if not shoppers!

July 16, 2010 at 2:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Back to School?!

"Right of passage?" That's a new one! Like weddings or funerals?
Are there no editors here?

July 11, 2010 at 1:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

When you travel, do you unpack or live out of your suitcase?

I like to hang things up! And it's really really annoying when a room I'm paying to stay in doesn't have places to put things!
Of course it depends on how long I'm staying, too.

July 9, 2010 at 4:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Thriving at 75: Music academy at KU marks anniversary with new programming

Yeah, those were the best six weeks! You stayed long enough to get acquainted, to feel comfortable with fellow musicians, and have a great time. I loved it; I was there in the late fifties, and still play my instrument, although never was a professional.

June 28, 2010 at 1:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The au pair experience: Two Lawrence families open homes to international help

“It’s an option that not many people in Lawrence have heard of.”
And just how out-of-it country bumpkinish does she think Lawrencians are, anyway? Not heard of au pairs?
And I do not believe there are only two of them in Lawrence! There have been au pairs in Lawrence for decades. Yuppies who think they invented sophistication make me really, really tired.
A Lawrencian currently out of the country, imagine!

June 21, 2010 at 7:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

‘Oceans’ brings vastness of sea up close

The word "enormity" does not mean "enormousness," unless it is a shocking circumstance. Rather it connotes something heinous or outrageous.

April 22, 2010 at 5:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )