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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Portobello Mushroom Supper Sandwich

So, a few weeks ago, I shared a portobello mushroom sandwich recipe and it went over like gangbusters. Several folks told me the liked it and liked the idea of it. Therefore, this week we’re back with a sort of dressed-down version of the sandwich. This one ... Continue reading

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Blondes, bikes and bare backs

One crisp day late last autumn or even early last winter, my son and I were riding bikes to school when I noticed he was poking along even more slowly than normal. Worried he’d be late, I encouraged him to pick up the pace a bit and ... Continue reading

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August 1st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another quiet Sunday night throughout Douglas County. Lawrence Police responded on a report of the sound of gunshots heard in the 2900 block of Chisholm Drive just before 11:30 p.m. Two people called 911 about what they believed to have been the sound of gunfire, both callers ... Continue reading

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You say tomato, I say tart.

The tomatoes are here! The tomatoes are here! Or, more specifically, the tomatoes are in my neighbors' back yard. And I am the lucky recipient of some of their overflow. And their garden, it is aplenty. They've been kind enough to give me a couple huge bags ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 7/31/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 7/24/2011 Next: IPS 8/7/2011 littleone was first to identify the subject this week. See the end of this post for the answer. Even though I made my way back to town for the subject this week, I suspect you'll have trouble identifying the location this ... Continue reading

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Watering

**How much?** Your lawn does well with 1" of water per week. It doesn't matter if this comes from mother nature, an irrigation system, hand watering, etc. The best way to apply the water is by doing so deeply and infrequently. I've seen several posts on the ... Continue reading

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Mad Dogs and…

Biologists? Now that my summer semester is over, I just had to get out yesterday to do some hiking so went over to Prairie Park for a couple of hours. What struck me was how green the prairie area was with no maintenance. Do you think maybe ... Continue reading

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P & G and GIVE Education Donate Money from Use of This Weekend’s Coupons

P&G has launched a new campaign called [GIVE Education][1]. This program will work to increase awareness of the student dropout crisis in the U.S. and raise funds to help keep millions of students in school. P & G reports "Every nine seconds of each school day a ... Continue reading

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July 31st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Fire was kept pretty active early this morning. First with a "large" dumpster fire in the 1100 block of Louisiana Street just before 1:30 a.m. LPD was also requested to the scene as Fire crews needed to run some hose line across Louisiana. No structures were ... Continue reading

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Sporting KC extends streak with more late-game heroics

After a few weeks away for family weddings and other business, the stoppage time blog is back. And there's plenty to catch up on. Player acquisitions, player injuries and an [impressive league streak][1] have all been part of the club news the last two weeks. Let's start ... Continue reading

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The Social Safety Net – A Dialogue

This blog begins a series on our social safety net. In addressing our real or imaginary debt problem, this is a rarely discussed component. Perhaps we should shed some light on the topic. Several members of this space, on and off the net, have suggested we do ... Continue reading

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July 30th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A very quiet night in Douglas County. LDCFM along with two County Deputies responded on a reported grass fire in the 1300 block of North 924 Road. The Deputies arrived first to find a large bonfire with several subjects sitting around it. Emergency dispatchers advised that they ... Continue reading

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Agnostick’s Blog Post

Agnostick's blog post, "Abortion in Kansas: “It’s A Trap!” " has been up since 4:50 PM on 7/29. It's not showing up on the blog post listings on the website's home page ("Community Perspectives") I'm not sure if this is a glitch or a deliberate case of ... Continue reading

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Complain? Who, me?

If you've ever managed a corporate social media account - or even just a Facebook page for, say, your biking club - you'll already know that one of the most challenging aspects of the job is to be on call 24/7. Sure, your business or organization may ... Continue reading

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Abortion in Kansas: “It’s A Trap!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dddAi8FF3F4 For "Star Wars" fans, it's one of the top quotes of the "original trilogy," perhaps only eclipsed by "Luke... I am your father." Without too much detail: The Rebel Alliance is launching an assault on the newer, bigger "Death Star" space station, thinking that is not ... Continue reading

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July 29th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Shortly before 10 p.m. Lawrence Police and Fire/Medical responded on an injury accident in the 500 block of Rockledge Road. It was unclear the extent of injuries involved. As 11 p.m. came around, Lawrence Fire and Police were responded to a report of a dumpster fire in ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Glory of War”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Glory, gone, grounds, home, nought, shot, sounds, Square, story, there. Glory of War! By L. Don Oliver The cannon roars, A rifle ____; A soldier dies, All for ______; The ... Continue reading

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How To Fix Congress

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS ! ! ! ! ! The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18-year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 . . . before computer, before ... Continue reading

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July 28th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another pretty quiet night for Douglas County overnight. The night started with a resident that requested Lawrence Police to check on a solicitor that had come to the door after 10 p.m. It sounded as though the caller told the subject that they were calling the Police. ... Continue reading

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The Real Debt Deal

Right now, the eyes of the nation are focused on Washington and how our elected representatives will address the national debt. Many fear how this could impact our nation and our world. So, what might happen over the next few weeks? What do you think? What is ... Continue reading

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