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May 16th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Things were pretty quiet in Douglas County this morning. Police in Lawrence conducted about eight vehicle stops, responded on two reported disturbances and one report of a prowler jumping fences through a neighborhood. None of this morning's activity was said to have resulted in any serious injuries. ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Man’s Common (Civil) Laws versus The Laws of Nature!

Swampyville's - Reading Between the Lines! Man's Common (Civil) Laws versus The Laws of Nature! (Homosexuality versus Heterosexuality) HUMANS CAN CHANGE MAN'S COMMON LAWS TO FIT WITHIN THEIR AGENDA; BUT, THEY CAN NEVER CHANGE THE LAWS OF NATURE! "Reproduction (or procreation) is the biological process by which ... Continue reading

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Going deep: My early stab at filling out KU football’s fall depth chart (for now)

We now are officially two full weeks removed from the end of spring football and that seems like as good a time as any for me to release my projected KU football depth chart for the fall. A couple of quick things to remember before diving in: ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty, week 3: Use it or lose it stir-fry and hummus

OK, so call it a sophomore slump, but our second full week of CSA veggies, was much more of a challenge than the first week. It wasn't that we weren't motivated, it was that we were going out of town. You know the drill: try in vain ... Continue reading

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Kansas Authors Club District Two Contest Award Winners - 2012

Following is the list of winners for the KAC (Kansas Authors Club) District Two writing contest: Prose - Memoir 1st Defining Middle Age - Tracy Million Simmons 2nd Lucky Lee - Susie Nightingale 3rd Rabbit, Rabbit - Cathy Callen Prose - Feature Article 1st Death of a ... Continue reading

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May 15th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on two disturbances this morning. No serious injuries or arrests were reported. Officers reported one OUI related arrest around 3:40 a.m.. That person also is said to be facing charges for no insurance and transporting an open container. Police also responded on one non-injury ... Continue reading

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Bar Food at Home: Skinny Buffalo Chicken

I love bar food. I love a menu that includes words like "popper" and "slider" and "dipping sauce." Unfortunately, pretty much everything on every bar menu is now off limits to me, since I am attempting to take up less space in the world. This is depressing. ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Tempeh Curry with Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans

If you love a good curry and fresh, seasonal green beans, you'll love this Meatless Monday dish. It takes those Kermit-colored spring treats and gives them a southeastern spin, combining them with hearty tempeh and sweet potatoes for a unusual, hearty and completely tasty curry dish. To ... Continue reading

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May 14th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on a report of a battery in the 1100 block of N 3rd Street at 2:20 a.m.. Officers reported that a subject had battered another, damaged some property, set off a fire alarm and been on the property illegally. That subject was arrested and ... Continue reading

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Two-wheeled stratification

I don’t get folks who ride a certain sub-set of motorized two-wheelers. It’s a generalization, I know, and maybe even a stereotype, but riders of the class of Motorbike Lite seem just a little … off …to me. Occasionally, I’ll get the secret motorcycle wave (I’d show ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 5/13/2012 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 9/14/2011 Next: IPS 5/16/2012 Cody got it, what else can I say. See the end of the post for the complete photo. Life changes have brought me back to my old haunts. Among other things, I work in Lenexa now and drive through town on ... Continue reading

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Traffic

Traffic was heavy today on the Intercolony Freeway. Must be Mother's Day . Continue reading

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My Commencement Speech to KU Graduates

**Do what you want to do – but have a backup plan** Everyone making a commencement speech will tell you – it’s very simple to say, but very hard to actually do - Do what you want to do, do what makes you happy! But in the ... Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day wish

I sat down with the ads this week and decided I couldn't write about shopping today. After all, it is Mother's Day. Instead today, I find myself grateful and thankful for the wonderful husband and sons I share my life with. We have certainly had our share ... Continue reading

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What about bi-sexuals, Mr. President? Where is their right to marriage?

I wasn't particularly surprised when President Obama made the statement about his personal feelings on the issue of gay rights. His opinion that they have every right to be happy in a legal marriage along with all the amenities that affords is held by about half the ... Continue reading

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May 13th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police responded on five disturbances this morning, no serious injuries or arrests were reported. Officers in Lawrence conducted 12 vehicle stops with two resulting in arrests. Both arrests were reported to be OUI related. KUPD also conducted a vehicle stop and reported an arrest for Interference with ... Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

I couldn't sleep, so I made this for my mother. Feel free to make a print. Continue reading

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Religion or Science?

I think there's a low-level incompatibility between science and religion. There's folks that try to "bridge" science and their religion of choice. It generally just turns into a series of special pleadings, though. Science is a self-acknowledged work in process that is constantly finding more accurate explanations ... Continue reading

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Dark Shadows

I saw an interview some time back where Johnny Depp admitted whenever Tim Burton calls with an idea, he doesn’t need even need to hear it. He just agrees. Burton is a one of a kind director with a taste for the macabre and the quirky. If ... Continue reading

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May 12th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted right around 15 vehicle stops this morning, only one of those resulting in a OUI arrest. Officers were also kept busy with 10 disturbances and and two noise complaints. Two arrests were recorded related to disturbances, one for battery and another for criminal trespassing. ... Continue reading

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