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Project Runway: Beach Blanket Bungle

Normally when it comes to reality shows like “Project Runway,” “Top Chef” and “American Idol,” I don’t come in to each episode wishing for someone ...

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Beware the flag, man

The other day, I went for a recreational ride in the country. Not far from town, I was surprised to encounter a flagman, though I ...

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‘Extract’ is watered down

Mike Judge returns to the everyday workplace as the setting for his new comedy “Extract,” but it’s hard not to wish for a more spirited ...

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LiveWell — 2nd community meeting tonite

LiveWell Lawrence began its campaign to motivate Lawrencians to create a healthier town with healthier people with a big bang -- the "World's Largest Community ...

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Health Care for All

I promised a blog on my perspective on health care reform. I will start with the top-level goals I believe the President set 1.) Universal ...

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Facts on lightning

According to NOAA, there have already been 28 lightning deaths in the United States, in 20 states and Puerto Rico. About 100 lightning strikes hit ...

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The hard left

My wife and I went to hear our Congressperson speak yesterday. We had three specific questions about how the ongoing health care reform would affect ...

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ConferenceChatterTV debut, and Dezmon or Dez? Can’t go wrong with either

I wanted to add a little something to the Conference Chatter blog this college football season. I have this feeling it may be one of ...

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KU coaches made right call by keeping Briscoe at kick returner

I've heard a lot of concern lately about the KU coaching staff's decision to leave Dezmon Briscoe as the kickoff returner. By putting Briscoe on ...

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What College Students Don’t See In Lawrence

It's strange to have a 21-year relationship with something but to hardly know it at all. I grew up in this state, but Kansas and ...

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The Fans Guide to Bandwagon Jumping for fall high school sports

In this business, it’s hard for sportswriters not to feel like they’re jumping on the bandwagon every now and again. After all, the best stories ...

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This morning’s lightning show

Lightning is the number two severe-weather-related killer in the United States. Yes, that means lightning kills more people than tornadoes and hurricanes. The lightning danger ...

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Because it offers choice and reduces costs, consider Sen. Wyden’s bi-partisan Healthy Americans Act

Like the massive invisible government health care that threatens grandma's health more than the imaginary panels dreamed up by Sarah Palin when she mis-read the ...

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Make pot stickers, and not from a frozen box. I dare you.

In the early tenure of our relationship, Mr. Meat and Potatoes and I would occasionally go to Zen Zero for dinner, which always surprised me ...

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Cliff Notes version: Mark Mangino press conference, 9/1/09

Much like we did on Media Day, here are the Cliff Notes version of Kansas football coach Mark Mangino's comments at his weekly press conference ...

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We have some new contributors for LJWorld.com

From time to time, classes at Kansas University or Washburn will ask if they can use our Reader Blogs for their classes. For instance, during ...

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MONGOLIA!!!

Despite all the adventures and hardships of the rally up to this point, it quickly became apparent that the real adventure began at the Mongolian ...

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June skews this summer’s numbers a bit

For many meteorological purposes, we define summer to be "June-August" rather than the typical astronomical summer of June 21-September 22 (from the summer solstice to ...

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Open Letter to My Congressman

The Honorable Dennis Moore? Sir, why does Congress not understand why the people have been so upset across the nation? This is an open letter ...

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Sorrentino scale 2009 debut: Make your answers known

We've finally hit game week, a festive time for all of us college football nuts. Only five days remain until kickoff (three days for Iowa ...

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