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Stirring the Pot: Food as a Memoir of Mothers’ Love

(Recently, I published a short memoir related to food as a family and community rite of my youth. I hope you enjoy reading what is for me, an unforgettable story of mothers everywhere.) My case in point is Mrs. Lucy Washington, the head cook at the black, ... Continue reading

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Free Yoga and Discounted Massage for Mom’s Day

I've said it before and I'll say it again...one of the best things you can give a Mom for Mother's Day is time. Time to herself...time to sleep...time that is not scheduled and crammed with activities and responsibilities geared towards everyone else. Whether you are a mom ... Continue reading

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Sunday Coupon Preview

Check out this Weekend's coupons today! You can plan ahead and see what is in store, figure out how many papers you are going to need to round up! This weekend you will receive one Smart Source insert in your paper. There are a variety of coupons ... Continue reading

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Do It For Ralph - Do It For You

I'm like most people in that I thought diabetes had very specific warning signs - and lots of them. After hearing about my friend Ralph's horrific experience this morning via email, I realized I had much more to learn about diabetes and maybe you do as well. ... Continue reading

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Iron Man 2 On-Camera Movie Review

In [“Iron Man 2,”][1] Robert Downey Jr. again plays Tony Stark, the wealthy, selfish industrialist who is out to bring about world peace and stroke his giant ego at the same time. Thanks to Downey and a terrific cast that includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johanssen, Sam Rockwell, ... Continue reading

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Jayhawk Flashback: Michigan State, 11/25/03

Time to get back into the flow of "Jayhawk Flashbacks," taking a look back at some of the most memorable moments of KU's past. The following game is the second-loudest I've ever heard it at Allen Fieldhouse in person: KU's 81-74 victory over Michigan State on Nov. ... Continue reading

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Tripping the light: Fantastic!

I don’t like traffic lights. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not some sort of two-wheeled anarchist, nor am I one of those reviled/suicidal cyclist-scofflaws who think traffic signals are for motorized vehicles only. But when I’m on my bike, I really don’t like traffic lights, and it ... Continue reading

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May 4-5, 2010: Sun, sun and more sun

There was plenty of sunshine on May 4, 2010, in fact, it was hard to find a single cloud in the sky by the afternoon. The picture below was taken north of the I-70 Wanamaker exit, looking south down Wanamaker. A few high clouds were present during ... Continue reading

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Of pigs, jokes, and marriage.

Yes, after the “lawyer walks into a bar” blog, I have learned that apparently I am a pig. And probably you are too, if you’re a man. Read on, and then you can comment on this yourself: are you also a pig? Am I a pig? Are ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight, 5/6/2010

Previous: In Not so Plain Sight , 5/1/2010 Next: IPS 5/17/2010 Ralph Gage was correct with his initial guess. See the bottom of this post for the answer. I'm back in town and preparing the next installment of my "Small Steps" series (are those moans I here?). ... Continue reading

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Taking out the garbage

So I started this blog out of frustration at the level of discourse that dominates the political and social dialogue in these United States. Maybe I’m just adding to it and making the pile of poop bigger by writing a blog to vent. Some people who commented ... Continue reading

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Transform Your Office Into A Worthy Sports Den

Baseball season is upon us, meaning day games galore for the sports fan. Unfortunately, most of us are stuck at work for the majority of the day, meaning very few opportunities to enjoy this time of year. Baseball season is especially tough on those of us working ... Continue reading

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT: Style Scout

Age: 13ish Sign: Speed Limit Hometown: Far far away Time in Lawrence: When Liberty Hall was a BYOB venue. Occupation: Trophy Husband What were you doing when scouted? Texting while driving How would you describe your style? Carl Spackler meets Serpico. Favorite fashion trends: Sun dresses Least ... Continue reading

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2010 KUSports.com Big 12 football draft, North edition: Who sports the best team?

Spring football practices are over. The summer prediction magazines haven't come out yet. It's a relatively quiet time on the Big 12 football front. Which, come to think of it, is kind of dangerous because the down time gave three KUSports.com staff members a chance to put ... Continue reading

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2010 KUSports.com Big 12 draft, South edition

The Big 12 South figures to be a division that stresses the pass in 2010 considerably more than Big 12 North teams, which seem to rely more upon the running game. Like pretty much all other years, the South will likely come down to Texas and Oklahoma ... Continue reading

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Making Lemonade from a “Weed”

Chances are good that yellow woodsorrel is growing somewhere near your home. This little clover-like plant has delicate yellow flowers and is informally called "sour grass". When I was a kid, my friends and I would eat the sour leaves and flowers, and over-react to the tingling ... Continue reading

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A sigh of relief

I'm the luckiest girl in town. I was always worried how having a new baby would affect my ability to keep seeing local music shows. But the husband has time and again reminded me that he's more than happy to watch the kid while I go catch ... Continue reading

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Gossip

Oh a false clock tries to tick out my time To disgrace, distract, and bother me And the dirt of gossip blows into my face And the dust of rumors covers me. Bob Dylan - Restless Farewell A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a ... Continue reading

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Air Guitar Championships tonight at the Jackpot!

Want some ridiculous fun? Need a break from studying for finals? The **[First Annual Lawrence/KC Air Guitar Championship][1]** will be held tonight at the Jackpot Music Hall from 10pm- midnight. Although this event is inspired by and will be run just like the [U.S. Air Guitar Championships][2] ... Continue reading

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Repeal the 17th Amendment

The 17th Amendment changes how US Senators are elected. Prior to 1913, Senators were selected by state legislatures, but now they are elected by popular vote. There were several reasons for the change, one being that occasionally different houses in state legislatures could not agree on who ... Continue reading

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