2009 is the time

I've wanted to write a novel for years, but have never actually sat down and done so. I heard about NaNoWriMo for the first time ...

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Day 11

A friend of mine asked me if I had entered an essay and I was proud enough to say no, that I had joined the ...

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In Plain Sight 11/11/2009

Previous: IPS 11/4/2009 Next: IPS 11/20/2009 prosepector identified the this week's subject on the first try. See the end of this post for the answer ...

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And the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner is … (crickets)

For the latest edition of ConferenceChatterTV, Clinton Lake style, check out the video below, which includes my picks for each Big 12 game in week ...

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When will we get our first snow?

The record for the earliest snowfall in Topeka was set on October 9, 1970. Up to this point, we haven't received our first snow, so ...

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Well, I for one didn’t get an invite…

As America watched President Obama speaking from Ft. Hood yesterday, I was at work less than a mile from Van Fleet Hall, the Headquarters building ...

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Strippin’ Ain’t E-Z

Made you look you dirty crook, you stole your mother's pocketbook! :P Okay, so I actually made myself chuckle there... If nothing else becomes of ...

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A few notes about how fog is created

Fog is essentially a stratus cloud that forms in contact with the ground. Clouds will typically form when relative humidities near 100%. In other words, ...

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calling all MULLETS: a trial and confession

WOW! I am sure the first intentional mullet was david bowie's at the time of the Ziggy stardust tour in the early 1970's. It seems ...

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We Aren’t Smart Enough

The show "Sick Around the World' is airing on PBS again tonight. I posted a link to the online video the last time it aired, ...

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Julian Wright back in the dog house?

There’s a reason that scientists in those classic, white lab coats have worn protective eyewear all these years. Sometimes, experiments can blow up in your ...

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Cliff’s Notes version: Mark Mangino press conference, 11/10/09

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Mark Mangino's comments at his press conference today. Full audio is posted here. • Players ...

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Some precipitation numbers from last night — but you can make them more accurate

Showers and storms brought heavy rain to a few areas of Northeast Kansas last night. Here are some rain totals for the area: Lawrence Municipal ...

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I am a Lonely Old Man

I am a lonely old man. After my day job of yelling at kids to get off of my lawn, while the civilians of Lawrence, ...

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I am BATMAN.

After my day job(running a multi million dollar corp) while the rest of Lawrence finishes dinner, I am headed to my basement for my "other" ...

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Being a Stripper: 10 Things I’ve Learned So Far

A list of 10 things I've learned from stripping so far. 1) Men love everything about women; they really do. I've made money on days ...

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Even meteorologists get the toughest weather questions from their kids

While driving around Monday evening with my kids in the pouring rain, I thought it was a good time to explain to them that nearly ...

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Writing: Not Just a Bunch of Words

I signed up for NaNoWriMo at the tail end of October after barely remembering it's existence. I had attempted to participate in previous years, but ...

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Who Is To Blame For Inaction On Climate Change?

I have come to a conclusion that climate change proponent think the rest of us are very very stupid. Yes, there is data that suggests ...

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The Family Trade

      Much of the Kansas press has been owned and operated as a family business, and I was born into one of those ...

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