LIVING UNITED

Today, with much excitement, we begin to raise awareness for our annual United Way Employee Campaign at The World Company. Every year we are known ...

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School dazed

My kids haven’t even been back to school a week yet, and already I’m tired of having to ferry them there. There no longer is ...

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Fall practices begin today for area high school sports teams

Today is one of my favorite days of the year. No, Aug. 17 is not my birthday and it doesn’t mark some other kind of ...

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Ghost Hunter

When I was young all I wanted to do was go on dates and dancing, and fall in love. I am in my 50's now ...

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In Plain Sight 8/16/2009

Previous: IPS 8/9/2009 Next: IPS 8/23/2009 Technically, 'thetagger' was the first to identify this week's photo, but 'think_about_it' clearly knew where it was, too. See ...

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Boy am I stupid!

Fooled again - I sure am gullible. Here I was protesting a requirement that I pay a disproportionate fee for the sidewalk that I do ...

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Disingenuous Obama

Another provoked blog. I could put you to sleep with definitions of authorization, appropriations and outlays as they apply to federal spending, so I will ...

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The Great Divide?

Another interesting exchange - in a recent blog one commenter expressed a view that those on the west side of town exhibit an extravagant lifestyle. ...

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So You Want To Be A Gun Nut….

We've all heard parents say things like,"I won't let my child watch violent programming, but...", or, "I wouldn't let my child play with toy guns. ...

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The anatomy of “District 9”

[three and a half stars out of four] Neill Blomkamp's feature-length directorial debut does what really good science fiction does—it makes you think about the ...

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The Dawn of Time – 1985

One of the advantages of being a senior is that you have been alive for a number of decades and might actually remember, with appropriate ...

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Jayhawk Flashback: Colorado, 10/28/06

I noticed that we received one comment on last week’s Jayhawk Flashback YouTube video. This was from the user jfalbe06: “next flashback should be the ...

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You must look elsewhere for “The Goods”

[one star out of four] From the quick-cut opening scenes in “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard,” it’s obvious what director Neal Brennan has in ...

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A (not-so) starry, starry night

I had high hopes for the Perseid meteor shower earlier this week. See, a couple of years ago, I decided I needed a hobby. I ...

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Wake up early to check out some beautiful sunrises

What better way to wake up then with a beautiful sunrise, right? The last few mornings you might have noticed more vivid sunrise action in ...

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Rapacious Health Insurance Companies – or not

During the course of blogging about health care, a recurring theme is that of a rapacious health insurance industry. The criticisms include obscene profits, over ...

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A Little History of the Handgun

(Chinese hand cannon) It is generally accepted that firearms were invented and first used in China.There is no solid evidence for firearms in Europe before ...

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Top Chef Masters — A mountain goat sweating on the beach

So last week I was on vacation in Colorado without a TV or access to "Top Chef." But, while shopping in a little mountain town, ...

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My Beef with… Well, Beef

At a recent BBQ outing with my wife and a couple of friends, someone I was talking to was surprised by the fact that I ...

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The hardest hitters in the Big 12

In the last two weeks, I had the chance to catch up with some Big 12 Conference football players at media day sessions. I took ...

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