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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On comments: To thread or not to thread?

In the excellent discussion concerning comments, a number of folks brought up the idea of threading comments. That's certainly one of the possibilities we're thinking ...

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“Harley Man”

I knew this "Harley Man" was destined for success from the moment I held him in my arms six hours after he was born. This ...

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Mark Mangino on Media Day: Cliff Notes version

For anyone who's interested, we have posted the full audio of KU football coach Mark Mangino's press conference at media day. For anyone who is ...

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Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight and Tomorrow Night

Tonight and Tomorrow night should be the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Supposedly the best time to look is between midnight and 5am ...

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Deception and Dissembling

I just can not understand some of the bloggers hereabouts. As a senior I may not disagree with the proposed health care bill in the ...

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Deceptively simple story works for visceral “The Hurt Locker”

[three out of four stars] “The Hurt Locker” is one of those movies where the story arc just kind of sneaks up on you when ...

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KU football practice report: Aug. 11

Just got back from the KU football team's practice on campus. Here are some of the notes I took down. • First, let's start with ...

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Were You Around When

My Dad has the beginning stages of Alzheimers which set me to thinking about the past. I started thinking about the many different things that ...

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Azerbaijan to Kazakhstan

Once again unable to upload pictures, so I'll try and include a couple here. As we drove up to the border of Azerbaijan in Georgia, ...

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(Fixed) About that problem staying logged in

UPDATE: We tracked down the problem and have rolled out a fix. If you still have problems with staying logged in, please let us know. ...

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Reversing Climate Change

It has been an interesting couple of weeks. On the health care debate each side is busily accusing the other of being irrational drones or ...

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Severe storm threat increases Monday afternoon and overnight

Severe thunderstorms are rapidly firing along a stalled front Monday morning. These storms will ride along the front, mainly near and south of I-70. The ...

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Some great video you may have missed this weekend

If you've never seen a half-dozen police officers with guns drawn in downtown Lawrence, an incident this weekend gives you just that chance. Nathan Borror, ...

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