The clothes make the cyclist

I generally don’t put a lot of thought into my attire. And it shows. That holds true whether I’m headed to a wedding or a ...

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Lower 90s seem hot this summer

After a heatwave in June, then a July that felt more like May, we find ourselves in the middle of one of the most beautiful ...

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Why Deregulation isn’t Deregulation

Whenever I talk about deregulating our economy a common response is that without regulations society would fall apart. The environment would be trashed, our food ...

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In Plain Sight 8/23/2009

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Previous: IPS 8/16/2009 Next:IPS 8/30/2009 Image #1: Image #2 (Next picture--tonight--will be a complete picture.): Image #3: Here is the last photo and what captured ...

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Fond Memories of Chemistry sets..

Multi's comments about dangerous toys brings back memories: I remember my chemistry set very fondly and I would spend hours making dangerous stuff...my favorite was ...

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Another Road Another Threatened Wetland

"Now that Congress has passed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-11), federally protected Wilderness in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge is ...

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Nebraska’s quest for North takes hit with dismissal of Castille

Significant news came out of the Nebraska football team’s practice on Saturday: coach Bo Pelini dismissed Quentin Castille after the running back violated unspecified team ...

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A Pig in a Polk

Blogging here abouts has led to a lot of demonization of insurance companies for denying care. Unfortunately, most of the examples are either related to ...

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Which game are you most looking forward to?

It should feel like San Diego in Lawrence for the next four days. Optimist that I am, I’m looking forward to it. Saturday’s high is ...

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Jayhawk Flashback: Iowa State, 11/26/05

While the search continues for the elusive 1995 Colorado tape, here is a game that was probably just as significant and even more dramatic: KU ...

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Hi, my agency’s name is …

Hi, my name is the Douglas County Chapter of Red Cross Community Services. The Red Cross falls under United Way’s focus area of Creating a ...

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Project Runway: Space diapers away!

First of all, let me get this out of the way: “Project Runway” is back! YAAAAAAAYYYYYY! OK, now I feel much better. It’s been nearly ...

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Park and ride

I happened upon an interesting article the other day that caught my attention. Entitled “What would get Americans biking to work? Decent parking,” the article, ...

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A Real Dilemma

How about a bit of honesty. Health care costs a great deal. Those costs are growing rapidly. Adding more people will probably cause the costs ...

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More stories worth hearing

Freestate Studio's Ryan Jones is a Big Brother through the United Way partner agency Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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Loud Fury

In my experience, when there is a debate going on and one of the sides begins screaming just to try to shut the other side ...

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Top Chef Masters — A winner is crowned

I wonder if the crew on “Top Chef” ever gets to sample the leftovers. That thought kept running through my mind/tastebuds when watching the season ...

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Hi, my agency’s name is …

Hi, my name is Ballard Community Services. Under United Way’s focus area of Building Successful Families, Children, and Youth—supporting quality childcare, school readiness and safe, ...

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Uninsured, Under-insured

According to Health Care Access, there are at least 12,000 people in Douglas County who don't have health insurance. Health reporter Karrey Britt wrote about ...

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