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I ain’t sure

I went to the college. I read all the books. I lived the life with my momma and my kin folk. We've been around a long, long, long time. So why is it now...all of a suddenly...them boys going to tell my and my momma that Socialism ... Continue reading

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The Clouse-Mandell Summit

Lawrence-Douglas County Firefighter Daniel Clouse has been cited for battery after an argument with Lawrence resident Bob Mandell. In short, Daniel Clouse was offended that Bob Mandell did not remove his hat during the band's playing of the National Anthem. Clouse told Mandell of the offense and ... Continue reading

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Target Grocery Deals

Lots of new [coupons on the Target site][1] this week. Here are a few of my favorites and their store match ups: [$1/1 Produce Item][2]: I used two of these; one to buy a zucchini and one to purchase a squash. Each was $1.99/lb and weighed appx. ... Continue reading

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Hot

It's hot outside, and the best way to beat the heat is going to the pool! Continue reading

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You’re the Poet; “Silence of the Deep”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Alive, asleep, by, deep, deep, deep, deep, end, explore, keep, mend, shore, sleep, steep. Silence of the Deep! By L. Don Oliver A gentle refreshing sea breeze, Waves splashing upon ... Continue reading

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KU receivers offer mixed bag of talent, experience; but which will shine brightest in 2010?

Kansas University football coach Turner Gill, on Monday, made no secret about the way he feels about his wide receivers. “We have a solid receiving corps, I can say that,” Gill told the media during KU’s annual media day at the Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center. ... Continue reading

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Obama’s Nation - How You Doin’?

Political discourse is filled with hypotheses, hyperbole, and hyper activity. The Radical Right Wingers, the Loony Left, and the Mediocre Moderates can't seem to agree on anything. President Barack Obama has been described as the Messiah, the Anti-Christ, and most everything in between. Citations proving a person's ... Continue reading

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More on Defense Spending

An article from Time.com edited for size. Note. The command discussed here was imposed on the military by civilian authorities. Some consider it a "hobby shop". Defense Secretary Robert Gates declared Monday that he plans to kill the Pentagon's U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) - a high-tech ... Continue reading

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Songs that are hot! Let’s make them about heat, warmth, fire

No more crying. We're moving along to an equally important human condition and it's about being hot! A friend sent me a link to, 'Summer in the City' and it induced a mirage in which music and lyrics surrounded me in warmth, heat, fire! Whether it's body ... Continue reading

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What’s Next?

Fair question asked by one of the bloggers on the “Hard Arrogant Left” blogs. On those blogs there can be no doubt that some number of participants used personal attack as the coin of the realm. It should be noted that the number of posters resorting to ... Continue reading

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Flying Over The Cuckoo’s Nest — Proving Those Naysayers Wrong!

From the time I was a very little kid, I felt that I was different from other kids my age. Maybe it was the way that I could never sit still in class, or the way that I seemed to feel emotions much more intensely than everyone ... Continue reading

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Marbled M Monday - make M matter.

It's a Monday and today we're playing our crazy letter game. Today's game consists of making sentences out of words beginning with the letter M only. Your sentences must be at least twenty words in length and each word needs to begin with the letter M. We ... Continue reading

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A feast from our neighbors’ gardens

It is two billion degrees outside. It is far too hot to cook. I was too sweaty and tired on Sunday night to think about putting together a "hot, brown, and plenty of it" sort of meal. Plus, we spent the weekend at Grand Lake in Oklahoma ... Continue reading

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I’ve seen the light(ning)!

The other night, I was working away in the office when things took a turn for the slow. I thought I caught a flash out of the corner of my eye, so I fired up a Web browser (I’m pretty sure I’m the first person, ever, to ... Continue reading

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Big 12 football over/under predictions: Answer to win KUsports.com prizes

Welcome to the latest edition of Conference Chatter, where today's theme will focus on a little friendly competition. Hope you don't mind if I put your Big 12 football knowledge to the test. Naturally, pride will be on the line. But there will also be prizes, courtesy ... Continue reading

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August 8th: Worldwide Favorite Blogger Day!

Celebrate your favorite blogger today, August 8th! (because I say so) Whether your favorite blogger makes you mad, sad, ready to pull out their hair or your own, today is the day to let them know what it is you love, or hate, about them. What topics ... Continue reading

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Back to School…and Back to the Budget

One of my best "Blogger Friends" is a woman named Jaycie who blogs at CouponGeek. She and I have decided that our spending may have gotten a little away from us over the past few months so August 1st marked the beginning of "Frugal Fest". Back to ... Continue reading

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Sunflower Broadband Sale and Lawrence’s Franchise Reassignment

The World Company recently announced the pending acquisition of its Sunflower Broadband division by Knology. Knology has issued a statement touting the benefits the acquisition will provide its stockholders. The Lawrence Journal World has published the article, Company agrees to purchase Sunflower Broadband, providing some details of ... Continue reading

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Lessons Learned – The Hard Arrogant Left

I have had much amusement from this exchange. Yes, I consciously tried to set many of you up. My experience with you has made me aware of how to get you excited. With this blog IMHO it worked as planned. I never accused any specific poster of ... Continue reading

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IPS NO Winners

I know it's been a long time between posts. I've had the partial images up for a week and I'm ready to give up and post the complete image. But I'll wait til tomorrow. So, if you like, take one more look at the images and see ... Continue reading