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More Than Just Tax Day Today

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/14/taxes_.jpg Happy filing today! Just to distract you for a few moments, I thought I'd share events that have occurred on April 15th other than the Federal Tax Deadline. Here are a few I Googled...or is it Topekaed? 2008 Speaking at the bank's annual meeting Richard Fuld ... Continue reading

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My School Is Not Run By Politically Incorrect Smart Ones

Today my school sent home letters to everybody in the grade about how they won't tolerate anyone calling anything or anyone gay or retarded. This made me really mad, because first of all, people are exaggerating mmensely and second, anyone who's not an idiot knows that "gay" ... Continue reading

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My School is Not Run By Good People

Today my school sent home letters to everybody in the grade about how they won't tolerate anyone calling anything or anyone gay or retarded. This made me really mad, because first of all, people are exaggerating mmensely and second, anyone who's not an idiot knows that "gay" ... Continue reading

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God Knows

God knows that when you see it, God knows you’ve got to weep, God knows the secrets of your heart, He’ll tell them to you when you’re asleep. Bob Dylan - God Knows If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands ... Continue reading

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365 Days of Weather: April 13, 2010

April 13, 2010 was another great day to spend outside with warm temperatures, sunny skies and a comfortable breeze. I decided to check out another location taking part in the 2010 Tulip Time Festival. I shared pictures yesterday from the exhibit at Old Prairie Town. Here are ... Continue reading

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New things I Learned: All On a Saturday Night!

It's always a pleasant surprise when I learn something new about a place I've lived around for many years. It was that way when I went back and visited the Breaks just a few miles from where I grew up in Cheyenne County, Kansas. I had a ... Continue reading

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Elvis, Adam and desperation collide on ‘American Idol’

After a week devoted to the all-time most iconic rock band, “American Idol” raided the catalog of the all-time most iconic singer. Yes, America, it was Elvis week. The good news was it gave the producers an excuse to film a segment in Vegas with mentor Adam ... Continue reading

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NFL Draft Spotlight on Darrell Stuckey

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/14/ku_fbc_tam_05.jpg Ronnie Lott. Troy Polamalu. Ed Reed. Bob Sanders. When you start thinking about some of the best safeties ever to play in the NFL, these are the names that have to come to mind. Like a lot of positions, the changing of the guard at safety ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Public Library Best of the West Book Discussions

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/14/Dancing_at_the_Rascal_Fair.jpg Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig is second of the Lawrence Public Library Best of the West four-part book discussion series. The last page turned only yesterday after spending two nights reading until 1:00 am. I am not ready to let go of the ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 4/13/2010

Previous: IPS 4/7/2010 Next: IPS 4/21/2010 hujiko's domination continues. What can I say? See the end of the post for the complete picture Since I missed a week recently, I thought the least I could do was post this week's photo a day early. I will warn ... Continue reading

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Emotional High-Jump Trauma, Being Late to Chorus & More

I just filled out my profile for the first time--I love profiles!!! Hahaha. I put that my occupation is a musician/writer even though I'm techincally still a student, but who cares. I didn't have track today, which was good because I still need another 24 hours to ... Continue reading

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365 Days of Weather: April 12, 2010

If you are looking for something to do outside while the weather is nice, the tulips are in bloom and can be found in various locations. I took a trip to the 2010 Tulip Time Festival at Old Prairie Town on April 12, 2010. The festival is ... Continue reading

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365 Days of Weather: April 9-11, 2010

Over the weekend I traveled south to Oklahoma. The weather was great for the drive there and back, which made for a beautiful trip. Everything was turning green and blooming. It’s amazing how much the landscape changes between Northeast Kansas, Southeast Kansas and Oklahoma! Once you start ... Continue reading

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Flying Over The Cuckoo’s Nest — Living With Mental Illness…One Person’s Story

Once upon a time, I was a lost soul. That doesn't seem to make me any different from any other person in the world. Everyone gets lost at one time or another. What makes my story different? Perhaps it is how I was found. My story begins ... Continue reading

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Top 10 U.S. Air Guitarists of All-Time

I was going to write another movie-related Top 10, but as sit here in front of the computer, all I’ve been doing all night is getting inspired by my fellow rockers-in-air. You see, Thursday morning I take off for five days on the U.S. Air Guitar Championships ... Continue reading

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Your pet did what?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/14/goat.bmp http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/14/pig_.bmp http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/14/dog_on_trampoline1.jpg http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/14/cat.bmp This was it for cats on trampoline, he's probably thinking the others look very undignified. If you have ever had a pet, you most likely have a funny or incredible pet story. Maybe you have seen a friend's pet doing something unbelievable. On ... Continue reading

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Introduction

After sixteen years of writing a column for the LJW I have been asked to join the twenty-first century and begin a blog. Since I still haven't quite yet left the nineteenth century --at least in mind and spirit--this will be a new experience for me. Indeed, ... Continue reading

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4th Entry

I just got back from Texas yesterday. I did my science homework almost half of the 8-hour drive there and almost half of the drive back. That's how long it takes me to do it. It's pretty sad. We've been doing a rocks and minerals unit for ... Continue reading

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Swiss chard panade. And no, I didn’t make those words up.

Yesterday I decided that I should either remove all the pots from their stations around our house, or I should put something in them. Filling them all at once always proves too expensive, so I went to Pine's with the notion that I'd do a few hanging ... Continue reading

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Enjoying Nature with Children: No Need for Names

Last week, my three-year-old started noticing (and chasing) what he calls “snow butterflies.” These white and very pale blue beauties are typically one of the first butterflies of spring. They are actually spring azures, but he doesn’t need to know that. “Snow butterfly” is a perfect name—it’s ... Continue reading