Dakotah - The Long Year

(Photo by Jennifer Edwards) “Wherever I go, there I am”. After four months in Oregon and eight months in California, I am finally back where ...

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Morel cluster

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Whack a Public Servant

I note with much frustration that elements of our legislature seek to punish our state employees for the economic downturn we are experiencing. It sure ...

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To the Guillotine

I listened to Mr. Obama’s speech addressing the Chrysler Bankruptcy. I heard his harsh treatment of those who did not come to the table and ...

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Because I Can.

For several years a few of my girlfriends and I entered ourselves in the St. Patrick's Day Parade, on a float of our own design ...

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The Ultimate Fantasy Draft, 2009 KU football style

If you could pick one former Jayhawk football player, in his prime, to join the 2009 KU football team to give it the best shot ...

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“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” worst of the comic book series so far

Eric Melin and guest host Aaron Weber from Transbuddha.com lock claws over the X-Men prequel starring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Does the movie live up ...

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telephone wires

Someone told me that the tennis shoes strung together on the telephone lines represent gang members? Does anyone know if that is the truth or ...

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Tennis shoes

Someone told me that the tennis shoes strung together on the telephone lines represent gang members? Does anyone know if that is the truth or ...

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Palace Cards & Gifts in final days

It is time to buy a farewell card for Palace Cards and Gifts. The longtime downtown card and gift shop at Eighth and Massachusetts streets ...

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We Interrupt Our Regular Programming…

I know you thought I was a one-trick pony, and generally, it's true - I am. But I have other talents, including the ability to ...

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The Symbols and Substance of Barack’s bow

Rich Lowry and the hundreds of others who becry Obama's breach of the unstated rules of Presidential conduct fail to realize that these very rules, ...

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Green Irony

What is the true definition of being "green"? Is it recycling your newspapers? Is it using strange shaped lightbulbs that use less power (and more ...

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For When You Can’t Be Bothered.

Mr. Meat and Potatoes and I generally like to have large amounts of prepared food around the house, because there are lots of days we ...

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Swine flu affecting high school sports in Texas

Until today, I figured that the biggest threat to high school sports as we know them was the state of the economy and the fact ...

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Rat Pack revisited on Idol

Last week, American Idol was encumbered with Disco Night. Though the clock was turned back a decade further this week, the songwriting mojo got cranked ...

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Go Fly A Kite

The kite was tucked at the back of the garage, forgotten. Spring cleaning has its surprises. Today the sky is crystal clear with a slight ...

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Mike Leach: The ultimate quote machine

I like to call Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach a quote machine. He's a little random at times, but always original, which makes his ...

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Downtown to deliver postal convention

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor hail, nor the gloom of night should keep at least one group of shoppers away from downtown Lawrence this weekend. ...

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Specter party switch leaves Brownback ‘stunned’

Few people probably thought Tuesday would entail huge developments involving two politicians with Kansas ties. Most people expect the Senate in the afternoon to confirm ...

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