Read about commuting? Yawn

I’ve read at least part of just about every bike-themed magazine I’ve ever come across. I’ve subscribed to a bunch, some longer than others. Some ...

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Free State baseball’s home opener full of firsts

I’m a sucker for nostalgia. Always have been. I don’t know if it comes from my baseball-card-collecting background as a child or from the fact ...

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In Plain Sight 4/5/2009

Previous: IPS 3/29/2009 Next:IPS 4/12/2009 geeking_topekan was first correct on his second try.. dancemomx2 was correct, but changed her mind. Multidisplinary also joined the winning ...

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An Ode- To the Kingdom of Lawrence

There once was a kingdom called Lawrence. It was nestled in a small valley beside a flowing stream. Its citizens had done valorous things in ...

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A Rose By Any Other Name

Words are powerful. We say things that lift others spirits or bring them down. We can think before we speak, bite our tongues, or blurt ...

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You Say Potato, I Say BACON.

I promised potato salad two ways, and potato salad two ways you shall have. Because I am a youngest child and everything is about me, ...

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Kansas men’s basketball team ranks high on ‘bridesmaid’ list

I was fascinated when I received an e-mail from Kansas fan Scott Zwink earlier this week. Zwink, a 1985 KU graduate, did some extensive research ...

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Equality Coalition endorses city candidates

Here's a little more news on an endorsement for the upcoming City Commission race. After we reported earlier today that organizations for local Realtors and ...

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Ron Paul non Antisemite

Jewish History as opposed to The Tribes of Israel

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Firefighters, Realtors endorse city candidates

It is a sure sign that we’re in the final days of the Lawrence City Commission campaign. Endorsements from various organizations are starting to roll ...

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Kill the wabbit

I had a scary close call the other night. My near-death experience wasn’t with a soccer mom in her too-big SUV, nor a weaving drunk, ...

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We Should Listen to Ron Paul

In movies like Independence Day, there's that one scientist who figures it out before everyone else. Everybody else gets it wrong, but he's the one ...

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Kansas Sex Education or Lack Thereof

I am a member of a senior core group at Ottawa University, and we are looking at drafting a bill that will seek to teach ...

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“Water The Whole Surface:” The Mission for Water, Part 2

Children water carriers walking to the light along Charleston's Harbor On Saturday, March 21, I joined 800 others in the Walk for Water organized by ...

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“Adventureland” a poignant coming-of-age story

[three and a half stars] First things first: Although “Adventureland” is written and directed by Greg Mottola—who directed “Superbad”—it is not the same kind of ...

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Lawrence, Tampa wager on WNIT game

Oh, it is on now. Or at least it soon will be. In a sign that WNIT fever is growing in the city, Lawrence Mayor ...

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An Interesting Read from a Global Warming Skeptic:

I had to laugh at Cal Thomas's recent opinion piece about global warming. Let's see- he reads an article in a conservative newspaper whose reporter ...

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Highberger in race for county seat

Outgoing City Commissioner Boog Highberger has confirmed that he’ll officially seek the appointment to fill the seat on the Douglas County Commission that will become ...

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Martha Stewart Can Bite Me.

There are two basic components to putting on a good dinner: 1) Taste, 2) Presentation. I basically have the taste part down, most of the ...

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Community Response Requested - Which Forcade Photograph Should Be Donated?

Tim Forcade has enjoyed bringing beauty, serenity, and joy into the hearts of individuals and business owners for several decades. Now he is allowing the ...

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