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On Abortion

Firstly, In response to the commonly prescribed euphemisms representing the (falsely) dichotomous sides of the debate, I propose new dysphemisms: Pro-Choice > Pro-Fetal "Death" Pro-Life ...

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Weekly road work update

OK, daily commuters, out-of-town shoppers and geez-I'm-finally-getting-back-home-after-the-Chiefs-game drivers... It's time for an update on road work in the area. Here's the rundown of projects scheduled ...

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Feria Hispana - recycling?

photo says it all. People want to recycle. At yesterday's Feria Hispana people put their aluminum cans on top of the trash can so that ...

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OMG! BRB, GOT 2 TXT!

Today, [Nielsen Mobile][1] released a "media blast," as they like to call it, on cell phone usage and - surprise! - more people are texting ...

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Touchy-feely two-wheelin’

Regular readers of my blog (hi, mom!) know I'm in the middle of a five-blog series about the senses, specifically how commuting by bike is ...

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First Real Taste Of Fall

The rain showers that we picked up early on Monday morning have been the first true fall push that we have had this year. As ...

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So Much to See (9/28/2008)

Previous: SMTS 9/21/2008Next: SMTS 10/5/2008mom_of_three is the official winner. Ralph Gage first recognized that part of the picture was of the old Reuter's building on ...

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Big 12 Conference Week 5 awards

The Big 12's chances of having a representative in the BCS National Championship Game received a mammoth boost over the weekend, thanks to some surprising ...

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What would you name a Ben & Jerry’s human milk ice cream?

I like ice cream made from cows. At least what cows consume is controlled, and I don't think there are too many crack addicted cows ...

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When Iran has the bomb

I know some may be suspect of this claim, but what if they do get the bomb within two years?Who would you rather have as ...

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Lawrence Service

Customer service seems to be getting worse in Lawrence. It amazes me how something so simple and free to do is so overlooked. Almost every ...

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A Bit of Pork for the Middle Class

$700 billion for the government's proposed banking bailout? Not sure I'm comfortable with the idea just yet. After all, the 1989 bailout of the savings-and-loan ...

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Ivan Boyd prairie

stopped off Friday morning on my way to work and waded through the heavy dew to see what was blooming. The north side was heavily ...

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Debate Victory

observations about the first debate:While the moderator tried to get the candidates to address each other directly, it only happened one time. Obama directly called ...

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Bailout is medication to reduce the fever but doesn’t cure the illness

This bailout deal will increase the rate of mortgage defaults and further depress housing prices, as the government takes over the mortgage backed papers, then ...

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Preserving prime farm ground: The other side of the argument

In the fall, Douglas County's agricultural heritage is about as visible as any time of the year. Combines are in the fields, grain trucks are ...

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Instant On-Camera Movie Review of ‘Choke’

It's only the second book from "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk to be adapted into a movie, but beyond sharing a couple themes with the ...

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Riduculous Plot Adds Up to One Lazy ‘Eye’

*1/2I'm not one to get hung up on silly plot devices-as long as there is a very good reason for them.In Christopher Nolan's remarkable backwards-time ...

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Remake Central in Hollywood

Apparently, there's an English-language remake of Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece "Rashomon" in the works. Hmm, that's kind of weird since the central conceit of that movie ...

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Parents helping parents

Being a parent of a child in foster care is difficult. This family crisis is accompanied by feelings of anger, guilt, shame or failure. Then ...

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