What’s in a name?

My wife related a funny story over the weekend. A co-worker of hers recently acquired three piglets. She got them for pork, not pets, and ...

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Best football player in Big 12 is…?

If asked to name the best football player in the Big 12 for the upcoming 2009 season, who would you choose? The conference certainly has ...

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In Plain Sight 5/3/2009

Previous:IPS 4/26/2009 Next: Not in Kansas Anymore This week it appears I've reverted to my old ways. Or have I? Something old? Something new? First ...

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Harrison Barnes and Trevor Releford: Day 3 of the Jayhawk Invitational

At 6-foot-6, top-rated recruit Harrison Barnes may look like a small forward and play like a small forward. But he’ll tell you he’s not. “Actually,” ...

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Day 2 of the Jayhawk Invitational

Had a chance to watch one game from both KU commit Royce Woolridge and KU target Bradley Beal at the Jayhawk Invitational today. Here’s the ...

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Woolridge vs. Barnes: Day 1 of the Jayhawk Invitational

The first reaction after watching most recruits is to overhype them. We're all guilty of it. There were over 2,000 fans crammed into Haskell's Coffin ...

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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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