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True grit

Every year about this time, I’m reminded of an old college girlfriend.Whenever we’d see a scene in a movie or on TV or an ad ...

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Why pay for text messaging when you can get it free?

Few discoveries gall me more than paying for something I could have received for free.That's one reason why I chose not to get text messaging ...

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In Plain Sight (1/18/2009)

Previous: IPS 1/11/2009 Next: IPS 1/25/2009 No attempt at clever comments this week. Just the first part of the picture. The image above is a ...

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Why wind energy is totally irrelevant and a complete waste of resources.

Why wind energy is totally irrelevant and a complete waste of resources. 1) Today humanity uses 426 Quads (426.000.000.000.000.000 BTU) of energy per year, of ...

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Sundance Part Deux Day 3

Our movie’s second screening was in Salt Lake City. This was my first chance to see our movie, "The Only Good Indian," with a large ...

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Party and Spend! It’s 2009

There are only four days left.Next week's inauguration is a big event. How so? The high tech presence and the party and purchasing scene for ...

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Inauguration Trivia Gone Crazy

The Inaugural weekend is finally here; get ready for the neverending tsunami of rambling coverage to fill the airwaves between the actual inaugural events. We ...

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Mailbox Requires Respect

well kept homes, pastures with grazing cattle, a lazy stream lined with trees. A typical drive along many rural roads in Douglas County.Unfortunately, people traveling ...

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oak

don’t oak trees lose their leaves? It’s a handy little trait in the woods because it makes identifying oaks in winter a snap -- they’re ...

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What’s blooming?

For me it's plants especially in the winter here, since there is rarely enough snow in Lawrence to make winter worthwhile.This bloom is from a ...

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Review of “Stolen Moments: One Hundred Years of Jazz”

This review of Friday night's Lied Center performance comes from Chuck Berg, a KU professor of theater and film.Opening with the question “What is Jazz?,” ...

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Sundance: Part Deux, Day 2

So in the Day 1 blog I mentioned one of the lesson’s learned was that it was worth the extra money to purchase credentials that ...

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Devil’s Work Dictionary Winners & Next Term

Congratulations to Joyce Stevens, who won last week's challenge with 35% of the votes. Charles Edwards came in second with 15% of the votes. As ...

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Probate isn’t frighteningly expensive in Kansas

Q. My father has a will but we would like to avoid the costs of probate when he dies. What can we do?A. Without knowing ...

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Transit consultant to get up to $120,000 from KDOT

Revenues from increased sales taxes won’t be the only funds accelerating plans for coordinated transit services in Lawrence.This week, the Kansas Department of Transportation agreed ...

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Lawrence Art Guild plans trade, movie night

Lawrence Art Guild members will gather Monday for “Movie Night, Materials Exchange and Artist Show and Tell.” Artists are welcome to bring any materials they ...

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Sundance: Part Deux, Day 1

My name's Sean Blake, and I supervised editing on "The Only Good Indian." It's my third go round with Kevin Willmott and his growing "stock ...

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An open letter of complaint…

This is a letter I wrote to Sunflower Broadband. If you feel the same way as I do, please write or call Sunflower and tell ...

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Commuting in the extreme

A couple of months ago, a co-worker asked if I had ridden my bike to work that day.It was wet or windy or cold or ...

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Film created by three KU professors headed to Sundance

Three Kansas University professors have collaborated on a film, "The Only Good Indian," that has been selected to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival.Kevin ...

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