Why I Chose “Sorting It Out” as a Blog Title

I have trouble making order of some of the things that go in my own life, let alone in the world out there. So I ...

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Disgraced Houston hoops player got what he deserved

Apparently, Houston guard Aubrey Coleman thought stomping on the face of Arizona's Chase Budinger was funny. I wasn't laughing after I saw the replay.In case ...

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Is there a problem with organized religion

I found an interesting article in the LJW this morning concerning the Family Promise endeavor. I know from experience that we have an increasing challenge ...

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Less government please

The Family Promise people went ahead and helped the homeless. Churches all over the city are being used to provide an evening meal and a ...

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McDonald’s, Paraguay and Kansas

Have you seen that annoying McDonald’s commercial with the two young women in an upscale coffee house? If you haven’t, you should be rewarded for ...

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hackberry

suppose it’s hard to like bark, but I must confess to a certain fondness for hackberry bark. The explanation doubtless lies in the warty nature ...

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Goodrich Sewing Machine

I have a goodrich treadle sewing maching, first patented in 1891. Still use it but the belt finally gave out. Where could I find a ...

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Friday’s Snow The First Of Many Rounds

In a way, Thursday was fool's gold for many of us. Temperatures on Thursday bumped up to 67°... only 3° from the current record for ...

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Devil’s Work Dictionary Winners & Next Term

Congratulations to Ronda Miller, who won last week's challenge with 45% of the votes. tangential_reasoners_anonymous came in second with 16% of the votes. As the ...

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Lawrence is hedgehog heaven

You might've thought Judson King's 15 minutes of fame were up early this month, after CNN picked up the story of his efforts to make ...

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Dakotah - Powered by Light

from the natural curiosity of ‘why’ someone would adapt ( as their lifestyle) a life lived from the perch of a horse-drawn covered wagon, is ...

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Amyx may be set to enter city race

Signs are beginning to look like City Commissioner Mike Amyx will run for re-election. Amyx has scheduled an announcement for 11 a.m. Monday at City ...

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Subversive Acts of Food

When I cook, I give little regard to fat content, carb content, or any other science-y-sounding content. I go for flavor. I go for fun. ...

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Sundance Part Deux Day 8

Today we get up early to get in line for a special event at the Music Cafe. Political activist and historian Howard Zinn is here ...

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Criminal history, even just an arrest, can show up in prospective employer’s background checks

Q. I was arrested for domestic battery and successfully completed a diversion program through the district attorney’s office. I am applying for a job now. ...

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The African Email Scam (Part 1)

You all probably receive these emails from Africa-- from someone who is in possession of a large amount of money and needs to unload it ...

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Riding under the influence

I saw a couple events around the start of the year that started me thinking about the consumption of adult beverages in conjunction with cycling.Each ...

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Sundance Part Deux Day 7

First thing this morning I went to Sundance’s Salt Lake City Box Office to try exchanging tickets for a different show time for a movie ...

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Deadline approaches for downtown sculpture entries

Love ’em or hate ’em, the outdoor sculptures that line the streets of downtown Lawrence tend to generate a fair share of conversation.Here’s your chance ...

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Kerry Meier and Dezmon Briscoe were snubbed

KUSports online editor Jesse Newell recently brought to my attention an interesting list he saw on foxsports.com the other day. The topic: The top 100 ...

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