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new year baby

New year baby was born by ceserean section - too bad the journal world does not have spell check!! Continue reading

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Welcome to “Inter the Mix”

The focus of this blog is on issues concerning new ideas, identity (diversity), and technology. Some posts will be specifically about lawrence and other will deal with natonal issues. Just like the movie "Matrix" this blog will give you the "Real Deal" on difficult issues. So, if ... Continue reading

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Turn a Sale into a Deal for a New Year Resolution

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a safe Holiday and are ready to jump into this new year. Many of you have been reading the deals and sales that Julie and I post about for quite some time... I'm hoping a few of you have ... Continue reading

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When Governments Ignore Economics

Men are not robots. If you change the environment in which they operate, they do not continue on down a pre-programmed path. They change what they do, they act towards specific ends, and their actions are based on what they believe will accomplish those ends. This is ... Continue reading

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Why Marcus Morris and Tyshawn Taylor could thrive against Miami (Ohio)

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Miami (Ohio) in Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, KU is getting ready to play another slow-it-down team in the RedHawks. Which Jayhawks would you say are in most need of a bounceback effort defensively after ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Police Scanner-Photo Shoot

Today we went out and did a photo shoot which took us to the "bad" areas of town. By "bad", I mean the areas that seem to keep popping up when I listen to my scanner. You know- Redbud Lane, Easy Living Trailer Park, Jayhawk Motel...etc. It ... Continue reading

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Racism, Open conversation or sickening argument rant.

I recently spouted off about racism. I said "probably doesn't know he is a racist, he 'really" feels that way. We need to understand that legislation alone doesn't eradicate racism. Legislation is a crucial step but the more important step is open dialogue and discussion of the ... Continue reading

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Starting off a new year with old friends

On Friday night Lawrencians decked in sequins and feathers filled Downtown Lawrence to start a new year, but you could have fooled me. With the bands I saw gracing the stage, it (happily) felt like 2004. We packed like sardines (very nicely dressed sardines) into the Jackpot ... Continue reading

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Buzz Word Bingo!

In recent years, meeting and seminar attendees have played a variation on the game of Bingo to combat the monotony of their surroundings. They pick several catch-phrases and buzz words like "outside the box" or "energize", arrange them on a bingo card and mark them off as ... Continue reading

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The Funniest or Best Posting of 2010?

2010 was an eventful year for us posters on LJWorld's comment threads and blogs. *What do you remember as the funniest comment or blog of the year? What was the best overall?* ---this year included the ejection of one poster at the end of January (He who ... Continue reading

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Garbage collection in Lawrence: Beware changes

I have always admired the curbside trash collection system in Lawrence. It's almost always on time, the trash collectors are hardworking and courteous -- even when their goodwill is tested by over-stuffed bins or bulky items. And, they're quick -- as I understand it -- because they ... Continue reading

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Top 10 KUsports.com videos from 2010

As promised, here are the top 10 KUsports.com videos from 2010, based on views. Interestingly, all 10 of these videos were posted on the site either in March or October. Here's the list ... **10. Late Night scrimmage highlights (4,966 views)** **9. Sherron Collins talks to media ... Continue reading

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Call it like you see it: K-State got jobbed in Pinstripe Bowl

It's no secret football referees at the college and pro level have made an effort to crack down on excessive celebrations in the end zone the past couple of years. No more [Terrell Owens sharpies, Chad Ochocinco playing golf or Joe Horn making a call on his ... Continue reading

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Tweeting a little holiday spirit

Since we're still knee-deep in that festive week between Christmas and New Year's - and because the top-10 lists of 2010 social media wins and fails keep rolling in - here's one social media story to bring a smile. While us Lawrence folks have been enjoying a ... Continue reading

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Recap: Bill Self has reason to be upset with his defense

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. Travis Releford played 13 minutes in the second half. And I think that might be the most ... Continue reading

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Police Scanner Action- False Burglary Alarms

While listening to my scanner and hearing the "goings-ons" in Lawrence, Kansas, I have noticed a pesky little problem; false burglary alarms. Some days, it seems like there are at least 30 calls, all of which are false. I don't have the actual numbers from the Douglas ... Continue reading

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As a new year looms ahead, we thought it a good idea to see what Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas has lost in the year 2010.

As a new year looms ahead, we thought it a good idea to see what Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas has lost in the year 2010. 1.They lost their school President, Dr. Linda Sue Warner. Oh, well, what University needs a good president, anyway? 2.They ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “The Send Off”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Again, acrimony, alcove, alimony, away, bucks, by, cheer, craven, day, dead, dime, dread, eye, go, kin, luck, know, mine, say, scorn, sent, sing, stove, thing, time, time, today, wind, worn, ... Continue reading

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Do You “Like” Children?

The headline on December 22nd was all-too-familiar in its wording: [“Lawrence man sentenced to 49 years for raping girl”][1]. The story tells us that it started when she was only 11 years old. As readers, we reacted to the offense. We were angered by the crime. We ... Continue reading

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Kansas looks to remain undefeated against UT-Arlington

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on UT-Arlington on Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, KU is facing a Mavericks team that is 5-5 but only has one win this year over a Div. I opponent. If I were just an ... Continue reading

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