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“Christmas on Mars” interview with The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, Pt. 1

Part 1 of 3: Eric has the first full-length interview with Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne following the exclusive, festival-only screenings of the new Flaming ...

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We Want to Hear From You

This week is Lightning Safety Week through the National Weather Service. For more information click [ here.][1]Also, thank you to everyone who has sent in ...

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“PYRITE PETE” TREASURE FOUND!

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Congratulations to Andrew W Applegarth, who overheard some "Dang Nabbits" and "Gawl Darn its" as a diminutive Prospector Pete continued fruitlessly to pan for gold. ...

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An in-state view of Sebelius

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has many fine qualities, according to the Wichita Eagle, but when it comes to an [Obama-Sebelius ticket,][1] Eagle editorial board members will ...

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shall we move out?

My husband and I live in a one-bedroom in a 3 unit single house in Chicago. The lease contract is from 11/01/2007 to 06/30/2008. The ...

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Shall we move out?

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husband and I live in a one-bedroom in a 3 unit single house in Chicago. The lease contract is from 11/01/2007 to 06/30/2008. The landlord ...

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Secretary’s words not the problem.

Don Jordan is the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS). As far as I know he is not running for ...

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So Much to See (6/22/2008)

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Previous:SMTS 6/15/2008 Next:SMTS 6/29/2008 It is hard to believe that the first post in this series was 6 months ago. The first picture was a ...

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Who Needs Absurd Beliefs?

This blog has not been entered properly. No fault of mine. An edited entry has been submitted that appears to be OK. There doesn't seem ...

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Treasure Hunt No. 3 “Non omne quod nitet aurum est”

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Hey, it's okay: I don't speak Latin either. It means, "not all that shines is gold."But don't tell that to Prospector Pete. He's hiding somewhere ...

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Who Needs Absurd Beliefs?

? - Who Needs Absurd 'Beliefs' - ? Reflections of an Octogenarian - pushing Nona status. Religiosity? - Throughout life, I've never regarded this subject ...

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Dragonfly Big

Hard to get these to hold still but this one let me get a nice well lit shot. Click on the image to go to ...

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AJC.com: Dole Institute paid John Lewis $10K for speech

When John Lewis came to the Dole Institute [to receive the Dole Leadership Prize][1], Kansas University paid him $10,000.That's according to an analysis of [pay ...

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Did Faith Kill this Kid?

Recently the Lawrence Journal World had a sort of fluff story about a young kid who claims to see auras and has started doing energy ...

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Thursday = Severe Weather?

So, I've gone back through the calendar and counted the Thursdays with rainfall. Remember when high school and college baseball teams were trying to play ...

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Young actress, unlikely images propel remarkable ‘The Fall’

***1/2["The Fall"][1] is a remarkable film.If you have read anything about this movie, you are already aware that its exotic locations, artfully designed camera angles, ...

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While remembering Russert, Brokaw cites KU’s Dole Institute

Tom Brokaw and Bob Dole remembered Tim Russert, the deceased NBC journalist, on Weekend Today recently.At the end of their conversation, Brokaw lauded the Dole ...

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Unsettled 36 hours

A large area of high pressure over the desert southwest is allowing several waves of energy to rotate around the eastern side of that high ...

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Hollywood Clip Joint, 6/18: Wanna argue?

Besides the fact that it mentions three movies from my Top 10 Flops Turned Classics [list][1], I love this great article by Variety's Anne Thompson ...

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Constructing reality

When I teach about the nature of science I often use optical illusions to illustrate why we measure things in science. The point I try ...

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