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April 28, 2010: A great sunset

Mostly sunny and windy throughout the day on April 28, 2010. High clouds made for a beautiful sunset in the evening. Continue reading

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A Perlo Exclusive: “Packaging Smoke,” Reconstructing Goldman’s Role

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/29/30HudsonStGoldmanSachs.jpg As a historian, I love first person sources; as a writer, I love close readings of a text to find meaning and the truth of experience; as a citizen I love progressive social action. So this week's Senate hearings, streamed on the internet by CBS and ... Continue reading

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Coming Soon: In Not so Plain Sight

I'm out of town this week, but I have a picture of something here that should be easily recognizable. Hope to post it soon. Busy...busy....busy... var pkBaseURL = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://www.stats.klamet.net/piwik/" : "http://www.stats.klamet.net/piwik/"); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + pkBaseURL + "piwik.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); try { var piwikTracker = ... Continue reading

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A Significant Anniversary

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/28/hitler20youth20boy.jpg Hitler Boy Scout Hey...I just wanted to give you a head's up that there's a lot to celebrate on Friday, so hold on. It will be the 65th anniversary of the death of a not-so-great humanitarian. That's right, this Friday in 1945, holed up in a ... Continue reading

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Is That a Poem in Your Pocket or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

Thursday, April 29th, is 'Poem in Your Pocket" day It's a day to share your favorite poetry with co-workers, fellow students, a store clerk, a roomate or a new acquaintance. Spend a few minutes this evening running off copies of your favorite poems and then stuff your ... Continue reading

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This Years Crossroads Of Kansas City Line-Up

Crossroads is an outdoor venue in downtown Kansas City with an awesome view of the KC skyline and this summer some of your favorite artists will be playing in this majestic venue if you are in the KC area make sure to come check out a show ... Continue reading

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April 27, 2010: Neat view of the Kansas State Capitol

April 27, 2010, began mostly cloudy, but the afternoon was nice with mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures. I noticed you could see the reflection of the Kansas State Capitol Building in the windows of the Charles Curtis State Office Building while running in Downtown Topeka. I ... Continue reading

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Chalmers, KU team up to promote bone marrow donations

Former Kansas University basketball guard Mario Chalmers recently recorded the following public service announcement to promote bone marrow donations. For those interested, KU will be holding bone marrow donor registration from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, on the Fourth Floor of the Kansas ... Continue reading

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Ain’t no tellin where the money went

I was up to Topeka yesterday. I think I got the budget problem deceiphered. All they needs to do is take down about nine gazillion dollars worth of scaffold off the north end of that big ole dome building that sets right in the middle of town....the ... Continue reading

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‘American Idol’ gets a little bit country

Country superstar Shania Twain has sold 65 million records. But up until tonight's episode of "American Idol," I could only name two of her songs. Happily, the remaining six finalists didn't even pick one of those discernible hits (the blasphemous "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"). Instead, ... Continue reading

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Taming the Deficit

A bit of “georgism” follows. When I spent some time back in Washington, I was privileged to have a small glimpse of people with real political power. One dilemma I noted they always had to face was just how to “win” the particular initiative they were pursuing. ... Continue reading

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“Pots and Kettles”

We have been enjoying the dialogue in this space over wealth, taxes, entitlements and the like. Lots of strong heartfelt opinions- almost diametrically opposed. We have the free market advocates who wrap around themselves the riches of our country as a prime exhibit of the success of ... Continue reading

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Internet Scams Target Military

American military personnel at home and around the world face pressures and conflicts beyond the battle front, but many of these daily clashes go unnoticed. The latest silent enemy takes the form of internet scams. Last year (2009), internet crime more than doubled, rising to $559.7 million ... Continue reading

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Flying Over The Cuckoo’s Nest…When You Lose Control, Turn Into The Skid

It’s sometimes astonishing how easily good intentions can fall by the wayside. No…I don’t believe good intentions pave the road to you-know-where, but life has a sometimes annoying habit of getting in the way. And living with a mental illness too often makes it even harder to ... Continue reading

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April 25-26, 2010: Cloudy skies didn’t get in the way

Mostly cloudy skies, cooler temperatures and breezy conditions were present April 25-26, 2010. Although the weather wasn't the best, it didn't stop several people from enjoying time outside. The picture above was taken at the Bark Park in Topeka, Kansas during the Bark-A-Paw-Looza. You can see the ... Continue reading

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The easiest way for KU football to get back to a bowl in 2010

At a Kansas football practice earlier this month, I noticed that every position group was working on a drill that related to turnovers. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/27/3.JPG Defensive tackles were working on falling on fumbles. Defensive ends worked on stripping the ball on an outside rush. The cornerbacks attempted to ... Continue reading

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Curry in a hurry

I asked my sister yesterday if she had ever made curry, and her response was no thank you, I don't want bananas and coconuts atop my main dish, but thanks for asking. I rarely make curry. It's one of those things I sort of feel is best ... Continue reading

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First 65 minutes of Toy Story 3 for KU students only!

Disney/Pixar is hosting a special college student "Cliffhanger Edition" screening of Toy Story 3 on Wednesday, April 28th at 7:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Southwind Theater. What this means is that you can watch the first 65 minutes of the movie, which doesn't come out until June ... Continue reading

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Fred Phelps, Homosexual Haters, and False Fundamentals

The purpose of this writing is simply to expose the fallacy that is The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) and its founder Fred Phelps. Phelps and his family act in hateful ways and misuse the Word of God to justify their Pharisaical actions. The perverted Phelps claims a ... Continue reading

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“A lawyer walks into a bar …;” He’s marrying a lawyer!

A member of our online community is marrying a lawyer. I'm seriously hoping that the lawyers among us can share some wisdom for this soon-to-be-husband. plus, we just don't see enough lawyer jokes, do we? I could say please keep your entries brief, but I won't. Continue reading