0

Unholy rollers

I was strolling downtown the other day when a poster caught my eye. “KC SPRINTS TAKES LAWRENCE,” it read. “Premiere Bicycle Roller Racing.” I’m familiar with bicycle roller racing, though maybe not the premiere version. Many moons ago, when the world was sepia-toned, our forefathers used to ... Continue reading

0

Welcome!

I moved to Lawrence a few days ago. Now it's my mission to visit every coffee shop in town. There's a method to this madness. Watch this space. Continue reading

0

Severe Weather Chance For Lawrence Friday

We are dealing with a fairly strong upper-level storm that will slide into the region for Friday. While we may see some sun during the day, we are looking at t-storms developing for the afternoon and evening. The timing is dependent (as usual) on several key factors. ... Continue reading

0

I’m Not Good at High Jump

It's official. I suck at high jump--like really, really badly. Here's proof--I was at a track meet yesterday and I didn't make it over the bar one. single. time. Not in practice, not in the competition. Not once. More than half of it is mental, as my ... Continue reading

0

Big 12 should dominate early portion of tonight’s NFL Draft

It was an NFL Draft tradition of mine to wake up on Saturday morning, run out to pick up some unhealthy breakfast at Dunkin Donuts, sit back and watch Al Davis and the Oakland Raiders draft the biggest flop. The Raiders have to be the most hilarious ... Continue reading

0

Heart Disease

Heart of mine so malicious and so full of guile, Give you an inch and you’ll take a mile. Bob Dylan – Heart of Mine Preacher was a talking, there’s a sermon he gave, He said every man’s conscience is vile and depraved, You cannot depend on ... Continue reading

0

Inflation and Airplane Luggage

Air travel has become so annoying over the past few years. Heightened security, fuller planes, rising prices, longer lines: it's a big headache and you're treated like a criminal, having to take off your shoes and belt. One time I was wearing my baggy jeans, and with ... Continue reading

0

Critical Thinking

Mr. Pitts wrote another fascinating column published in the LJW this AM. His conclusion in the story header was “Tea Party Anger has racial Tone”. That is a pretty serious charge. How did he get there? How about we walk down this one. Mr. Pitts started with ... Continue reading

0

Confessions of a lazy earth-mother

This weekend, while my sister visited, we talked about cooking. Big surprise. Specifically, we talked about how our cooking has evolved and how much simpler our grocery lists are now than they used to be, because now we cook from scratch far more than we ever did ... Continue reading

0

In Plain Sight 4/21/2010 (Winner)

Previous: IPS 4/13/2010 Next: In Not so Plain Sight 5/1/2010 Dejacrew423 identified this week's subject. See the end of the post for the answer Out of town this week, so I'm hurriedly posting the subject I found this week. Compared to where I am, this week's subject ... Continue reading

0

41!!!!!!!!

Soon Sesame Street will turn 41. well not that soon in November well lets go look at the past decades. In the next few blogs we will talk about the past decades so lets go. Continue reading

0

365 Days of Weather: April 19-20

April 19 You may have seen sun dogs if you looked in the sky on the morning of April 19, 2010. What is a sun dog? It is one several optical effects you can see near the sun. It is also called a parhelion. If you look ... Continue reading

0

The Most Powerful Man on the Planet: Ben Bernanke

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/21/ben-bernanke-time-cover.jpg [Skip to the last paragraph for the main point if you don't want to read it all] First of all, how does the Fed work? Let's say Congress wants to spend a million dollars, but raising taxes is unpopular, and if it borrows too much from ... Continue reading

0

What Is It Going to Take to Heal the Apathy in Our Society?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/21/Desktop_Heal_the_Worldsmall.jpg With a growing awareness of mounting ecological, economic, political, and social problems, there exists many growing currents of response. On one hand, more people are waking up. They're getting involved. They're saying, "Not another day! This is where I mark the line." They're hungry to get ... Continue reading

0

‘American Idol’ gets inspirational

Part of the allure of "American Idol" is you hope for that one special performance that judge Simon Cowell refers to as “a moment." Whether it’s Fantasia Barrino crooning “Summertime” or David Cook overhauling “Billie Jean,” each season yields performance worthy of becoming iconic. Given that it ... Continue reading

0

Test your intelligence: Take the Wonderlic test here

We all know that NFL teams make their draft picks based on size, speed, personality and potential. But there’s another element that has as much to do with shaping the NFL Draft — which runs Thursday through Saturday in New York City — as any of those ... Continue reading

0

Anyone up for a Budget Friendly Dinner Challenge?

Check out the Dillons ad today. Lots of 10 for $10’s. The best part is that you don’t have to buy 10 to get the price! Or you can mix and match the items. Also on sale, Tyson chicken drumsticks or thighs for .99 cents per pound, ... Continue reading

0

Saving Money: More than Just Clipping the Coupons

We cover lots of different topics on Shop Talk; from how to use coupons, how to save money on specialty items and produce, how to "Work the Program" at different stores around town.  Seems there is a lot more to cutting coupons than taking out your scissors ... Continue reading

0

Flying Over The Cuckoo’s Nest…I [Heart] Crazy People

Flying Over The Cuckoo’s Nest -- I [Heart] Crazy People Since we’re always in need of money (YOU try running an organization that helps over 200 people and growing on less than $85,000 a year!) RAHN sells t-shirts and bumper stickers that say: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/20/iheartcrazypeople.jpg A ton of ... Continue reading

0

Lawrence Community Shelter: Scattered-site Proposal

The Board of Directors for the Lawrence Community Shelter (LCS) has attempted to relocate the Drop-In and Overnight shelter in several Lawrence Community neighborhoods. There has been significant opposition to each and every proposal. Recent studies have shown that housing the homeless in shelters is more costly ... Continue reading