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Monday Rewind: Colorado

There are plenty of conclusions — both good and bad — to draw from the outcome of last week’s incredible comeback victory over Colorado. But forget ’em all. Forget that the defense was terrible in the first half and only slightly better in the second half in ... Continue reading

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Taste of Home Magazine Subscription $5.40

Today you can get [Taste of Home Magazine][1] for only $5.40 when you use the coupon code **TASTE** at checkout. This magazine is listed at $18 for a one year subscription...already decreased from its cover price of $25! What a great deal! *Note that a year long ... Continue reading

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Melissa and Doug Magnetic Responsibility Chart

I love Melissa and Doug Toys for our kids...so when I see a deal I like to take advantage of it! This [Magnetic Responsibility Chart][1] is on sale for $15.13. This is the "Deluxe Edition" with all kinds of magnets for activities and chores. You can see ... Continue reading

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Hey, $#%&, you missed

A funny thing happened last week during a routine ride home from racquetball: A guy tried to kill me. OK, maybe that’s a bit melodramatic. But not much. As I approached a four-way stop-sign-controlled intersection about a mile from my house, I noticed a car approaching from ... Continue reading

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See the Lambs, All A-Crying

Those who practice the politics of suffering strike blows intended to wound every good effort to increase economic demand. Without increased demand, there will be no jobs growth. But the Chicken Littles who proclaim the sky is falling look only in one direction for shelter: tax cuts. ... Continue reading

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Crazy week, endless possibilities make this Big 12 season more exciting

I was driving home from work late Saturday night when I glanced about 10 yards ahead of my car and saw a few empty beer bottles on the road. No one was present at the intersection by 23rd and Louisiana Streets, but it was clear that Kansas ... Continue reading

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Hard-Working or Elitist?

I'm curious why certain individuals are labeled as elitist, while others are lauded for how hard-working they have been to earn their fortunes. In America, I think people generally have a fair amount of mistrust for any group that they feel wields too much power. The Elitism ... Continue reading

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Ask the Marriage Therapist a Question (#1)

I'm a little intimidated by the idea of soliciting questions from the general public, but I'm willing to give it a try. So this is how it'll go: 1. You ask a question that you'd like a Marriage & Family Therapist to answer. Please state your question ... Continue reading

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Home Depot Holiday Light Exchange

**The Holiday Light Exchange is back at Home Depot.** Nov 4 - 14 you can recycle any string of old lights, even the broken ones, and receive $3 off a set of energy efficient LED Holiday Lights. These lights start at $12.98 for a 50 light strand ... Continue reading

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Does your family look forward to the same Thanksgiving menu year after year?

I’m getting getting ready for Thanksgiving. Whether it’s table settings or cooking ideas, I’ve been seeing information everywhere. How do you cook your turkey? Do you oven roast it? Do you deep fry it? What spices do you use? Do you still stuff your bird or bake ... Continue reading

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What Value a Vote - Government Largesse

In a recent blog discussion an individual identifying themselves as a citizen of Vermont weighed in on local issues. See: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/nov/04/election-message/#c1415286. I questioned whether he/she paid taxes here. The answer was “Does the value of a vote only come from the amount of taxes paid?” Well let ... Continue reading

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Global Warming First Concepts

Very often when the subject of global warming comes up, there are arguments that start with... - But convection... - But saturation... - But volcanoes... - But clouds... - But Mars... - But Uranus... ...et cetera. Perhaps it might be useful to think in terms of just ... Continue reading

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Arrests in Muscogee Creek Nation; Will Haskell Indian Nations University’s Board President, George Tiger be next?

Doesn’t George Tiger sit on the Muscogee Creek Nation board? Just like he sits as The President of The Haskell Indian Nations University Board of Regents in Lawrence, Kansas? With all of the current problems at Haskell did he just cancel the Haskell November board meeting? Now, ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Good Times with Olathe PD

*A car crashed into a karate studio last night (I have pictures!), and the redeeming value of Olathe PD's unblinking eye of Sauron is now clear.* ... If you live, work, and date in three separate counties, two things are certain: The laws of entropy will compel ... Continue reading

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Disney Logo Bandz on Sale

My kids were finally introduced to Silly Bandz when we went to the [Kansas City VNA Say Boo! to the Flu][1] event last month. Now that they know....they want more! Lucky me I have a "No new Stuff Before Christmas" rule... but I think I might pick ... Continue reading

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Is social centralization inevitable?

Even though there's a lot of truth in The Oatmeal's "[8 Websites You Need to Stop Building][1]" (and despite this blog coming perilously close to #5 on the list), this week's latest "must-have" iOS app - [SocialPhone][2], which has been touted as the integrated social media dashboard ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s You’re the Poet; “Hope is Eternal”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Brought, despair, him, there, thin, thought Hope is Eternal! By L. Don Oliver I walked the valley of the damned, To me he was of no _______; Sailed the sea ... Continue reading

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Breakdown: KU’s successful iso running play, and how to build off it

Welcome back to "Breakdown," where we'll look at some KU plays each week and try to go a little more in-depth into why they did or didn't work. For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach." This week, ... Continue reading

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Questions:

I'm just curious what people think about our economy. So, if you don't mind answering a few questions... 1. What is the "American Dream"? 2. Is the "American Dream" dead? 3. Should Americans aspire to achieve the "American Dream"? Continue reading

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Which football team tops Sorrentino Scale? Week 10 predictions in Big 12

There's a new Big 12 Conference football team (again) atop the Sorrentino Scale this week. The Oklahoma Sooners, with more quality victories than any other Big 12 squad, took the top spot in the rankings. That makes four teams (Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri) who have been No. ... Continue reading

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