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Recipe Mom’s legacy

As I write this, I am looking at a discolored, ingredient stained recipe card. Unfortunately, it is not dated, but I think I copied in the 60's when we were married. Mom made these cookies every Christmas and her name is on the recipe card because I ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Has Issues

Is Lawrence full of progressives or progressive flatulence? Do you really need to blame it all on George W. Bush and the cows? Continue reading

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Flying finger food

As much as I freaking love the holidays in general, and I love to cook, the whole thing, admittedly, can be a little wearing. I think the problem is that I am so ADD, I like to cook on my own schedule, when I feel like it, ... Continue reading

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Who Wants A White Christmas

Okay, first of all, let's get the innuendo out of the way... For those of you who I have had banter with in threads pertaining to race, this has NOTHING to do with the color of anyone's skin. Let's get that out in the open and get ... Continue reading

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Stripper Mini-Blog: The Lawrence Crew @ MCI

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Dec/21/MCI.JPG The Lawrence crew at MCI: Deployed Lawrence soldier @gentlemanc's stuffed eagle, the Small Business Development Center's KU key chain (one of a few items going along on the trip), @Zilla's R2D2, @kublackbird's gnome, fellow blogger @msilverman's Kif Kroker, and @Veritas' little Rex from Toy Story, snapped ... Continue reading

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Introducing the Free State Social

Today we launched our Web site and began selling tickets for the Free State Social. Below is the press release in our About section. Questions? Let us know. Email freestatesocial@ljworld.com or find us on Twitter @FreeStateSocial. **************** http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Dec/21/FreeStateSocial.jpg Social media is much more than a fad - ... Continue reading

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Introducing a new feature to our comment threads

Over the weekend, we quietly introduced a new feature to our comment threads. It's one we hope NOT to use often but one that we expect will have a big impact when we do. We recently finished work on what we're calling "moderated comments." In certain, select, ... Continue reading

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My theory of relativity

For my high school graduation present, my parents took me for vacation that summer to England and Scotland. One late-June day, we decided to drive to Stonehenge to view the massive standing stones. We poked around the English countryside until we found ’em, and as we were ... Continue reading

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Top Heavy USD 497

Let it be known. I DO NOT WORK for USD497 but I am a stakeholder and parent of children who attend. I care about their education and want the best for the students and their experience in the classroom. As a way to begin whittling down the ... Continue reading

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Two Years and Counting

Two years ago today I posted the first in a series of pictures of everyday subjects in Lawrence. Two years? I've always wanted to keep a journal, but never have. This blog, and in particular the IPS/SMTS posts are the closest I've come. I have mentioned before ... Continue reading

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Would you want Missouri joining the Big Ten?

The Big Ten is looking to add more teams, and there's a good chance conference commissioner Jim Delany will consider a few Big 12 schools on his list of possibilities. Kansas hasn't been brought up anywhere in the Big Ten's expansion talks. However, a few Big 12 ... Continue reading

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The Recap: Kansas 75, Michigan 64

For the first 17 or so minutes of their victory Saturday, the Kansas Jayhawks were nearly unguardable. Then Michigan switched to a 1-3-1 zone — a hallmark of any John Beilein-coached team — and KU became very, very easy to stop. Senior guard Sherron Collins turned the ... Continue reading

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Deals for a Coupon-Free Week

This weekend...and almost every holiday weekend, you will find no coupons in the paper. There are still deals to be had, however. This is a perfect example of why I personally think it is so important to organize and save each week's coupons even if you don't ... Continue reading

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Enter The Great Holiday Rebate Contest for a Chance to Win $500

Use the ads in Sunday's Journal-World to locate the correct answers to the clues listed below. Submit your entries at the Journal-World and you can have a chance to win the $500 grand prize. Good luck! As you know, Jenn and Julie, better known on the North ... Continue reading

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Sometimes a fact IS a fact but not relevant…

One thing that strikes me about people's ability to understand science is that people do not have a good grasp of the span of geological time. A good example is in Lee Gerhard's recent opinion piece in the Journal World, . Dr. Gehard makes he following claims: ... Continue reading

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Deadline is nearing to win an awesome HDTV in KUsports.com contest

A couple weeks ago we introduced you to the Recreate The Shot contest. We're about halfway through the contest period and we wanted to make sure you were still thinking about how you could go about recreating that famous shot from the 2008 National Championship game. In ... Continue reading

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Praeger and Bremby: Lifestyle Changes Key to Improving Community Health

Trying to change the lifestyle habits that make Americans unhealthy will make reforming our national health insuance coverage system look like child's play. That's according to Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and KDHE Secretary Rod Bremby. Praeger and Bremby, along with Lawrence Memorial Hospital CEO Gene Meyer ... Continue reading

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Which team has the best shot at going undefeated? KenPom says it’s not KU

Forty and 0. It seems like everywhere you turn, you hear someone bringing up the possibility of the Kansas men’s basketball team running the table this season, whether it’s the first reader comment under a story or a fan blog or Xavier Henry after his first game. ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 12/18/09

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. Full audio is posted here. • Michigan has lost a couple of tough games. The Wolverines are definitely a team that has a chance to be a ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 12/18/2009

Previous: IPS 12/9/2009 Next: IPS 12/23/2009 littleone identified this week's picture. Sorry I've been a little slow in acknowledging it. See the photo and answer below. I've been out of town, so I'm a little bit late. To be fair, which I am usually loathe to do, ... Continue reading