Sundance: Part Deux, Day 2

So in the Day 1 blog I mentioned one of the lesson’s learned was that it was worth the extra money to purchase credentials that ...

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Devil’s Work Dictionary Winners & Next Term

Congratulations to Joyce Stevens, who won last week's challenge with 35% of the votes. Charles Edwards came in second with 15% of the votes. As ...

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Probate isn’t frighteningly expensive in Kansas

Q. My father has a will but we would like to avoid the costs of probate when he dies. What can we do?A. Without knowing ...

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Transit consultant to get up to $120,000 from KDOT

Revenues from increased sales taxes won’t be the only funds accelerating plans for coordinated transit services in Lawrence.This week, the Kansas Department of Transportation agreed ...

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Lawrence Art Guild plans trade, movie night

Lawrence Art Guild members will gather Monday for “Movie Night, Materials Exchange and Artist Show and Tell.” Artists are welcome to bring any materials they ...

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Sundance: Part Deux, Day 1

My name's Sean Blake, and I supervised editing on "The Only Good Indian." It's my third go round with Kevin Willmott and his growing "stock ...

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An open letter of complaint…

This is a letter I wrote to Sunflower Broadband. If you feel the same way as I do, please write or call Sunflower and tell ...

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Commuting in the extreme

A couple of months ago, a co-worker asked if I had ridden my bike to work that day.It was wet or windy or cold or ...

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Film created by three KU professors headed to Sundance

Three Kansas University professors have collaborated on a film, "The Only Good Indian," that has been selected to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival.Kevin ...

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In Praise of Rubisco!

The other day, I read one of those statements that just can't be true. The statement concerns a protein that most people have never heard ...

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NBA’s Thunder and Blake Griffin: A perfect match

Here's a thought: With the first pick of the 2009 NBA Draft, the Oklahoma City Thunder select...Blake Griffin, University of Oklahoma.It'd be a fitting destination ...

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Top Chef Season 5, Episode 8 — Down on the Farm

I finally got what I wanted.Since the beginning, I've been grouchy about Ariane, whom I thought should have gone home in the first episode. Back ...

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Do we need a secretary of the arts?

Should there be a federal secretary of the arts?Legendary music producer Quincy Jones thinks so. And in an online petition (as of this morning), he ...

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Ending a marriage doesn’t need to be nasty, but you do need to file for divorce

Q. I’m tired of being with my husband. How can I leave him in a nice way? We have no children and I don’t want ...

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Obama’s Priorities

President-elect Obama's campaign message centered on 'change'. He nurtured the mantra among all his supporters across the country. No issue of public policy was immune, ...

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In Plain Sight (1-11-2009) Identified

Original post and partial images from In Plain Sight (1/11/2009) Next: IPS 1/18/2009 Coach_Eric identified the picture of the Henry's Coffee Shop near 8th and ...

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Flatirons

Driving in to Lawrence this Wednesday morning from a northeasterly point of origin, the skyline above town was a hazy dark bluish-gray. A few vertical ...

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Creative Accounting

The Governor has proposed her budget. She is meeting her fiscal obligations on the backs of our college students, the handicapped and our local governments. ...

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Money Grows On Trees – Or Maybe On Houses

Well, we are going to spend the second 350 Billon dollar bail out package on something. It sounds like this time we are planning to ...

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so many birds

What’s with all the flocking? Everywhere I go, I seem to see big flocks of something. The groups of Canada geese don’t surprise me. I ...

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