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Peace out, yo

Frequently when the Hartsock family drives around, the shortest two members like to play games. Most often, they play the “Peace Game,” during which they flash peace signs to drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bikers, motorcyclists … basically, anyone out and about. Then they tally points if the flashee ... Continue reading

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Then and Now

Two sets of pictures from two different times. A man and a woman from back then. A man and a woman now. Then (The above image has been edited to eliminate landmarks.) Now Then and Now Who, what, when, where, or why? Answer whatever you can. ___________________________________________ ... Continue reading

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work smarter, make the time, it’s just business

After much internet sleuthing, I found some interesting sayings credited to Satan himself. Maybe you’ve heard these uttered by a bad boss sometime in your life. At least we now know who may have said them first. #1 favorite: Don’t work harder, work smarter ……In other words, ... Continue reading

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A quick Target run is in order today

Today is Father’s Day, and I don’t think my husband plans on spending his day shopping with me. Actually, we will be spending our day at the ball field, as our youngest son is playing in a baseball tournament. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate. I’m thinking I ... Continue reading

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10% off Home Depot, Huggies Half Price, Salad Coupons and More

Welcome back for some great Sunday Deals! I've been slow to post deals through this week...and I will be completely off the radar next week because my husband and I are going out of town to celebrate our 5th Wedding Anniversary. It takes a LOT more work ... Continue reading

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limiting the comments…are you in or out?

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A Swampyville Tribute to “Fathers Day”

The Unbroken Circle! By L. Don Oliver Bang, bang, went the hammer, The nail straight and true; No matter what in life came, There was nothing he could not do; He was always there, Through thick and thin; Holding the door closed, Keeping evil from within; We ... Continue reading

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Wetlands - Or Not?

Disclaimer: I do not claim to be an expert regarding wetlands; in particular the Haskell-Baker wetlands. However, I do claim the qualification of being able to make observations. With that said, should someone point out a factual error (or an additional noteworthy fact), this blog will be ... Continue reading

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Warmer than Average June Despite Heavy Rains

June is turning out to be another warmer-than-normal month (so far about 4 degrees F above the 30-year mean). This would make 3 out of the last 4 on the warm side, with May being the outlier finishing right at normal. In the absence of any context, ... Continue reading

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On-camera Review: Toy Story 3

Eric Melin and Trevan McGee review the latest from Pixar, ["Toy Story 3."][1] It's been 11 years since "Toy Story 2," and true fans of the series may be worried that there was no reason to revisit Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), and the rest of ... Continue reading

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2010 NBA Draft Contest: Make your picks and be eligible to win a Paul Pierce jersey

We’ve received dozens of entries for our first ever KUsports.com NBA Draft Contest and we’ll be accepting more until noon Thursday. In case you’ve forgotten, here’s a refresher. You’re basically asked to predict where Cole Aldrich, Xavier Henry and Sherron Collins will be selected in this year’s ... Continue reading

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Swampville Nursery Rhymes for the Older Animals;

Lobbyist Payman! By Ollie Owl Lobbyist Payman met a Politician, On his way upto the Hill; Said Lobbyist Payman to the Politician, "Will you pass me a bill?"; Said the Politician to Lobbyist Payman, "First show me your penny"; Said Lobbyist Payman to the Politician, "For you ... Continue reading

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Headquarters “Life Support Rally” - Saturday (June 19th) A great way for an individual to give to the community

Wanting to get some exercise and help your neighbors and community at the same time? I can't think of a better way to do both than to be a participant in tomorrow's (Saturday - June 19th) "Life Support Rally". The event will be held at Sunflower Elementary ... Continue reading

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Snakes alive! (And dead)

I’ll try not to get too tree-huggery here, but one of the nice things about regularly riding a bike to work is that it helps you stay a bit in tune with nature. It goes beyond the seasons and the movement of the stars — big-picture, cosmological ... Continue reading

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Peak Oil: It Is Here Now

The President talked about peak oil in his national address without mentioning it by name. Oil companies are drilling miles below the ocean surface for oil because all the cheap, easy to get oil has already been drilled or is being drilled. The BP disaster represents only ... Continue reading

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Summer Heat: Keeping Your Cool All Summer Long

With July and August quickly approaching, and the hottest weather of the summer so far on our doorstep, summer heat waves are becoming a reality. Get ready to sweat profusely whether you are exercising or just walking to your parking spot from the office. When gearing up ... Continue reading

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Extreme Politics - The Radical Right and Loony Left

Radical right, loony left. Right winger, left winger. Right wing extremist, left wing extremist. Nazi, zealot, American terrorist, American taliban, Un-American, traitor, and even snolly-gusters. Snolly-gusters? Yes, according to journalist Bob Schieffer, Harry Truman referred to Republicans as "a bunch of snolly-gusters". Mudslinging and name calling is ... Continue reading

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Pac-10 adds Utah

**4:04 p.m. Update:** News out of www.orangebloods.com camp today indicates that Arkansas has put out feelers to the Big 12 about a possible union with the conference. This, a day after Arkansas officials told reporters that they would not be interested in leaving the SEC. Our own ... Continue reading

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Which conference has more prestige: new Big 12 or new Pac-10?

When all the conference realignment shakes out, who will have the better conference: the Big 12 or the Pac-10? There are a million different ways to try to determine the answer, but ESPN has come up with an interesting way of looking at things: trying to determine ... Continue reading

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Reminder to submit science fiction September - excerpt, “The Poet - That Madman”

"Lattw Niwamh moved smoothly and confidently to the front of the packed auditorium. The poetess had given readings of her poetry so many times previously that it caused as much excitement as her morning cup of caffeine free tea. She didn't begin to realize until hours later, ... Continue reading