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Introducing an LJWorld.com tradition: Santa tracking

Last year, LJWorld.com started tracking Santa's journey toward Kansas for the first time. This year, we continue the tradition. Beginning about 8 p.m. tonight, by logging onto LJWorld.com, you'll be able to see Santa's progress as he delivers Christmas presents to all the good boys and girls. ... Continue reading

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Thinking about moving to Lawrence

We are thinking about moving from Olathe to Lawrence. We really fell in love with Lawrence when our daughter went through KU undergrad, and now continues on as a grad student. Next fall, our son with be starting KU too. We really like the vibe and atmosphere ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 12/23/2009

Previous: IPS 12/18/2009 Next:IPS 12/31/2009 hujiko has done it again, see below for the full picture. In case you haven't noticed you can click on this (and most of my other photos) for a larger version. This week, as I start my 3rd year (boy does that ... Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas - A Local Foods Economy for Lawrence

As 2010 rolls around, I'm thinking about a lasting, useful, and appropriate gift for Lawrence and the region. My checklist for a good gift to this area includes: (1) something that fits this community as it is, (2) that enhances what is already good about it, (3) ... Continue reading

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Recap: KU shoots Cal’s lights out

All the talk coming into this season was about California's long-range gunners: Randle, Christopher and Robertson were supposedly the keys to a possible Pac 10 championship for the Bears. Tuesday night, Cal's shooters were good but KU's were better. Facing a California backcourt known for its three-point ... Continue reading

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Stripper Mini-Blog: Lawrence, KS visits San Diego, CA

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Dec/23/SanDiegoBeach1.jpg The Lawrence Crew, including the mini-Rex from @Veritas, @Zilla's R2D2, the Jayhawk key chain which normally resides at the Lawrence Small Business Development Center, @kublackbird's gnome, @msilverman's Kif Kroker, and @gentlemanc's Baldy the Eagle, makes a morning beach run. Leaning on the sand castle, I think ... Continue reading

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How my heart grew three sizes, just in time for Christmas

I've been fairly jaded by Christmas music in recent years. It seems that every Tom, Dick and Harry with a record deal was putting out the obligatory Christmas record in a manner that reminds me of the opening scenes of "Love Actually." It was sickening. Long gone ... Continue reading

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Winter storm coming into a bit more clarity

Well, just to add some background to the weather forecast you see posted on the weather page, the big storm system is very impressive in its size and amount of precipitation it will bring to all areas of the storm. We'll be on the warm side of ... Continue reading

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Stands Alone…

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Dec/22/IMG_0055.JPG Dec. 21, late, I grabbed two bottles of Pale Ale and a camera and ventured out to a nice spot. It's private, takes 4wd, high-clearance and involves 3 mean-ass locked/high strung gates. My goal was to capture the sunset of the winter solstice. It was chilly ... Continue reading

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Christmas Edition: 2009

Well, now that Kansas University has hired Turner Gill and things have settled down a bit in the football offices, it’s time to return to what really matters this time of year — Hoops! The top-ranked Kansas Jayhawks have gotten off to a great start (10-0) and ... Continue reading

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What do you call the first decade of the 21st Century?

So...what will be the name for the past decade? It has become the norm to categorize each decade, i.e. the Sixties, Seventies, and so forth. But, now that we are in the first decade of the 21st Century, what will it be called; the Noughties or the ... Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

We had a very special helper create our department Christmas card today... what do you think? http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Dec/22/MerryChristmas.jpg Continue reading

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Gifts for Your Boss

This is going to be a short blog... I was going to just make this a comment in my white Christmas thread but I thought it was worthy of its own space. One of the most asinine things about work is the practice of buying one's boss ... Continue reading

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Top 10 Movies of 2009

This year will be remembered as the year that in-theater experiences went mainstream. Not only did James Cameron's much-hyped IMAX 3D spectacular "Avatar" open to $77 million this past weekend, but movies in these formats were coming out on a consistent basis all year long and doing ... Continue reading

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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