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“Charlie Wilson’s War” - To Intervene or Not Intervene: That is the Question

The film "Charlie Wilson's War" has all the wit of the West Wing but instead of some vague international crisis, the subject here is America's ...

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Rummaging around the cryosphere

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Today I was looking for information related to changes in the Arctic sea ice and found the National Snow and Ice Data Center, (NSIDC) - ...

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KU ranks 25th among large schools for number of Peace Corps volunteers

Kansas University [likes to tout][1] [the number][2] [of students it sends][3] to [the Peace Corps][4] as volunteers.In the past few years, that number had consistently ...

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Top 10 Giant Monsters Attack! Movies

Whether its guys in big rubber suits, stop-motion camera trickery, or computer generated effects, there is something exciting, terrifying, and sometimes unintentionally hilarious about movies ...

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CLAS associate dean finalist for Indiana job

A longtime professor in Kansas University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a finalist for the position of dean of the School of Environmental ...

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Moran visits KU pharmacy school

U.S. Congressman [Jerry Moran,][1] a Republican representing mostly western Kansas, visited the Kansas University [School of Pharmacy][2] on Tuesday to offer his services in promoting ...

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Public service academy?

Does the United States need a "public service academy" -- a professional training ground, if you will, for bureaucrats, much the same way we do ...

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So Much to See #3

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Previous: So Much to See #2 Next: So Much to See #4 Where is it? What is it?This is visible from one of the main ...

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Oscar odds become clearer after deflated Golden Globes

Wow, what a deflated night for Hollywood. So this is what happens when all the beautiful people don't have anyone to write their words for ...

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Case of the Missing Classes, Ep. 1

Episode the First: Junior High Enrollment Days! This past week, Little Madison and Lanky Spencer brought home their enrollment catalogs and forms for their next ...

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The New Highway 59 is Coming to Town, or Maybe NOT?

A month or so ago, I happened to notice the highway construction for the new 59 highway the path for utility lines south of Lawrence. ...

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Anonymous

Dont you think the 14yr olds mother needs to be questioned.

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Race In The Race

In the last few days, past copies of The Ron Paul Newsletter revealed ethnically biased political rants and the Clintons made comments that many find ...

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Sharing Nature with Children Part I: The Winter Moon

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Planting Moon in 2007, between Lawrence and Topeka. On this night we heard whippoorwills and barred owls.One of my regular New Year's resolutions is to ...

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The Ant and the Elephant

There is a wonderful article in the NY Times science section reporting on some work by Todd Palmer, an ecologist at the University of Florida. ...

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The Power of One Word

One WordI don't know Kelly Tilghman except that she is a sports broadcaster and she is friends with Tiger Woods.During coverage last week, she inadvertently ...

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If Christmas lights are out, what’s in?

In our home, the fake greenery interwoven with little twinkly lights around windows often stay in place until Valentines Day. The bright, cherry lights of ...

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U. S. Post Office, Lawrence, KS

The Kansas wind was whipping Old Glory from the north. I thought it would take only a short while to purchase a sheet of the ...

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Kansas financial supports for grandparents and other relative caregivers

In response to my last post on grandparents raising their grandchildren a comment was made that SRS pays the grandparents as they would anyone else.We, ...

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Boyda continues to be right on illegal immigration, NAFTA

Cross posted from BoydaBloc a couple of the items from the mailer: Boyda was one of the only Democrats to oppose efforts in the House ...

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