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What’s wrong with Kansas University? Apparently, much that is wrong with France.

I was recently enjoying an extended multiple-author "Room for Debate" feature at the New York Times on the topic of why so many scholars from France are moving to the US, manifesting a brain drain of sorts. The discussion can be found at: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2010/11/28/why-french-scholars-love-us-colleges. A paragraph in ... Continue reading

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It’s a four letter word

Someone sent me that little four letter word game that's been making the rounds via email over the past year and into about every state, country, and home imaginable. I thought you'd like to be included. I'm not sure if it makes a difference which four letter ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Spicy Mumbai Potatoes

So far, we’ve tried vegetarian food inspired by Italian, Mexican and Chinese food. Why not try something inspired by a country with countless vegetarians — India? Indian food is often vegetarian or close to it, and it provides a nice warming kick for cold days like this ... Continue reading

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Road acne

A few years ago, I was taking a leisurely ride through the country when I encountered, in the middle of nowhere, a road crew. I rolled to a stop next to the flagman, and we chatted as I waited for the lone oncoming vehicle to clear so ... Continue reading

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Looking ahead: Will (just about) everyone root for Oklahoma over Nebraska?

So that's why they call it Bedlam. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State collided in a thrilling, back-and-forth touchdown fest on Saturday night that resulted in a 47-41 Oklahoma triumph in Stillwater, Okla. For more reflection, check out the latest episode of Conference ChatterTV above. It felt like I ... Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Online CNA Training

Now that you have decided to opt for CNA careers, taking training is a must before you can find a suitable job. Gone are the days when the nursing aides could work in the hospitals without any degree or diploma in the field. It is mandatory today ... Continue reading

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Recap: After not knowing what to expect, Arizona game goes as expected

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. I know, what happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas, but I have to share ... Continue reading

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Michael’s Sales and Coupons Can Help with Fun Kids’ Do It Yourself Gifts

Now the Holiday season is right around the corner. Some of us are winding up our shopping while others of us are just begining. As we get ready for the celebrations of the season at our house, we strive to make sure that our kids recognize the ... Continue reading

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KU-Arizona set to clash in Sin City

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session. Tom, what are you looking for in this game, KU against Arizona? **Tom Keegan:** Arizona forward Derrick Williams is the best player Kansas has faced this season and the Wildcats are the best team the Jayhawks have played. ... Continue reading

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Recap: Meet your new No. 1 …

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. It's getting difficult to come up with new adjectives to describe just how well this Kansas team ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Tree of Love”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Afford, around, base, be, demands, eye, found, gloom, got, grace, lights, Lord, lot, made, moods, night, right, rings, room, shades, see, strands, three, tight, tree, tree, tree, try, wings, woods. ... Continue reading

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Cyber Monday Deals and Discounts – Save Your Money While Shopping Online

The term “Cyber Monday” is applied to the Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend. This is the time when the majority of the people go for online shopping. As a result, realizing the great potentiality of their business, most merchants and retailers have been offering discounts and good ... Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation, good reading n

The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added which are of ... Continue reading

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Cyber Monday is on its way…. start it off with a good deal or two

I'm with family this weekend and due to a rather large internet malfunction, completely missed out on the Black Friday shopping. Lucky for me...I'm not much of a "Get out there and Shop" kinda girl....I'm more a fan of shopping from home in my pajamas. Good thing ... Continue reading

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Social media blurs holiday weekend shopping divide

First there was Black Friday. In the last decade and a bit, there's been Cyber Monday. But now, with social media and specifically location-based services making it so very easy to get news about real-world sales out to your friends with breakneck speed, it seems like the ... Continue reading

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KU taking on Ohio in Las Vegas

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session. Tom, what are you looking for in this game, KU against Ohio? **Tom Keegan:** It's good for Kansas to get away from home for one game before taking on Arizona, the toughest competition to date, the next night. ... Continue reading

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Breakdown: Oklahoma State wins leverage battle during goal-line stand

Welcome back to "Breakdown," where we'll look at some KU plays each week and try to go a little more in-depth into why they did or didn't work. For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach." This week, ... Continue reading

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Song Title and Lyric Game: it’s about color!

This time of year the world surrounding us begins to look as though someone pulled the color plug out of the bathtub and all the magnificent reds, lavenders, greens, yellows, begin to slowly drain or fade away. Thank heavens for the blue sky and awe inspiring sunsets ... Continue reading

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Walmart

So Michaels was disappointing. The $14.99 set of three trees was sold out. So we decided to head over to Walmart on 6th. $5 fleece pullovers are a good buy. My husband is still looking at TVs. It's also nice shopping without the crowds. Continue reading

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Taking a Break

Finally got a seat for breakfast. Making plans for our next stop: Michaels. Coupon for 25 percent off entire purchase till noon. Continue reading

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