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Tuna casserole, all grown up

Mr. Meat and Potatoes has a brother who ran away to Los Angeles to be a musician and who does not disappoint in terms of fulfilling his obligation as the family playboy. This is the guy who, during a visit, calls us at 4:00 AM from some ... Continue reading

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Our Incredibly Shrinking Earth!

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/18/our-shrinking-earth.jpg The Earth is shrinking. Ok, not literally. But figuratively it is. Globalization, population growth, and other factors have brought us "together" as a world in some ways. And globalization is not just a recent phenomena. It's been going on probably at least since the Age of ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 1/18/2010

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. Full audio is posted here. • Self knew Baylor would be good, but they've probably exceeded expectations other than their own. They lost a lot of guys, ... Continue reading

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And now, the winners of the Recreate the Shot contest

The interest in our Recreate the Shot contest has been off the charts, at least if you're looking at the number of votes received in our Recreate the Shot fan vote. Something tells me, though, that all those votes weren't perfectly legitimate. In this case, though, that's ... Continue reading

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Beware of the fog blog

Occasionally, I’ll wimp out on a ride because of bad weather. Quite often, as I’m driving to work or driving back home, I’ll see somebody bundled up against the squall, or see a wet tire track across an otherwise dry bit of sidewalk, or spy the unmistakable ... Continue reading

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The Tenth Amendment

As you may have [heard](), a rally was held on Friday in Topeka by supporters of state sovereignty who [claim the 10th Amendment]() to the Constitution makes many modern federal laws unconstitutional. Do they have a case? As with so many questions about our federal Constitution, the ... Continue reading

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The Fog Blog

Saying that this past week has been a little bit foggy is like saying that we were a little cold in early January. Gross understatements. However, the two are very much related. I've been asked many times in the last few days why we've been so foggy. ... Continue reading

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But, Mom, Does it Hurt?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/17/IMG_5098_-_Copy__.JPG For Tracy Hill giving blood is a family matter as her children Martin, Gordon, Truman and Vivian along with husband, Dennis, gather around to provide company and ask questions. And no, it doesn't hurt. Stull United Methodist Church filled their entire Community Blood Center schedule with ... Continue reading

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Is The USA Haiti And The World’s Social Worker

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/17/Haiti_departments_numbered.png I don't mean to be mean. But what is the United States' responsibility to help Haiti and Haitians? What is your and my responsibility to help Haiti and Haitians? I don't know if Haiti can be listed as a "failed state" like Sudan or Somalia. Our ... Continue reading

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Barack Obama: Promises Made, Promises Kept

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/17/300px-Official_portrait_of_Barack_Obama.jpg My Man Crush, President Barack Obama, has not only had one of the fullest agendas since President Lyndon Johnson, he's also kept or on the path to keeping an extraordinary number of his 500+ campaign promises in his first year in office. My national political reporter ... Continue reading

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Recap: KU blasts Texas Tech with defense

Credit this one to the defense. Kansas was far from bad on offense, scoring 1.19 points per possession, but its defense set the tone early and pushed the halftime margin to 24 in the Jayhawks' favor. Just consider how poorly Texas Tech's best offensive players fared: - ... Continue reading

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Camper Van Beethoven: Explain it to Me!

During the past couple of years, I have posted song title games about a variety of bands, musical styles and performers. I recently handed my song title game over to RoaDapple with glee! Today, I am not only honoring someone I got to know through these song ... Continue reading

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No Time to Cook? Fuhgeddaboudit…Baked Ziti made Easy

With the holidays and the start of a new job, my routine has been totally disrupted. I had been doing my grocery shopping on Thursdays after reviewing the Journal-World food ads on Wednesday. I was doing the shopping every other week. This was working out great. And ... Continue reading

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Let’s Make this Work for You!

Last week I offered the suggestion that I would begin posting my menus as a way to help others see exactly where coupons can fit into their lives without eating Hamburger Helper each and every evening. I got a great response... in the form of comments on ... Continue reading

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Tait’s Take - Free State boys vs. O-North

One of the more popular features of our Kansas University sports site, KUSports.com, is “The Keegan Ratings,” in which Journal-World Sports Editor Tom Keegan ranks the Jayhawks’ performances in both football and basketball after every game he attends. The individual rankings provide a great starting point for ... Continue reading

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Tait’s Take - Free State girls vs. O-North

One of the more popular features of our Kansas University sports site, KUSports.com, is “The Keegan Ratings,” in which Journal-World Sports Editor Tom Keegan ranks the Jayhawks’ performances in both football and basketball after every game he attends. The individual rankings provide a great starting point for ... Continue reading

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Song Blog: The Perfect Country Song!

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/11/music-notes.gif111.gif ********************************' Another song blog this week? Yeah, yeah, I know. Just not sure what I'll be doing come Monday... Today's Music Blog is taking a twist down Country RoeDs. Since there is only one "Perfect Country Song", David Allen Coe's, "You Never Even Call Me By ... Continue reading

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Slush fund

First of all, before I’m accused of never being happy with any riding conditions, let me say this: I’m thrilled — absolutely ecstatic — to be back in the saddle. After the Great Winter Layoff, it feels so good to get out and spin again. But I ... Continue reading

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Marketplace - We doubled our visits in 2009!

I've just completed some traffic analysis for Marketplace and wanted to share how our site is growing. In 2009, the number of visits to Marketplace has doubled over the previous year ! Some of this is attributable to the expansions made to the site over the last ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: The Red Fox

Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board, and so do beautiful women for hire. I straight-up asked him and The Red Fox freely acknowledged it, adding that of course he knew these ones would never come in with the tide. He wanted it that ... Continue reading