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Ivan Boyd birds

Hereʼs what I heard at the Ivan Boyd prairie yesterday:tufted titmouse (http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Tufted_Titmouse.html )chickadee (http://www.learnbirdsongs.com/birdsong.php?id=12 )crow blue jay (http://www.learnbirdsongs.com/birdsong.php?id=5 )junco (http://www.learnbirdsongs.com/birdsong.php?id=37 )I saw several cardinals, but not a one was singing. Just the day before, I heard several in my yard. Must have been the weather. The spring-like ... Continue reading

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Hang up and … ride?

I know some people are umbilically attached to their cell phones.I’m not one of them.But I almost never head out for a ride — whether a long, recreational jaunt in the country or a short cross-town commute — without bringing my cell along.Mostly, it’s for safety reasons.If ... Continue reading

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Ranking KSU’s Denis Clemente; and a Super Bowl prediction

Welcome to the show, Denis Clemente. Here's guessing you'll be named Big 12 player of the week. Clemente, Kansas State's 6-foot-1 guard, put on one of the best performances in conference history when he scored 44 points in the Wildcats' 85-81 overtime shocker of No. 11 Texas ... Continue reading

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doves

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/01/Collared20Dove.jpgYesterday, I noticed the return of the collared doves to my feeder, but I can’t claim to feel too happy about it. I have a strong preference for native species and hate to see aliens move in, fearing that they will push the natives out. Thus, while ... Continue reading

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Dakotah - Small Graces

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jan/31/Dakotah_and_Ed_II.jpgThe week has been busy for Dakotah as he settled into camp just outside Modesto, California. This week we produced a small internet movie to portray the events of the week. I hope you enjoy the view.You will have to copy and paste either of the links ... Continue reading

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Successful Iraqi Provincial Elections

Today will be a historic day for the Iraqi people. Today they will reap the rewards of a beneficial set of provincial elections. In January 2005, the first round of provincial elections were held. However, through widespread encouragement by Sunni religious leaders, most Sunni Iraqis boycotted these ... Continue reading

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Well said fellas

I am 56 years old and that range is where I am killin legit high school players. They can't help it nobody coaches it. Teaching basketball is a lost art.its sad but get used to it although it hurts. Coaches are too busy playing their partners kids ... Continue reading

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Devil’s Work Dictionary Winners & Next Term

Congratulations to Ronda Miller, who won last week's challenge with over 32% of the votes. tangential_reasoners_anonymous came in a close second with 31% of the votes. As the top two vote getters, both will have their satirical definitions for the term Corporate Head posted in Devil's Circle ... Continue reading

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Where’s the outrage?

Does anybody else wonder why there haven't been any charges filed against the LHS senior who took a gun to school recently? It seems that some in Lawrence have forgotten about the horrific school shootings across the country by troubled students, as it appears to be in ... Continue reading

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Teahan on Jayhawk Musical: ‘I thought no one would find out about it’

When I posted the YouTube video of the KU basketball and volleyball teams' Jayhawk Musical in Monday's Newell Post blog, I made sure to check the hit count. The High School Musical spoof had just surpassed 500 views on YouTube.Just four days later, the video is approaching ... Continue reading

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Moran-Tiahrt Senate race to become official

U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, will make an announcement at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka about his plans for 2010.Tiahrt is widely expected to announce his plans to seek the Senate seat by retiring Sen. Sam Brownback, who will seek the GOP ... Continue reading

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Hard-headed cycling

I saw an interesting statistic the other day.According to a Consumer Reports survey of 1,000 Americans on risky behaviors, 58 percent said they never wear a helmet when riding a bike.You’ll notice I wrote “interesting,” not “surprising.”I’m not sure how representative 1,000 respondents can be. I know ... Continue reading

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Who is Daddy? Only the Judge gets to decide

Q. A woman temporarily separates from her husband. She stays with a man that she meets at a bar. During her two months stay she becomes pregnant and returns to her husband. For the next nine months, she gives no information on birth date, name, sex, health, ... Continue reading

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On Kasold bridge, a center lane isn’t for traffic — yet

Mark - Can somebody please enlighten me on why Kasold has a middle turning lane over the turnpike bridge? — bndairdundat, from a post on an earlier Wheel Genius blog entry.Good question. And while I had my suspicions, I didn’t want to rely on my own recollection ... Continue reading

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Kooooookie miller

Hey! Highscore. Bring him a nice pink skirt ship him to me out in Cali then I'll take him across the bridge to Frisco and then I will post him up then I will send you the MONEY. Only if I get 15%. DEAL Continue reading

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reply for the ages

I am THEE ORIGINAL JAYHAWK. I am not against the HAWKS. Cole has the same issue. You ain't got a clue about basketball. You only see it as entertainment. For the other guy; the refs are not picking on them. THEY GRAB PERIOD. ALL REFS TRADITIONALLY PICK ... Continue reading

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Cause-Related Initiative

Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its commitment to making a difference in the communities it serves, is launching a new quarterly cause-related initiative with the first fundraising effort benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of America.To officially launch the program, the local Jersey Mike's team will be distributing ... Continue reading

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What is your favorite Kansas art?

In honor of Kansas Day, I thought I’d pose the question: What visual artist or piece of art from the Sunflower State is your favorite?Go ahead and hammer me for being cliche, but I’ve loved John Steuart Curry since I was a kid. There was something about ... Continue reading

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Top Chef Season 5, Episode 10 — Super Bowl Chef Showdown

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jan/29/Picture_1.pngIn case you've been living under a rock or are just allergic to sports, the Super Bowl is Sunday. The Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers are playing in it and loads of hearty and heart-unfriendly food will be served during the all-day gorgefest that leads up to ... Continue reading

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Twins

The twins need alot of work in the block. They don't know how to hold their ground. They have to bend at the knees; feet spread just outside shoulder width; and move to the ball when pass is coming; they have to feel which side the defender ... Continue reading