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Whoa! (as in Wow)

If you're like me, you get emails from well meaning friends with various stories, pictures, urban myths, or advice urging that you do, or don't do, one thing or another. I never send them, I sometimes read them. Though this isn't an email, it's the same idea. ... Continue reading

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On His Way

Hi Chuck, Dakotah asked me this afternoon to write and let you know where he is and the boys and he are quite comfortable in this howling cold wind. Supposed to stay this way through tomorrow. He is at a place off the hiway on the way ... Continue reading

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Brownback says he hoped coal plant project could move forward

During a visit to Lawrence Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback said he had hoped construction of two coal-fired, 700-megawatt plants near Holcomb could have moved forward. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, vetoed a bill the Legislature passed that would have allowed for construction of the plants. The ... Continue reading

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Balsamic My Beating Heart

I drove to my mama’s house for the Easter weekend (where I got my ham and scalloped potatoes fix), and Mr. Meat and Potatoes was out of town so I had to go it alone. I have made that drive so many times, I could do it ... Continue reading

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From Susanville California

I had the opportunity to spend time each day with Dakotah and the "Boys", hope I didnt become a pest with bringing him what he needed, wood, a home cooked meal, old fashioned stew and homemade bread.. He enjoyed it, Today it is snowy and windy so ... Continue reading

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Top 10 Subversive Comedies

The box office performance of "Observe and Report" this past weekend proves that subversive comedies usually have a way harder time finding an audience than a nice, family-friendly picture, even when that movie stars Seth Rogen. Funny thing is, subversive comedies often make a bigger impact and ... Continue reading

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Big 12 is KU’s to lose next hoops season

With the announcement that Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich will return to Kansas University next season, the Jayhawks could have two first-team All-Americans in their 2009-2010 starting lineup. As a result, Kansas should be a top-three preseason squad next season. Maybe even No. 1, should the Jayhawks ... Continue reading

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Welcome to Harper’s Island

Episode one: In which Kohl’s targets the wrong demographic; “Mystic Pizza” is inspiration, and “Point Pleasant” actors are resurrected post-apocalyptic Fox cancellation. Opening scene: Champagne on a yacht, upbeat music and women sporting trendy spring dresses. You know, just like an Easter weekend department store ad. Or ... Continue reading

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Confessions of a bike geek

At some point, cycling stops being cool. First bikes are cool. Being able to ride to your friends’ houses or the swimming pool is cool. Jumping curbs is cool. Then cars enter the picture, and anybody old enough to drive who still gets around by bike loses ... Continue reading

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Luna Moth knows it is spring

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Apr/13/IMG_1252.jpg Luna moth, Moon moth, scientific name Actias Luna, this beautiful creature has many names. Information found on the web site All About Luna Moths tells me the Luna moth has no mouth. Its larva like hickory and walnut leaves but the adult lifespan is short. Luna ... Continue reading

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Dakotah - Easter on the Trail

!http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Apr/12/Easter_Sunrise_-_2009_III.JPG (Photo by Chuck Edwards) Susanville, California is, by any stretch of the imagination, a small high-desert town in the northeast corner of California. Aside from a few notable people in the Ultimate Fighting Championship league and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) community (Frank and Ken Shamrock), Susanville’s ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 4/12/2009

Previous: IPS 4/5/2009 Next:IPS 4/19/2009 You may have noticed that there are fewer windows and doors in recent posts. I understand the great artists have "periods" that they go through in their artistic development. I like to think I'm entering my "Rocks" period. My wife agrees, she ... Continue reading

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Black Jack battlefield

My walk Saturday began with a pair of seemingly bad omens. I arrived at the Ivan Boyd only to find it a freshly burned moonscape. I quickly crunched my way through the ash and over the Black Jack, only to find this fellow closely monitoring my movements ... Continue reading

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Easter Saturday Tulips

I never used to be a big fan of tulips and I don't like a lot of the fancy varieties on the market. This year my simple red tulips have done very well. You have to watch them over a number of days as the open up ... Continue reading

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Paella Primavera

This year, I am revamping my back yard garden. Last year, it was our “ghetto garden”, encircled with chicken wire that was supported by broken twigs. This year, I’ll have three beautiful raised beds, separated by garden pavers on which I intend to meander thoughtfully. I am ... Continue reading

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What’s this weather going to do?

My paternal grandfather was a colorful character, and he frequently uttered phrases that matched his character. I don’t recall ever hearing him curse, but he had a “hrumph” that spoke volumes. Among his favorite exclamations were “The Dickens!” and “What in the Sam Hill … .” The ... Continue reading

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Alternative OTS

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“Observe and Report” an original vision, funnier in theory

[two and a half stars] If you like your comedy without any sugar or cream then you’re at least in the ballpark of people who may appreciate the humor in “Observe and Report,” a comedy that is alternately laugh-out-loud shocking and flat-out baffling. A minor character sums ... Continue reading

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Severe Weather Staying South

The weather is very active to our south, but we are spared from the nasty weather here. I don't remember seeing so many active tornado warnings on one map in quite some time. There are four active tornado warnings in Missouri, and another four tornado warnings going ... Continue reading

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I’ll Hot Cross Your Buns

The hot cross bun (heh, I said bun) is a traditional Easter food, and if you're really rigid you'll eat it as God intended, on Good Friday. But I don't really get that, as I think they're FABULOUS anytime. Also, I love food that is unique to ... Continue reading