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Rally the fans to watch #ksleg

I want all of the football, basketball, hockey, curling, and whist fans out there to consider the Kansas legislative session a "season" like any other ...


Gordon Parks - a wonderful article, and photographs, but a missed opportunity for the Spencer Museum of Art

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Gorden Parks - A wonderful article in the New York Times, but a missed opportunity for the Spencer Museum of Art and the Edwin A. ...


The Meaning of Christmas

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Christmas has many meanings People forget that not everyone has a place to live or experiences Christmas in a positive way. The following video, posted ...


My first hearing of the King’s College Choir

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My first hearing of the King's College Choir When I was a student at the University of Kansas, I was tuning in one Christmas Eve ...



This afternoon I noticed an article that to me is of considerable interest (see below). It addresses the issue of prejudice and might just surprise ...

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What and where is this?

Somewhere in Douglas County

I used to post photos of out of the way places in this blog. Today I ran across something that was unexpected. Since it is ...


Round 2 of the United Disk Golf Championship streaming live this weekend

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Round 2 of the United States Disk Golf Championship also streams live Not only is the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival streaming llve from San Francisco ...


It’s streamed live today (Friday) through Sunday, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

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Completely free-Streamed live today through Sunday from Golden Gate Park The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival is being streamed live today through Sunday, from Golden Gate ...

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Festival of Dangerous Ideas, including the future of newspapers, streamed live from Sydney, Australia

Festival of Dangerous Ideas from Sydney, Australia The festival is streamed live from Sydney. You may click on the current streaming, which is indicated with ...


Day 3 of the African Summit

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Day 3. A review of the results of the African summit will come in a few days Ebrahima Mbowe from The Gambia and I will ...


Day 2 of the African Summit at the Whitehouse

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President Obama greets young Africans to the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Day 2 of the Africa Summit President Obama gives a toast: Clarence ...


Fear clouds your thinking

How do you prove orbits are elliptical to someone who does not know calculus? Sir Isaac Newton invented calculus in order to prove it. (Yeah, ...


Day 1 (Monday) of the African Summit

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President Jacob Zuma of South Africa Leaders of African states, and protestors, show up for the African summit There is not too much detail available ...


The day before the African summit

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A member of the Army's 3rd infantry regiment holds the Cameroon flag ready as he prepares for the visit of the Cameroon president Most leaders ...


The African Summit begins!

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African summit includes almost all the leaders of Africa The first session opens in Washington, D.C., on Monday ( tomorrow). I want to wish each ...


Live- Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower - from Slooh Observatory

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Live from Prescott Observatory in Arizona Here is the delta aquarids meteor shower!


Mandela Day - July 18, 2014

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Today is Mandela's birthday. It's hard to believe that so much time has gone by from the day when Africa's great leader died. Every year, ...


Good bye to Brazil … they did a great job hosting the World Cup! - and - it’s time Americans learned more about the rest of the world

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Brazil takes on a new role in the South American hemisphere Unfortunately, most Americans know very little about the real Brazil - how much of ...

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No inexpensive online education at KU

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Starbucks helps their employees with an education The following article in today's New York Times (June 15th, 2014) suggests that Starbucks has a great idea ...


Africa Rising - Conference and Videos

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Government of Mozambique and IMF An unusual conference, Africa Rising, is taking place this week in Maputo, Mozambique (May 29-30). The goal is to share ...