Category: Opinion

Whirlwind week was a good ride

Life is never dull around here. This past week has been a whirlwind for me. My Jayhawks pulled off one of the biggest miracle finishes in NCAA Final Four history, which I have watched over and over?not to mention all the articles and Web stuff I just had to read.

Plus, I took a bus ride to Des Moines this past Thursday under the guise of saving money and for the experience. I have never ridden the bus anywhere before.

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Letters (Week of April 16, 2008)

Downtown park a boon for community   A park in downtown Hillsboro (April 2 issue)? What a wonderful idea! Congratulations to members of the Tree Board for coming up with such a beautiful vision. I see this as a nice extension of the recent Main Street improvements and a benefit to downtown businesses, their owners and employees, customers, visitors and […]

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End of the trail

Maybe we?ve seen the end of the Central Kansas Conservancy in Marion County. The reception CKC representatives received at Monday?s county commission meeting would seem to suggest that rails-to-trails is derailed here. Even though the concept of developing a biking and walking trail along the abandoned railroad right-of-way from Marion to McPherson has a certain appeal, it seemed an unrealistic […]

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Final Four isn’t the final word, right?

As I compose this column Saturday, the Final Four basketball extravaganza has yet to begin. The front page of the Wichita Eagle carries this announcement: ?To bring you results from tonight?s Kansas-North Carolina game, delivery of some Sunday newspapers may be delayed.?

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Cure for chaos: coffee or oatmeal

?There is no hope for a civilization that starts each day to the sound of an alarm clock. ?Author unknown

Can we all get this straight already? Men think women are confusing. Kids think parents are hopeless. Women think men are self-absorbed. And then we second guess that and wonder if it?s just us.

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Sometimes you have to steam

My wife still reads my column. In the early days of the Free Press she read it before it went to press for some reason?now she just reads it in the paper.

I was informed that last week?s column was a little heavy and, after reading it again myself, I agreed. After a while things build up and you have to let off a little steam.

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Pork N Beings (Week of April 2, 2008)
Pork N Beings (Week of April 2, 2008)

Pork N Beings (Week of April 2, 2008)

porknbeings.jpg We have to go back. I think I left the iron on.

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Editorial: Madness

Madness? is a good word for the hype surrounding the NCAA Tournament. Right now, Kansas Jayhawk fans are still plugged in and ready to explode as their beloved heroes move into the sacred Final Four. As much as we enjoy the moment, we find ourselves stepping back every once in a while to see this crazy hullabaloo in perspective. The […]

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Letters (Week of April 2, 2008)

Watch out for NAFTA ?super highway?   Someone had an article about his dislike of Daylight Saving Time in the Free Press. I have to write about something that will destroy our United States of America and also destroy our beloved Kansas. Every day I see people walking around town as though they do not know the danger. Construction is […]

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Poetry not always so profound

I feel like I?ve been disillusioned. All of my life, I?ve been led to believe that poets were overly sensitive people who spend hours sitting in a dark room, meticulously putting their sensitive thoughts onto paper using sensitive words.

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