Category Archives: Entertainment

From Fruits and Nuts to Dreamland

While walking a golf course in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in mid-May, the mother of a golfer from Southern Charleston University struck up a conversation with me. Filled with pride over her son and the school playing in the NCAA Men’s Golf … Continue reading

Posted in America, Entertainment, Environment, Food, History, Kansas Athletics, Music, Photography, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Images: Volume One, Week 22

Many assignments from my newspaper days at first glance seemed sure to be boring. In January of 1976, I was unsure of what to expect from an assignment to photograph a dance instructor – alone in his studio. When I walked into … Continue reading

Posted in America, Entertainment, Friends, Journalism, Photography, Topeka | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Images – Volume 1, Week 19

Every summer when Laura and I walk into the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, we stand in awe looking at a long graphic marking of one of the greatest achievements in sports history. Stretching across the floor in the Visitor’s … Continue reading

Posted in America, Entertainment, History, Journalism, Photography, Sports, Track & Field, Travel, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Images – Volume 1, Week 18

Tonight, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will climb into the ring in Las Vegas for a huge payday. For a brief time, boxing is again in the consciousness of America. Pay-Per-View sales will be huge. Celebrities from all over the … Continue reading

Posted in America, Boxing, Entertainment, Friends, History, Photography, Sports | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

A Job Well Done

Erik Ashel is a young, talented and hard-working videographer and producer with Time-Warner Sports in Kansas City. Laura and I knew this even before he approached us about doing the video you see with this post. However, our appreciation of … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Kansas Athletics, Photography, Sports | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Images – Volume 1, Week 9

When Heartland Park Topeka opened in 1989, the planned scope of the multi-sport motor sports facility seemed destined to make the Capital city of Kansas the capital of automobile racing in the midwest for decades to come. With a world-class road circuit and … Continue reading

Posted in America, Entertainment, Kansas, Photography, Sports, Topeka | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Songs In My Heart

Happy anniversary, Laura. Tonight, we will celebrate another year of an amazing marriage, in our very special way. Our 13th. I know you would be happy for me to just express my love to you in private, but you also … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Belief, Entertainment, Laura Jacobsen, Music, Photography | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments