Category Archives: Food

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

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Images: Volume 1, Week 46

The scene in this week’s picture depicts something completely foreign to me. Tailgating is a Saturday or Sunday ritual I have never really participated in even though I have attended countless college and professional football games over the past 46 … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 26

No matter how many years I spend in Kansas, I never tire of the slow dance the winter wheat provides as it gently bobs and weaves with the June winds. Part of my newspaper life in Topeka always included a search for … Continue reading

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Crossing the Mighty Mississippi

Soon after the NCAA announced the men’s basketball bracket, an idea came to me that Laura and I could have fun doing a comparative taste test of the greatest barbecue America has to offer. We are fairly well versed in Kansas … Continue reading

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Devouring the Green

With recent travels and photography work, I am well behind in sharing a few delights found along the way. As I walked into Kellys Brew Pub in Albuquerque two Friday’s ago, the wait staff was busy setting up extra tables and … Continue reading

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California Dreaming

As the KU women’s volleyball team erupted two weeks ago in joy over their selection to play in the NCAA Championship, the camera held to my eye covered portions of my smiling face. While the team celebrated over hosting the … Continue reading

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Our Kind Of Town – Chicago

Shortly after Laura and I arrived in downtown Chicago on a recent Sunday night, masses of people filled the sidewalks. The 2013 NHL Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks finished off Edmonton 5-4. Fans happily made their way home all decked … Continue reading

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Something So Weird, Yet So Right

Occasionally, someone in Lawrence will walk by wearing a “Keep Lawrence Weird” shirt. Wistfully, the wearer longs for the days when hippie counter-culture ruled the small college town. As wonderful as that feeling was at the time, such thoughts today … Continue reading

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Truckin’

There were times in Laura’s and my life when getting up for an insanely early morning flight meant never going to bed. We would have just kept on Truckin’ as the Grateful Dead once sang. Those days are long gone, … Continue reading

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Stop Me If You Have Heard This One

Stop me if you have heard this one. Two men walk into a bar and yell, “Who wants some bacon-wrapped Lil’ Smokies? Even though that seems to be the start to a really good joke, there is no punch line. Do … Continue reading

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