Category Archives: Laura Jacobsen

Our Help For The Helpless

A new-born child took his first breath in a stable on Christmas Day, 2,016 years ago. The story of the birth of Jesus, recounted in the Gospel of Luke, is one known to every Christian since childhood. That scene depicted … Continue reading

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The Ride of the New Valkyries

Should you ever hear The Ride of the Valkyries booming from speakers in Lawrence, Topeka and even Kansas City, be warned. Remember the scene in Apocalypse Now when a squadron of helicopters swept in with loud speakers booming out Wagner’s classical … Continue reading

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Bird’s Eye View of the Sports Photography Workshop

The eye of the Jayhawk, KU’s beloved mascot, inspired the first part of the title for this post. The photographic feature in Rock Chalk Weekly has become my great photographic challenge and love. For two years, Kansas Athletics has published the weekly … Continue reading

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Some Time It Just Bleeds You

A friend and subscriber to this blog approached me at a KU track & field meet saying, “I can tell you must be really busy because you haven’t written a blog in a long time.” That certainly is the truth. … 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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The Dark Secret of Our Household

Where did we go wrong?  You try to raise your children well. You teach them. You encourage them. You gently guide them, all with the hope the children you love so much will turn out to be happy, well-adjusted and productive … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 27

As the sun comes up on everyone’s July 4th holiday celebrations here in the United States, Laura and I begin our three-week celebration of what we believe to be the greatest athletic event and grand spectacle in the world, the Tour de … Continue reading

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