Category Archives: Sports

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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Images: Volume 1, Week 48

The previous look at a football game between Kansas and Kansas State dealt with futility. This story, on the game played between the teams on November 9, 1996, is about ability. Kansas State came to Lawrence ranked No. 13. They … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 47

This Saturday, when Kansas and Kansas State meet in Memorial Stadium, one team will be fighting to avoid a winless season. The other will be fighting for their bowl life. Neither team met their hopes or expectations for the season. … 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 44 & 45

High school sports are in one word – beautiful. For the most part, there remains a pureness in the hearts of the coaches and players that reveals itself in wonderful photographs. If only photographers took the time to delve deeply … 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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