Category Archives: Topeka

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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Images: Volume 1, Week 43

Last Sunday, Laura and I arrived at the KU rowing boathouse in Lawrence’s Burcham Park. The facility sits along the Kansas River just north of downtown. We were photographing the annual Jayhawk Jamboree, an afternoon-long rowing event for men and women with … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 41

This week’s Images celebrates a Kansas legend, Alf Landon. Twenty eight years ago today, Landon passed away at the age of 100. The Republican Party’s nominee for the President of the United States, Landon run against President Franklin Roosevelt in 1936. … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 34

The news that former President Jimmy Carter suffers from extensive cancer that has spread to his brain saddens me greatly. Since the day Carter and his wife Rosalynn came to Topeka on March 2, 1975, I have been a Carter supporter. … 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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Images: Volume 1, Week 25

When I left Topeka for Phoenix in August 1979, the fitness craze had yet to take off in the city. Small niches ran, cycled, swam or played tennis. Yet those groups remained on the fringe. In August 1983, I returned to find runners … Continue reading

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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

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