Fred Whitehead Jr. (Yeoman2)

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Weekend Picks: 9 Del grand opening party; 'True West' (again); sci-fi book signings; PorchFest KC; Richard's Rock Camp concert; The Melvins

Hope all of you folks have a good time down by the railroad tracks. There ARE trains on those tracks, with HORNS yet!! Amtrak comes through before dawn,twice, no need for alarm clocks here! Great location!

No one else with any sanity in their mind would put dwellings that close to a rail yard. I don't know anyone who needs "rent control" who can afford $800.00 rent........ Happy sleeping!!

June 12, 2015 at 11:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Outdoor sculpture exhibition invites public to engage with art

Well,,,,,,,,,,with the expectation of being skewered by the "art community", let me just say this.

Some folks just do not have much genuine. productive motivation. Art indeed! in most communities these "art objects" would be hauled to the dump by the sanitation workers.

May 31, 2015 at 1 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Behind the Lens: How to survive a court-storming

If my memory serves me well, I believe that this business of "court storming" has been going on for many years. It happened when I was in college, and that is a long time ago.

So why is it such an inflammatory issue here today? Well, the incident at the KU loss to K-State was pretty scary, not to be unexpected. But could there be a bit of hatred and discontent with Kansas State University in general because of the animosity that exists between two competing institutions?

I wonder.

March 1, 2015 at 11:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Vinyl addicts unite: the lasting culture of record collecting

I too am a holder of many vinyl editions. Being a music major in college, and having a great love for all the classical music records, I still have a great collection of records. I even still have some old 78 rpm very fragile records.

The main problem that this article does not touch on is the means to play these records. There are very few companies still manufacturing record players and maintaining old units is becoming difficult. Needles wear out or get damaged and finding replacements in a town like Lawrence is a real problem.

I still have a large collection of RCA Red Seal classic music as well as nearly all the ABBA albums. Most of those have been re-released on CD. My Japanese-made Victor record turntable still works with some maintenance and I hope to keep it running. I still enjoy these records although the new CDs are a lot more easy to store and do not wear out.

July 6, 2014 at 12:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence resident is world air guitar champ

I have a degree in music education. I can play professionally several instruments.

To me, this is a silly pastime.

August 24, 2013 at 5:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence resident is world air guitar champ

Hmmmm. Should I comment? Why not?


I guess it is another slow news day, what with the gas attacks in Syria and some idiot army man who wants to be women after being convicted of being a traitor.

Gotta have something for the front page!!

Air guitar!! Really! Why don't those folks spend their time really learning how to play a musical instrument rather that engaging in this silly pastime.??

August 24, 2013 at 11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Memoir chronicles author’s battle between religion, sexual preferences

George, other than the fact that I am not gay, we are soul mates. I was wondering if I was the only one who felt this way. I have never really adopted all the stuff that "Christians" have been claiming for many years now. This does not mean I am opposed to it or want to see it gone, just that I do not buy the guy with a long beard sitting on a cloud passing out blessings and thunderbolts. I do believe that there is some power (perhaps "divine") in the universe, all that we see in the universe is simply not understood by us humans, We have formulated the "big band" theory. It is as good an explanation as any, but in the final assessment, we really do not know how it all came about.

Prayer has always been a curious issues, I know that very good and kind people believe devoutely in this, but it has never been on my list of things to do. The Lutherans tried to tell me all the stuff about how we are all born sinners, and I roundly do not believe that. We are born fresh, new and totally unprepared to enter the world of today. Christ supposedly said (if you like to believe the 1611 King James Bible) that "I am the way and the light". I do not have any problem with following the teachings of Christ, I believe that the truth that is presented here is far more ligitimate as a truth of our humanity.

Today's organized religion has a habit of fabricating things that no one who wrote or translated the scriptures in the Bible had any intention of advocating, but the Religious Reich running for Republican offices has a field day bashing and trashing those of us who do not buy into their religious fraud.

I like you, have tried a number of different churches, and used to work in a profession that had me in contact with many different church denominations. But I like you, am still a "doubting Thomas". Sorry JC.

September 3, 2012 at 11:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Memoir chronicles author’s battle between religion, sexual preferences

Over my last 68 years I have come to an unalterable conclusion.

Most all churches are social clubs. They are held together by filmy relitious "beliefs" that serve the purpose of exclusivity. "My God can kick the ass of your God" is the underlying attitude of many of these fabricated (by human beings) religions. The prejudice and bigotry against gay people is a simple "majority rules" notion of the allegedly "religious" crowd. Too bad that this incredibly indefensible attitude holds so much sway over seemingly intelligent people.

September 2, 2012 at 11:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Restaurants latch on to gluten-free craze

Just another fad to keep the bored great unwashed stressed and concerned.

August 9, 2012 at 9:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local musician Kristie Stremel records anti-Chick-fil-A song


You need to put the Blue Ribbon back in the fridge and go take a nap.

July 26, 2012 at 6 p.m. ( | suggest removal )