Staff blogs

  • AllisonMiles

    Gift giving doesn't always have to break the bank

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    I'm not sure about the rest of you out there, but when the holiday season rolls around for me, it means a little stricter budget, fewer meals out and renting movies instead of a trip to the theater. Newsflash for ...

  • dtewes

    Warm, Dry Winter Still on Tap

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

       Don't expect to see many bouts this winter of rainy cold spells like the one over the Thanksgiving weekend.   The government's final winter weather outlook is out and forecasters are still calling for it to be drier and ...

  • ChrisCobler

    I don't know Roy Ortolon..

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    ... but I find his work exciting and full of possibilities. Mr. Ortolon posted a simple story and two photos about Edna honoring one of its own. Our new Web site is all about trying to combine the efforts of ...

  • AprillBrandon

    No more Numa Numa?

    By AprillBrandon in Pop Goes the Culture

    Remember the chubby adolescent sitting at his computer desk, dancing his little heart out to some weird German song? (Oh, come on people, it was only back in 2004). Commonly referred to as the Numa Numa Dance, the homemade video ...

  • AllisonMiles

    I'm not sure I buy it ...

    By AllisonMiles in Business Notebook

    To this day, I still wonder: how do we know no two snowflakes are alike? It seems sort of absurd to assume that no snowflake has its carbon copy twin floating gracefully to ground somewhere in the world. I mean, how ...

  • BeckyCooper

    Welcome back sunshine

    By BeckyCooper in The Daily Commute

    It was so nice to drive to work this morning with the sun shining in on me and warming up the coolness of the morning air. Made it a little bit easier to head back to work after the long holiday weekend. Really glad ...

  • dtewes

    Looking for Mars

    By dtewes in Sky Watch

       A crisp, mostly clear sky tonight should make for fine viewing of the planet Mars.    The red planet has doubled in brightness over the past month and is easy to spot among the other heavenly bodies. It should ...

  • ALongLook

    Where to write

    By ALongLook in The Write Stuff

    I remember working in a bookstore in Dallas, and on my lunch break going to the nearby cafe. I'd sit there, watch people go by and write in my notebook. I wrote several poems once waiting on a ride in ...

  • ChrisCobler

    Dreams dashed -- KU loses shot at national championship

    By ChrisCobler in Your Advocate: an editor's blog

    My son and I gobbled up popcorn and settled in last night to watch my alma mater extend its perfect season. We were primed to buy tickets to next week's Big 12 championship game in San Antonio. Alas, our hated rivals, ...

  • mikeforman

    Heisman Time

    By mikeforman in Forman Flashes

    My Heisman Trophy vote is due soon. I have some ideas on who will get my vote but I want to hear yours. Speak now or forever hold your peace. Send me your suggestions to I can't promise that ...

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