Monday, January 15, 2007

Kansas Guild of Bloggers

That's right, time again to sample the best in Kansas Blogging. So though it be dreary outside, stay by the fire with your laptop on your lap, or a cat on your lap and enjoy.

Some bloggers were lucky enough to travel. AJ at Bittersweet Life just returned from Louisiana including a brief foray into New Orleans. He also has links to New Orleans pictures from an earlier trip. On the other hand, the Prince of Thrift in Topeka is journeying to new frontiers of frugality, hoping to survive on one dollar a day for food and still eat healthy. Wisely he is limiting the experiment to 90 days. No mooching Kevin! In contrast, poor Happy in Bag is getting some bad service from an area Denny's. I wonder if Grand Slams trans fat.

While prowling around Lady Gunn's I found the Laws of Cat Physics. Finally cats explained. It is not from this week and posted from another blog, but I couldn't resist the chuckle. I also can't resist yet another in John B. 's rants about "collage students". Yes that is "collage students" and if you don't get it you need to visit his first rant about "collage students".

Of course no KGB is complete without political blogging and Red State Rabble is all over the antics of Phill Kline, the new Johnson County Prosecutor. With friends like Phill, who needs enemies? Red State Rabble does manage to find a bright side of sorts for having Phill in Johnson County.

On a more serious note Josh at Thoughts from Kansas posts a sermon by Martin Luther King Jr. that seems appropriate to me, given the current state of our nation.

In his sermon King says:

"As I have walked among the desperate, rejected, and angry young men, I have told them that Molotov cocktails and rifles would not solve their problems. I have tried to offer them my deepest compassion while maintaining my conviction that social change comes most meaningfully through nonviolent action. But they ask -- and rightly so -- what about Vietnam? They ask if our own nation wasn't using massive doses of violence to solve its problems, to bring about the changes it wanted."

Not much posting about the weather we have had in Kansas this week, though Gwynne at The Shallow End seems to have made out OK, getting to work at home. By the way, just in case you expect to find yourself at home EMAWKC has a prediction about which format HD DVD or Blu-Ray is going to win the video format war. I think you find his argument quite compelling.

And while we are on the subject of visuals, Bruce over at his blog reflects on Bible translation and I find that he and I have a fondness for the same translation of the Bible. Biblical meanings and what what science can or cannot know about God is a common theme for Josh over at Thoughts from Kansas and he accuses Intelligent Design proponents of making a mockery of traditional religion.

Finally my own contribution this week is a poem written as part of Poetry Thursday that has nothing to do with Kansas per say but is reminder that summer will come again, to which I will also link a very subtly related posting over at Blogmeridian about writing rubrics related to aesthetic appreciation- and we thought writing rubrics relating to diversity was hard.

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