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Updated Jan 29, 2015 at 10:07 PM

When I found dad in his bedroom closet, fumbling through his suits, I knew our lives had changed. All I could see was a man who had lost his wife of 57 years, trying to figure out why he was alone and what he was supposed to do next.

Updated Jan 28, 2015 at 11:01 PM

As there is no dearth of topics to explore in my monthly columns, I seldom return to the same subject.This is an exception.

Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 11:19 PM

Three things happened on this date in three different wars over about an 80-year period. Two I was aware of, but the third one was new to me.

Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 10:53 PM

The topic of today's column was a shocker, and proved once again the changing winds of international diplomacy and warfare.

Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 10:15 PM

When Sam Brownback became governor in 2010, he announced that he was going to launch a bold new experiment here in Kansas.

Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 10:07 PM

If I am not mistaken, I believe the majority of the XL pipeline has already been built except for the portion across Nebraska.

Updated Jan 21, 2015 at 10:20 PM

Old man winter took a break from breathing arctic air down our way and the glorious sun shone for several days this week.

Updated Jan 21, 2015 at 8:33 AM

The pomp. The pageantry. The politics. The promises. The participants.

Updated Jan 20, 2015 at 9:33 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently completed the study on one of the plans to divert Missouri River water across Kansas and apparently the costs are pretty high.

Updated Jan 20, 2015 at 9:27 PM

Cold, snowy conditions will arrive sometime this winter. For those who like to get out in the cold and hike or romp in the snow, there are certain dog breeds that make the best snow companions. All are sturdily built animals with thick, double...

Updated Jan 20, 2015 at 9:18 PM

In a few months the sesquicentennial of the Civil War will end. I've visited all the major battlefields of that war, met one veteran who fought in it and thought I knew a bit about it.

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