Fort Scott Tribune blogs http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/ Recent blogs from the Fort Scott Tribune newspaper in Fort Scott, Kansas en-us What's the problem with hopping on the bandwagon? Nothing. (From the Bleachers by Scott Nuzum) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/nuzum/entry/60190 Sometime late last night or in the early-morning hours, I saw a Facebook post which said, essentially, that the poster would be glad when this World Series was over because then all those who have jumped on the Kansas City Royals bandwagon would get back off and the true fans could have their team back. His post was immediately pounced on by his friends and he later apologized for harboring that sort of feeling. ("Pounced" may be kind of harsh. "Gently corrected" might be better) But here's... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:38:30 -0500 Being an adult is boring, or is it? (Wanderlust, dreamer and yet still a realist. by Angelique McNaughton) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1728/entry/48076 At 25, I'd like to think of myself as fairly mature and ready for the next, grown-up chapters of my life. I've been on my own since I was basically 17 and have had at least some form of a job since I was around 13-years-old. "Bills" was a word I became familiar with at a fairly young age. After getting my first part-time job at 15, I began regularly paying my cell phone bill and have done so ever since. For more than 7 years I have fed, clothed and taken care of myself and continue to... Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:37:51 -0500 Adjusting (Wanderlust, dreamer and yet still a realist. by Angelique McNaughton) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1728/entry/47046 I'm about a month and a half into my first professional job as the schools and county reporter. So far, it's going pretty well. Structure works well for me and I love having something to do every single day, especially writing. I like to think I'm good at my job and I enjoy doing it. I've hung out with elementary kids, attended school board meetings and even visited a nuclear power plant. I get to take pictures and have a lot of freedom in what I do, which I love. As for the town and... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:04:01 -0500 The Hype, or is it? (Wanderlust, dreamer and yet still a realist. by Angelique McNaughton) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1728/entry/46850 Editors note: This is a blog that I wrote for my personal blog site, I am republishing it at the owner's permission (mine). The explosive power of social media has brought one viral video to more than 70 million pairs of eyes across the globe. For those of you who have yet to click on the link that has been popping up in your news and twitter feeds for the past two weeks, I am going to make a small attempt to explain the newest trending topic and the criticism while also expressing my... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:59:10 -0500 Oh the places you'll go! (Wanderlust, dreamer and yet still a realist. by Angelique McNaughton) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1728/entry/46642 I don't know what the rest of you did today, but I celebrated reading with more than 400 students at Winfield Scott Elementary school. It was an assignment for The Tribune but deep, down inside.... I really enjoyed it because it was about getting youngsters excited about words. Today, March 2nd, marks the annual celebration of Read Across America day. To pay homage to one of my favorite activities, reading, and childhood authors, Dr. Seuss, I decided to provide some background on the... Fri, 02 Mar 2012 19:29:55 -0600 Starting anew (Wanderlust, dreamer and yet still a realist. by Angelique McNaughton) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1728/entry/46344 You have to start somewhere, according to my mentor and former journalism professor. As I couldn't agree with him more, I am glad Fort Scott is where I will start. I joined The Tribune staff on Feb. 13 as a general assignment reporter and pretty much jumped right into the position. To say I was excited and nervous would be an understatement but that is what I think is the greatest part of the job- the unknown. Being a journalist is something I decided I wanted to pursue within my... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 19:24:10 -0600 We're not toys (The Dog's Blog by Belle: The Dog's Blog) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1426/entry/41037 I've been sneaking on the computer again recently when my human's not home. I've been looking on something called "Craigslist" in the "pets" section. I guess this is a place where other doggies go to adopt humans. Funny thing is, most of these ads appear to be written by people looking for pets. Seems as odd to me as having humans write their own blogs, but OK. But if these things really are written by humans instead of doggies, then I've seen a lot of something lately that bothers me: ads... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 23:13:09 -0500 Dear Deployment: I'm not ready yet (*Dear Deployment* by Katie Hueston) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/deardeployment/entry/40327 This is my first entry into this new blog. I decided to write this because my husband Justin is being deployed. We just attended his deployment ceremony last week and won't see him again before he deploys. He is currently still in the United States, finishing some pre-deployment training, but then he will be deployed to Africa for a year. We've known for a month and a half or more, but I'm still not ready. Can you ever be ready for a spouse to be deployed? I'll have to get back to you on that... Tue, 08 Mar 2011 14:44:56 -0600 Downside to technology (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/38693 I am a huge fan of technology, but there are some glaring downsides to it. Here are just a few that I have found: 1. Cell phones take away the ability to aggressively hang up on somebody. Lets say that a man and woman are arguing about who was supposed to take the trash out and the discussion get heated and one wants to hang up on the other, you know to send a message of disapproval. When a cell phone is being used, you're not sure if you lost the call, if you battery died, or what. The best... Wed, 08 Dec 2010 14:53:39 -0600 One Stripe, Two Stripe (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/36082 I'm not one to complain about improvements to Fort Scott, however, there is one thing that really bothers me. It may seem minor so some, but to me it is glaring at me everyday. How difficult is it to stripe a road? I don't have any experience running any of that equipment, but I would think that there would be some way to make sure that the double line down the center of a road each start and stop at the same place, or at least close to it. I know that a huge topic around the country is the... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 12:53:31 -0500 Ah, the joys of home ownership (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/34478 Monday evening my wife and I were exposed to the joys of being home owners. Up until then things had gone pretty well and we were almost done finishing the rooms to make them our own. Yes, things were grand, until Monday. I was leaving work at about 4 p.m. when I called my wife to let her know I was on my way home. I left a little early to help her set up for the kindergarten music program in Nevada. As I am talking to her she asks, "Is the hot water heater supposed to be making a dripping... Thu, 22 Apr 2010 09:08:43 -0500 Doggie stereotypes (The Dog's Blog by Belle: The Dog's Blog) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1426/entry/34187 First, hello to the ladies at the Animal Care Center. They've said they miss my blogs. Second, if I may take a minute or two, I have something I'd like to write about. I guess there's this scene in a movie called "Up" where the humans meet a doggie and the doggie is distracted by a squirrel. I guess this scene is supposed to be really funny. But I disagree. It perpetuates a stereotype that dogs are easily --- Hey, human! What's that you're eating? Can I have some?... Wed, 07 Apr 2010 12:01:27 -0500 Kansas Gov. contradictory stances on smoking (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/33471 Back in January, Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson made some bold statements during the State of the State Address. He made two statements that, to me, seem to be quite contradictory. The first being a statement to increase the sales tax on cigarettes as an effort to cut into the state's $400 million budget deficit; and the second being a call for a state-wide smoking ban. Let me make it clear before this get too far that I am not a smoker, I have never been a smoker, and I do not plan to start... Tue, 02 Mar 2010 08:52:54 -0600 I have a sister! (The Dog's Blog by Belle: The Dog's Blog) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1426/entry/32389 I guess how it happened one day was that my human's roommate called my human and asked him how to get to Columbus. She had seen a puppy on this computer thing and decided that she wanted to pick it up. A few hours later my human's roommate was back from Columbus with a brown and white puppy. She brought her home and the next thing I knew, I had a sister! Or is it step-sister? You know, since I have one human and now the roommate belonged to this pup. I wondered if the pup was old... Thu, 07 Jan 2010 02:38:38 -0600 Resolve to meet goals (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/32333 I am not the type to make New Year's Resolutions, but this year I have made one ... achieve my goals. A goal is something that can be worked toward, whereas a resolution is more of just a statement. This is kind of a backward way of looking at it ... most people make a resolution and stick with if for a few weeks then forget about it. In 2010, I have set the following goals: * Increase the amount of photography in my life * Lose 50 pounds * Clean the house and do the dishes more often *... Mon, 04 Jan 2010 17:32:01 -0600 A dream to remember (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/31445 I don't know why, but I have not been having many dreams lately. In fact, until this morning I couldn't remember the last dream I had ... well that changed and boy was it a doozy. I just have to tell the world about it. For some unknown reason my dream began with me walking onto the property where Adam LaRoche lives. It was a picturesque autumn morning in the Midwest. There were three gentlemen each sitting on the tailgate of a pick-up truck singing songs to groups of high school students... Wed, 18 Nov 2009 11:35:55 -0600 To buy a car or to go to the World Series ... that is the question. (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/31149 On my way to work this morning I heard that there are still tickets available for tonight Game six of the World Series with the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies. Two tickets were mentioned on the air as being located behind the Yankees' dugout at the price of $25,000 ... each. Know that nearly everything about the Yankees is outrageous, I decided to investigate to see just what kind of tickets were available for tonight's game. So I went to the Yankee's website and clicked on the... Wed, 04 Nov 2009 09:33:26 -0600 Michael Pommier is writing a blog (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/30630 It has been used to deliver well wishes, say happy birthday, display frustrations, tell friends what you are doing every ten minutes, it is ... the Facebook status. I joined the social networking site when I was in college and I have witnessed the evolution of the Facebook status from one-a-day notices on who things are going to 15 minute updates on what your friends are doing. Seriously, I'm glad that my friends are keeping up proper dental hygiene but I don't need to know that they are... Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:23:41 -0500 Alpha dogs are made, not born (The Dog's Blog by Belle: The Dog's Blog) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1426/entry/29770 I'm not a fan of this Michael Vick person. Why should I be? What if those dogs he had been putting into fights had been my friends? Dogs are trained how to act by humans. When dogs are vicious, it's humans who made them that way. But humans sometimes train their dogs to do bad things without realizing it. A lot of times, it's because they mistake us for little humans. I've managed to con my human into believing that I want to snuggle up to him. Actually, I'm just trying to get up on the... Thu, 03 Sep 2009 18:41:35 -0500 NFL vs. the economy (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/29551 Apparently some people don't know the current economic state of our counrty. Either that, or Former Texas Tech wide received Michael Crabtree failed economics. Crabtree was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 10th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft when the Oakland Raiders selected Darrius Heyward-Bey seventh overall. Pre-draft talks stating Crabtree was a better receiver than Heyward-Bey, I guess, gave Crabtree the impression that he was worth more than $23.5 million ... guaranteed... Tue, 25 Aug 2009 21:19:07 -0500 Why do humans run away? (The Dog's Blog by Belle: The Dog's Blog) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1426/entry/29005 I was sitting at my house one day, lying on the back of my couch looking out my window when my human comes back from work. Even though he's usually not back until after midnight, he stays awake for a while, no matter how much I try to coax him to go to bed. So I take him out for a walk, hoping it will wear him down a little. Sometimes, I just walk him around in the vacant lot next door to us. Sometimes, I take him across the street to meet my neighbors, Coco and Oreo, who happened to live in... Thu, 30 Jul 2009 22:18:07 -0500 Does Rose mean the end for Selig? (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/28917 ESPN reported earlier today that Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is seriously considering the idea of lifting Pete Rose's life-time ban from baseball. Many sports writers and columnists are now typing away to express their opinion either for Rose or against Rose, I'm not. I will say that Rose has made it difficult to be elected into the Hall of Fame if the ban is lifted, however it is a likely possibility. In addition, I am not old enough to remember Rose's playing days and form... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 11:59:37 -0500 First entry: Taking my human on vacation. (The Dog's Blog by Belle: The Dog's Blog) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1426/entry/28703 I got to go on vacation last week and so I got in the back seat of my car and pursuaded my human to drive anywhere he wanted to go (I know you're not supposed to let the human lead but I figured he had a better idea where he was going than I did). As it turned out, he took me to the dogs that own his parents. Chip is a dachshund-chihuahua mix and Sugar and Cookie are poodles. There was also one of those evil cats, who the humans called "Mama Kitty." I guess I was lucky I was pre-named at... Thu, 16 Jul 2009 01:06:51 -0500 Hot dog of a lunch (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/28099 Last week I wrote an article about the hot dog cart run by Bob and Raylene Dennis, and today I decided to take the three block walk from The Tribune to his cart and partake in a polish sausage with kraut. I have made it no secret that hot dogs are my favorite food. I'm pretty sure that I could eat hot dogs everyday for the rest of my life. I don't know everything that goes into making a hot dog and to be entirely honest with you ... I don't care! I thought that for less than $5, I couldn't... Mon, 15 Jun 2009 18:40:16 -0500 Life's adventures and pleasures (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/28020 My fiancÚ and I just bought a house. We have been spending the last week and a half painting and moving all on top of planning for our wedding in two and a half weeks. The whole process of buying a home was very stressful for us. We dealt with a seller who wanted to sell and an agent who wanted more money (not our agent). On top of that we dealt with a mortgage lender who was very unaccommodating, whose office was in Branson, and would not answer her phone when we called. I fully expected... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 21:30:50 -0500 She's an awesome wife (Trying Not To Drop My Camera... Again by Kenny Felt) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/kennyfelt/entry/27842 June 3, 2006 Three years ago I married the most beautiful bride anyone's ever seen. As a photographer who shoots weddings, I've seen quite a few. My bride, however, takes the cake for looking the best in a wedding dress. She did, in fact, take the cake and smear it in my face...that's how awesome she was then and still is today. June 3, 2009 Today is our third wedding anniversary. It's pretty remarkable that someone has put up with me for me this long. Counting the years we have dated, we... Wed, 03 Jun 2009 15:03:09 -0500 Meet Belle (From the Bleachers by Scott Nuzum) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/nuzum/entry/27797 I've done a lot of things since February 23, but I don't think any of them can top the feeling I have after what I did on Saturday. While I was in Pittsburg with one of my friends, we stopped and looked at some bulldog pups. They were awesome but not $900 worth of awesome. Seriously, the guy selling them out of the back of his truck expected people to pull up and just happen to have 900 bucks to plop down? I've been wanting a dog for a long, long time (I couldn't because I lived in an... Tue, 02 Jun 2009 17:57:46 -0500 Left speechless (Trying Not To Drop My Camera... Again by Kenny Felt) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/kennyfelt/entry/26662 Though only 26 years of age I've seen some things that left me nearly speechless. I've seen car wrecks, house fires, natural disasters, and all the other things that a person never wants to say they were witness to. I've cried, laughed, vomited, passed out, etc. etc. from the things I've been witness to. Never have I really been speechless ... those of you who know me, know that I never shut up. Today, though, was one of those days that provided a glimpse into the stupider side of man.... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 21:25:59 -0500 Meat loaf and a corkscrew (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/25983 I don't claim to be Bobby Flay or anything, but I like to think I know my way around the kitchen. I enjoy cooking and experimenting with different flavor combinations to see what I can create. Sunday evening I decided I was going to try my first crack at a meat loaf, sounds simple enough. Now, I can't just stop at a meat loaf, I have to add mashed potatoes, gravy, and corn. Coming from a larger family, I would cook a lot of food, not just enough for two people. I was smart to call my mother... Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:23:05 -0500 World Baseball Classic (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/25909 It is no secret that I am a fan of baseball. There is something about going to the ballpark and watching a game ... even if it is the Royals ... that just puts a smile on my face. As many of you probably don't know, there is an international baseball tournament going on called the World Baseball Classic, a.k.a. the WBC. This tournament embodies that which is great about the growing culture of baseball. The WBC was created by Major League Baseball when the International Olympic Committee... Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:43:52 -0500 Will you watch the Watchmen? (From the Bleachers by Scott Nuzum) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/nuzum/entry/25542 I don't blog much. I get busy. Really busy. I also don't blog because I don't believe in blogging for the sake of blogging. I feel I should blog only when I feel something is important enough to bring to readers' attention. Lacking that, I'm going to blog about the Watchmen movie, which comes out Friday (March 6). In many cases, a book is turned into a movie. "Watchmen" was a series of comic books in the mid-1980s that was reprinted in one volume in the format now known as the graphic... Wed, 04 Mar 2009 23:43:12 -0600 Minimum wage = negative impact (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/25541 In my opinion the change in minimum wage couldn't happen at a worse time. In a few months the federal minimum wage will be increased to $7.25 per hour, which could cause a severely negative impact on the already deteriorating economy. I'm all for paying people a more reasonable amount for their work but I'm afraid the current economic situation plus the consequences of an increased minimum wage will equal bad news. The concept of an increased minimum wage is very noble and the action is... Wed, 04 Mar 2009 18:12:16 -0600 (Feb. 20, 2009) Pic's pick of the week (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/25006 This weeks pic of the week was featured in the Wednesday edition of The Tribune with the article titled "Family escapes house fire unharmed". The photo was taken by Rayma Silvers. Call me a pyro, weird, whatever but I am a fan of photos that involve fire or fire damage. Don't get me wrong, I do care about the people who have lost items due to the fire, but such an event lends to true emotion from the subjects. For me the thing that makes the picture a photograph is the use of the doorway. In... Fri, 20 Feb 2009 09:19:14 -0600 (Feb. 13, 2009) Pic's pick of the week (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/24858 This week's photo is a special photo. It was shot by Kathleen Hinkel who is a photographer from Vancouver, BC, Canada. I had the opportunity to talk to the photographer through e-mail to get a little information. This photo was taken in 2004 in a California ghost town known as Bodie. If you notice the corners seem to have been clipped as if the shutter was broken or the photo was shot through an opening of some sort. Well those corners, according to the photographer, were intentional. Hinkel... Fri, 13 Feb 2009 14:49:53 -0600 I'm getting married whether you like it or not (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/24828 There is something that has been eating me inside for a couple months now. That is the constant negativity surrounding me and my decision to get married. Ever since I decided that I wanted to get married, even before I proposed, people around me have been trying to talk me out of it. I have had people tell me, "you're making a huge mistake" or "being married is great for the first couple years." Frankly I'm sick of it. I firmly stand by my decision to get married to the woman of my... Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:56:31 -0600 (Feb. 6, 2009) Pic's pick of the week (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/24696 This week's photo was taken by Katie Hueston and appeared in Thursday's edition of The Fort Scott Tribune. The reason I like this photo is not so much because it went well with the story, but because of its composition. I know that often times I stumble across a good photo without really trying to plan and compose the shot. I wasn't with Katie at the time, so I don't know if this was the case. The composition of this photo tells a story. The story of a some what rundown park. The purpose of... Fri, 06 Feb 2009 15:01:51 -0600 McGwire and Sosa in Cooperstown (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/24675 Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa should be in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. I know, I know McGwire may or may not have used performance enhancing drugs, and Sosa had the whole deal with the corked bat, but seriously I think what they did for the game of baseball should out weigh their mistakes. The popularity of baseball was at an all-time low after the strike-shortened 1994 season. The NFL was growing more popular everyday, as was the NBA, but baseball was no longer "America's favorite... Thu, 05 Feb 2009 17:19:47 -0600 (Jan. 30, 2009) Pic's Pick of the Week (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/24571 This week's photo is a photo I took. This photo appeared on the front page of Friday's edition of The Tribune as part of a photo illustration. Every once in a while you get conditions that are just perfect for a photo. I wanted to take a photo of the sign in front of the fort but I wasn't sure how it would look. I came up with the simple first step of laying on my stomach on the ground so that the focus of the photo wasn't the bricks. Personally I am a big fan of lines in a photo, especially... Fri, 30 Jan 2009 12:25:11 -0600 (Jan. 23, 2009) Pic's pic of the week (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/24447 I am a subscriber to the MSNBC "The Week in Pictures". A link is sent to my e-mail where I can look at the week's featured photos from around the world. I was looking at the photos this morning when I came across the photo above that struck me as a great photo. To be selected to "The Week in Pictures" it has to be good but there was something special about this particular photo. Personally I am a big fan of photos that tell a story from a different point of view. This photo, taken by Jason... Fri, 23 Jan 2009 10:21:31 -0600 A bit of a policy change (From the Bleachers by Scott Nuzum) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/nuzum/entry/24115 Sometimes I don't get to see the game in person because of deadline issues. Last night (Tuesday, the 6th), this may have led to printing inaccurate stats in the paper. Although I know there are many of you who appreciate seeing the stats of all the basketball games, from this time on there will be reduced stats on games I don't personally attend in order to reduce the chance of an error appearing in the paper or on the Web site. The point totals in Tuesday's Tiger games appear to have... Wed, 07 Jan 2009 23:16:17 -0600 The Life of Opportunity (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/23068 The things that happen in a person's life are nothing short of amazing ... or at least I like to think so. Many people think of life changing events as have a child, getting married, or buying that first home. All of these thing are big life changing events, but what about those event that are not quite so big? Are they still just as life changing? I was excited the first time I paid rent. For some one who lived at home for as long as I did, paying bills was a whole new world. Paying bills... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 18:41:15 -0600 One year ago today (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/22793 Today, Dec. 15, is a very special day. The reason it is so special is because one year ago today I was in a vehicular accident. I was traveling down Interstate 44 on my way to Springfield when I lost control and wrecked my car. I was headed there because I was joining my girlfriend (now fiancÚ) at the wedding of her friend. The reason I was driving by myself and not with her is because she left the day before to help decorate the reception hall and attend the rehearsal. I probably would have... Mon, 15 Dec 2008 18:18:51 -0600 What Christmas Means to Me (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/22654 I often struggle with the amount of emphasis the general population puts on material gifts during Christmas. To me Christmas is a time of happiness and a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. To satisfy my curiosity I looked up the etymology of the word Christmas and I found that when broken down it means a festival of the Lord's Appointed ... Jesus Christ. Nowhere does it say that Christmas means spending an exorbitant amount of money or gauging how much people love you by how much... Tue, 09 Dec 2008 10:57:02 -0600 The Music Blog Series -- Part 1 (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/22261 I would like to try something different with my blogs. I would like announce that this blog will be the first of a series of blogs covering different aspects of the same topic. I call it the Music Blog Series. I love music! I love listening to music, I love playing music, I love singing, I love it all. I believe that my favorite type of music would be a toss up between barbershop and blues. The reason these are my favorites is because they both possess what I truly love about music ...... Wed, 19 Nov 2008 12:51:26 -0600 That's Change I can believe in (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/22024 I am a big fan of our government. Why you ask? Because it works. I am growing increasingly aggravated with people who assume that one person, i.e. the President, will make or break the country. In case you haven't been paying attention, the President is only one man. You see our government has a system of Checks and Balances set up so that no one branch of government can become too powerful. The legislative branch creates the laws, the judicial branch interprets the laws and the executive... Mon, 10 Nov 2008 09:30:09 -0600 D is for Dog (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/21962 I just wanted to personally thank Paris Hilton and all the other girls who want to be like her for turning man's best friend into an accessory. As if a $6,000 bracelet and a $3,000 ear rings aren't enough to go with your $5,000 dress that covers your naughty area and nothing else, you had to stoop down so low to use another living thing to make you look better. I'm not one of those people who says you should never wear fur. Wearing a fur coat is better that taking a dog with you everywhere.... Thu, 06 Nov 2008 20:49:28 -0600 But wait, there's EVEN more (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/21861 My worst nightmare has come true. I received an e-mail from my mother (Hi mom!) telling me that she read about Billy Mays getting his own television show. After reading this, I decided to do some further investigation. My results have come to determine that she is correct. Here is proof from the Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/18/AR2008081802508.html Mon, 03 Nov 2008 18:28:04 -0600 In the press box at Arrowhead (From the Bleachers by Scott Nuzum) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/nuzum/entry/21830 As write this, I am sitting in the press box at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs PR people aren't sure what the NFL policy on blogging is during games, so I thought I should get this out of the way before kickoff. It's 11:45 p.m. and the stadium appears to be half empty. Maybe there will be some who come in late, but I doubt the stadium will be full today. I've heard some Chiefs fans say for a while that the only way for Carl Peterson and Herm Edwards to "get the message" is to stop going to... Sun, 02 Nov 2008 11:47:18 -0600 But wait, there's more ... (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/21776 When I was younger I would love to stay up late and watch the ridiculous and sometimes down-right silly infomercials. I grew to become a big fan of nearly everything from the SpaceBag to the Magic Bullet to the millions of different workout tapes. I will preface the remainder of my blog with the fact that I do not watch that much television anymore, my viewing consists of DIY and SportsCenter. I used to think the reason I cut back on my television viewing was because I simply did not have the... Thu, 30 Oct 2008 17:47:28 -0500 What a legacy he left behind (Don't Look Down by Michael Pommier) http://www.fstribune.com/blogs/1268/entry/21612 Although I write for The Tribune, I am a photographer at heart. I find a great passion in capturing feelings, emotions, and action with a camera for the rest of the world to enjoy until the end of time. That being said, I am shamed with myself for growing up in the Southeast Kansas area striving to be a photographer and not knowing who Gordon Parks was. It was not until I did a story about the Gordon Parks legacy being named a finalist to the 8 Wonders of Kansas Art that I found out who Parks... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 21:44:56 -0500