Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

1 C butter 1/2 C granulated sugar 1 C packed brown sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 1/2 C all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 12 oz. chocolate chips 1 cup toasted and chopped walnuts Cream together butter and sugars with electric mixer. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. In … Read more

A Month of Luminosity

I launched my new photoblog, luminosity, one month ago. I encourage everyone to check it out, as I’ve posted 30 of my favorite images there so far. On this blog, All the Pages, I think only once have I posted something every day for 30 or more days in a row. So it’s been a … Read more

Logan via Hays

We went up to Logan, Kansas on Monday, after spending the weekend in Hays. We had a leisurely, enjoyable drive up to Hays, taking back roads most of the way. We were rewarded with some good photo opportunities! Overflow grain stored outside the elevators in Galatia. :: Holy Cross Church, Pfeifer, Kansas. Pfeifer was founded … Read more

Criticizing the President

The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely … Read more

Sleepless George

Four Ghosts of the White House One night, George W. Bush is tossing restlessly in his White House bed. He awakens to see George Washington standing by him. Bush asks him,”George, what is the best thing I can do to help the country?” “Set an honest and honorable example, just as I did,” Washington advises … Read more

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In … Read more

Ignorance in Kansas

So, the Kansas Board of Education made ignorance official state policy yesterday. And before you start thinking that I, of all people, am against the free exchange of ideas, think again. I relish the introduction of Intelligent Design, (and let’s not lie about it – ID means Creationism), into the debate. My only problem is … Read more

My Tag Cloud

Tag clouds are a relatively new way of representing the frequency of keyword usage for a given data set. The set may consist of a group of tagged photos, a group of blog postings, or any body of text or tagged data objects, for that matter. Words/tags that are used more often are displayed using … Read more