Every week, the Kansas Guild of Bloggers gathers to highlight the finest of Kansasish blogging.
This week, we are not surprisingly heavy on the politics.
New blogger Howls from Kansas reviews the events that led to this Kansas election becoming interesting. “I LIVE IN A NOISY STATE where the wind is wont to blow at gale force from any compass point of the globe,” he begins.
Red State Rabble charts the DeKline and Phall of Phill Kline.
Paul Decelles covers Eugenie Scott’s visit to Johnson County Community College, where she discussed her important work at the National Center for Science Education, and the importance of electing good school boards.
Meanwhile, Joel wonders if we wouldn’t all look better if we wore jackets more often. Not to say that the political bug hasn’t hit him – after all, he got to live-blog the President’s visit.
I looked back over the history of Thoughts from Kansas and tried to decide which part of religious authoritarianism do we fight?
John from Blog Meridian has a nice discussion of the new Cormac McCarthy novel, The Road.
I’d also like to highlight a question that John asks elsewhere:
When Wallace Stevens wrote in a letter to his wife, “I believe that with a bucket of sand and a wishing lamp I could create a world in half a second that would make this one look like a hunk of mud,” was he not just hyperbolizing but, instead, speaking out of a deeper, spiritual hunger to know the beginnings and ends of things that MacGyver satisfies every time he opens his Swiss Army knife?
And J.D. offers some “final” thoughts on the Citizen Journalism Academy.
Don’t forget to vote!