Friday, July 31, 2015



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  • Off The Beat | May 10, 2015

    Admiring mom mor e as I get older

    Megan.moser1

    In hindsight, it was the moments I was in the most trouble that best demonstrate how much my mom loves me. Take, for example, one day in college. I don’t remember the exact circumstances, but I had fallen behind on my bills as well

  • Off The Beat | May 03, 2015

    Navigating Twitter can be addicting

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    It might be less dangerous to be hooked on drugs than on Twitter. OK, that’s probably an exaggeration, but if you’re sniffing something you shouldn’t, at least there are doctors and meds to get you off the stuff and give you back

  • Off The Beat | April 26, 2015

    On reunions and time machines

    Brian-mug

    On reunions and time machines I’ve aged. This past week, I received an invite to a Facebook group for my high school’s 10-year reunion. When did 2006 become almost 10 years ago? This is crazy. I take umbrage with it. I am umbraged. The worse

  • Off The Beat | April 19, 2015

    Father’s wise words still handy

    Greg doering047cut.phatch

    My father could have appreciated the sentiment of the memorial, but he would have rolled over in his grave, had we not cremated him, at the ceremony accompanying its dedication. He never was big on public gatherings. On April 11, USD 365 officials dedicated an electronic sign

  • Off The Beat | April 05, 2015

    Fight for your right to park

    Bethany047cut.phatch

    At 6:57 a.m. on Wednesday, I became a victim of injustice. It was at that time that I received a $15 parking ticket. When I woke up that morning, I had a gut feeling that it was going to be a rough day, and it all

  • Off The Beat | March 29, 2015

    Foster just one of many oversharing

    Ned seaton

    Marcus Foster got kicked off the K-State basketball team because he put a picture of himself on Twitter with a plastic lizard named Randolph. Well, to be completely accurate, he said: “Me and my boy #randolph lit on the beach.” In other words, “I’m

  • Off The Beat | March 22, 2015

    Defeating my nemesis: the clothes dryer

    ‘Behind every great man, there is a great woman.” Or something like that. It’s hard to track down accurate quotes on the Internet. As I see it, though, what a great man really needs is enemies. Look back through time and you will find

  • Off The Beat | March 15, 2015

    Even fictional goodbyes can be hard to say

    Kristina.phatch

    It’s hard to say goodbye to friends, sometimes even to fictional ones. I get quite attached to some of my favorite TV personalities, and lately it feels as though I’ve been saying goodbye to all my favorites. “White Collar,” a show about a

  • Off The Beat | March 08, 2015

    Comfort food worth making for yourself

    Megan.moser1

    Last week I had a craving for food from one of my favorite hometown restaurants: Pho Hoa in Garden City. It’s officially called Pho Hoa One, but everyone just says “Pho Hoa” (pronounced — at least by most in our town — as “foe wah”). It’

  • Off The Beat | March 01, 2015

    Celebrating mom on her birthday

    My mom is adamant she will not live a day past her 72nd birthday. She’s convinced as soon as a person turns 72, that everything goes downhill. “That’s when all the serious medical problems start,” she says. “I’m not going to let that


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