Richard Crowson Commentary

Recently, Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist who is director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, said that he wondered whether earth had already been visited by aliens. He contended that they may have observed human activity and concluded that there is no sign of intelligent life on our planet.

Here we are again. The dog days of summer. The perfect time to reflect... on dogs.

Every time the Fourth of July rolls around I find myself engaged in a personal War of Independence.

How could the Kansas Legislature do what they did? Maybe it’s because they know the Kansas voters always sing the same song.

I was at the grocery store the other day when I rounded a corner and almost crashed my cart into that of another customer.

With apologies to Voltaire, let me just say: If sports did not exist, man would have to invent them.

Recent events have reminded me of a curiously prevalent trait of humankind: generosity.

Pledge drive!

Yep, it's that time again, and if you thought you could get some relief from it here in my commentary spot, well... you're not.

Is there another state with as low a population as ours that consistently sends their college basketball teams to the NCAA tournament every March?

I was considering the paranoid, fearful actions of our oh-so-very-conservative legislature yesterday, and I’m afraid I uttered an unmentionable word out loud. Our Airedale Lucy came bounding into my office to comfort me.

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