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Paulie’s Pizza – Chapter 2 – Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car

This is continuing a story that I’m going to post every week. You can read Chapter 1 here. CHAPTER 2 – Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car In the north suburbs of Kansas City, there’s not really… (READ MORE)

Paulie’s Pizza – A Story I Need to Finish

My new year’s resolution in 2016 was to write a story. Maybe it would be a book. Maybe it would just be a long piece of fiction. Maybe it would be 200 words. Didn’t know, but I needed to get… (READ MORE)

Do You Ever Listen To Yourselves Talk?

This first appeared in the Platte County Landmark on December 5, 2017. There are ironies in life that don’t get enough attention. Kansas City is known as the city of fountains, but the climate doesn’t allow them to run four… (READ MORE)

An Open Letter to Royals Free Agents, and David Glass

Hey guys, It has been said that if you don’t shoot, you don’t score – so in that spirit, I wanted to make a last ditch effort here. Stay. Stay in Kansas City. Stay with your friends. Stay with the… (READ MORE)

Paying It Forward – #RoyalsTwitter Kickball

Below is a guest post by Dave Darby. Dave and I were members of the #SungWooToKC welcoming committee back in July of 2014. It’s fair to say that what we experienced changed our lives and immediately we knew we wanted… (READ MORE)

Stuck In The Middle With You

This column first appeared in the Platte County Landmark, the week of October 2, 2017. It seems more and more every day that I am an enigma. Everyone seems to be picking sides, like the world’s meanest game of playground… (READ MORE)

Forever Royal

This article first appeared in the Platte County Landmark on Thursday, September 28, 2017. This weekend it ends. Sunday afternoon around 4:00 PM to be exact. That is the time when the crowd of fans at Kauffman Stadium will begin… (READ MORE)

Rahim

This was my first two-part column for the Platte County Landmark. It is presented here in its entirety: Part I Over the past couple of months, I’ve been picking up a few extra bucks by driving for Uber, the ridesharing… (READ MORE)

Audio Article – Comedy from Tragedy – Jamie Campbell

In comedy, there are certain unspoken rules. There are topics that all but the most extreme would find taboo. Throughout history, there are hundreds of examples of when taboo jokes have worked, and when they have not. Dancing the line… (READ MORE)

Neal

This is the first of two pieces I’ve written this week about the passing of Neal Patterson – the innovator, billionaire, visionary, and part owner of Sporting Kansas City. Oh, and he also was CEO of Cerner Corporation, the company… (READ MORE)