GrindsMyGears

On Mold and America

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We have lived in our house for nearly 15 years. The house is at the end of a sleepy little cul-de-sac next door to the house I grew up in. It’s a nice, modest house. It has a lot of… (READ MORE)

Shark Bites Man

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The Internet was invented for negativity. And I have used this platform more than enough times to advance that cause. But it’s also important to use this platform every once in a while to mention when things go right. A… (READ MORE)

Anatomy of a Clusterfu*k – Missouri Gas Energy

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I’d like to think that I’m a relatively easy going guy. I try to color inside the lines. I am polite to an extent and I try to eat broccoli once a quarter. But the things that really piss me… (READ MORE)

The Weaponization of the Hot Take

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It’s going to come as no shock to you, but there are hot takes everywhere. The guy who sits behind you “crushing those TPS reports” is likely an spewing hot takes. Harold Reynolds and Joe Buck are spouting lava-hot takes. Donald… (READ MORE)

North Kansas City Schools – Buzz Kill Moment of the Decade

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UPDATED – SEE BELOW The North Kansas City School District, of which I am an alum and a tax payer for, has decided to have school on Tuesday – the same day as the Kansas City Royals Championship parade. Though… (READ MORE)

Tonight’s Royals Twitter Rant

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The Royals lost tonight in Game 5 of the ALCS. People are understandibly upset and negative. That’s fine. I’m not going to tell you how to react to being up 3-2 in a seven game series. There’s always time to… (READ MORE)

Some Never Will Be Royal

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There’s been a phrase going around the last few weeks as this town has watched their baseball team make this incredible post-season run. “I don’t know what to do with my hands!” And we really don’t. Most folks weren’t around… (READ MORE)

The Write To Free Speach… On Facebook

By now you’ve seen it, heard it, watched it and probably participated in a water cooler conversation about it. The Missouri State Fair Rodeo Clown has been the hot topic across the Midwest and the country this week. You should… (READ MORE)

The Golden Rule

Remember the “Golden Rule”?  It goes something like, “do unto others, as you’d have done to you.”  Calling it the “Golden” rule means that it should supersede all other rules or choices you can make in your life.  We teach… (READ MORE)

Roundabouts are Not as Easy as the Sound – Reprinted from the Platte County Landmark

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I contribute a weekly column to the Platte County Landmark under the “Rambling Moron” name. It’s a great Northland Newspaper and well worth a subscription. The following is an copy of my article which appeared in the 5/6/12 edition –… (READ MORE)