So I find myself opening my computer for the day, and up pops up my daily news site. Usually the first headline of the day lets me know if it’ll be a good day, or a bad day. A Trump headline is usually a down day, a puppy headline is a good day. This day was… weird.
This first appeared in the Platte County Landmark on July 3, 2018.
Over the past week, politicians and media outlets have seemed to focus on a call for civility by President Trump. This follows the controversy about the immigration policies that separated upwards of 2,500 children from their parents after asylum-seeking families crossed southern […]
Every morning, it’s there. Sometimes, I see it appear on the horizon, others, it’s front and center of my gaze. But every day, it’s there.
My day job is out near the Kansas Speedway, and on the eighth floor of the building I work in, one of our conference rooms faces it. When I walk to the bathroom, it catches my eye. When I drive home out of the parking lot, it looms in the background.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the 13 victims of the 1949 Camden shooting.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the 17 victims of the 1966 University of Texas tower shooting.
This column first appeared in the Platte County Landmark.
I don’t know what it is, but I always seem to have a soft spot in my heart for special locations. Whenever I travel to Las Vegas, there’s a special hot dog stand at New York, New York casino that reminds me of my wife. […]
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 months out of the year. The fact that the man who proclaimed “LOCK HER UP” […]
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 to disperse after giving their final standing ovations, leaving only hot dog wrappers and empty […]
This was my first two-part column for the Platte County Landmark. It is presented here in its entirety:
Over the past couple of months, I’ve been picking up a few extra bucks by driving for Uber, the ridesharing service that’s cheaper than a taxi, but utilizes regular people to drive you from […]
First appeared in the Platte County Landmark.
It was nearly one am when my nose started to tingle. I rolled over in bed to the typical source of smells in our bedroom at one am and asked my wife, “do you smell something?”
She replied with something inaudible and likely dreamland’s version of a […]
This article first appeared in the Platte County Landmark
Humans are stupid.
You know that, right? The human brain evolved from the size of a split pea. We should honestly be happy we don’t spend 80% of our day looking for our car keys. So why is it such a big deal when we screw […]