Landmark Column

Millennials Killed the Video Star

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.

Civility

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… (READ MORE)

Close the Park

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.

Thoughts and Prayers

In recognition of the #NationalWalkOutDay, I’m reprinting my column from a few weeks ago from the Platte County Landmark. My thoughts and prayers go out to the 13 victims of the 1949 Camden shooting. My thoughts and prayers go out… (READ MORE)

Farewell to the Fieldhouse

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… (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)

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)

Teenager Brain

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… (READ MORE)

The Most Unfortunate Boner

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… (READ MORE)