Landmark Column

It’s Time

Originally appeared in The Platte County Landmark. It’s nearly impossible to get everybody at my work to do something. When it’s “casual Friday,” there are still people that wear a suit. When it’s ham and bean soup in the cafeteria,… (READ MORE)

The NFL Has Fumbled

From the September 20 edition of The Platte County Landmark Baseball lost its moniker as the National Pastime in 1994 when a vicious labor strike closed the game down and caused the cancellation of a World Series.  Baseball never recovered. … (READ MORE)

Try To Remember

It was 1985. I was 13 years old. It was autumn.  Since my earliest memories, I was a Royals fan. I mean, why wouldn’t you have been? Brett. White. Saberhagen. Otis. Patek. Mayberry. These were my guys. They filled the… (READ MORE)

Take a Leak

From the August 31 edition of The Platte County Landmark Humans are hilarious. Humans are predictable. Humans are stupid. Last month, a series of private photographs began appearing on the Internet. They were photos taken with cell phone cameras, clearly… (READ MORE)

Social Media Saves The World

Reprinted from the 8/27/14 edition of The Platte County Landmark. There’s still a lot of confusion about “social media.” When you hear it brought up in traditional media or among those who are not active on social media, it’s frequently… (READ MORE)

A Night At The Met

From the 8/20/14 Edition of the Platte County Landmark: It was a crazy week last week, so I haven’t really had an opportunity to register and process the death of comedian Robin Williams until this weekend.  Like many of you,… (READ MORE)

Hands Off

Reprinted from The Platte County Landmark 7/30/14 edition. Humans are born to do one thing–learn. We learn how to nurse, then we learn how to walk, then we learn to go peepee in the potty, then we learn to read… (READ MORE)

Too Close To Home

Reprinted from the 7/16/14 edition of The Platte County Landmark I never thought it would happen to my kid. That’s what I keep telling myself. We speak in hushed whispers at the supermarket about these types of things happening to… (READ MORE)

The Family Secret

Reprinted from the June 6, 2014 edition of The Platte County Landmark Every family has a secret. For some it could be a stress in a marriage. For others, it could be potential financial windfalls or maybe they are secretly… (READ MORE)

Outsmarted

Reprinted from the 5/28/14 edition of The Platte County Landmark I guess it’s a rite of passage for all fathers with their sons –the day the son finally bests the elder in some way. I just never thought it would… (READ MORE)