News and Notes

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)

Almost Immediately

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This article first appeared in the Platte County Landmark on October 12, 2016 Close your eyes and count backwards from ten. The period of time you just spent can easily be considered “almost immediately.”> On the morning of October 6,… (READ MORE)

Zooming in on The Donald and The Bush

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“Grab them by the pussy.” –Presidential candidate, Donald Trump My first real job was at a casino here in Kansas City North. I was in my early 20’s and I responded to a job fair right after riverboat gambling was legalized… (READ MORE)

Give and Take

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The headlines become worse and worse each day. Almost as if there is a warped contest that has grown out of control. I have no idea how to fix the issues facing society today. I don’t even know what to do… (READ MORE)

The Surly Bonds of Earth

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One of the most impactful moments of my childhood was 30 years ago this week. Like many of you, I’m remembering where I was when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds into the STS program’s 25th flight. Like many Americans, I… (READ MORE)

Vote To The Nines

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It’s safe to say that 99% of my knowledge is about sports. I can tell you Jason Kendall’s batting average while he was with the Royals – (.256) I can tell you how many sacks Derrick Thomas had (126.5). I… (READ MORE)

#IStandWithAhmed

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When I was a kid, I remember my Grandpa Kamler’s house had a dug out basement. In it were the remnants of old typewriters as his career was to repair typewriters. (Kids, typewriters were like computers, only you couldn’t get… (READ MORE)

Trump Card

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Reprinted from my Rambling Moron column that appears weekly in the Platte County Landmark. Donald Trump should be the next President of the United States. There. I’m on the record. Absolutely. Let’s elect him to Congress and the Supreme Court,… (READ MORE)

Help Bring The Story of Royals Fans to South By Southwest

There’s something happening in Kansas City and it’s not just on the baseball field. It is in living rooms and bars and on tablets and phones and laptops. Kansas City fans have awakened and are now unequivocally part of the… (READ MORE)

We Participated In History… Poorly

We have crossed over into the surreal.  Last month, we all watched in horror as events too impossible for a summer movie blockbuster played out on our television screens, our radios and our computers. The images were indelible and heartbreaking…. (READ MORE)