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.
This column first appeared in the Platte County Landmark, the week of October 2, 2017.
It seems more and more every day that I am an enigma. Everyone seems to be picking sides, like the world’s meanest game of playground kickball. Lining up on the right are those aligned with certain ideologies, and they seem […]
This is the first of two pieces I’ve written this week about the passing of Neal Patterson – the innovator, billionaire, visionary, and part owner of Sporting Kansas City. Oh, and he also was CEO of Cerner Corporation, the company I work for. This is normally where I would say that this information does not […]
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 stairs and everyone seems to have their own space. But in the early days when […]
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, Officer Blake Snyder pulled up to a home responding to a disturbance call. It […]
“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 in Missouri. They were looking to ramp up and were really hiring just about anybody.
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 to help. Assembling peacefully, you are a target. Speaking out in support of one group […]
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 was only mildly aware that the Shuttle was lifting off that day – a far […]
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 can even tell you whether Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame (he […]