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Feels Like the First Time


Reprinted from my weekly column at the Platte County Landmark As a writer, you are taught to look for new ways to say the same thing. You want to find colorful adjectives, similes and metaphors to paint word pictures for… (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)

Ode to Katie Horner

I miss Katie Horner. For those of you new to the area or if you’re not a fan of Kansas City weather, Katie Horner was a meteorologist for Channel 5 here in town a few years ago. This was back… (READ MORE)

On 42


As I write this on the morning of my 43rd birthday, my right foot hurts as does my left arm. Mostly due to the 90 minutes of batting practice I threw my son yesterday, but also because of the inevitable… (READ MORE)



My best friend and I have an ongoing argument – it’s been going on for 25 years. He has a host of movies that he thinks are funny. They include several Adam Sandler movies – not the shitty ones now,… (READ MORE)

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)

Some Never Will Be Royal


There’s been a phrase going around the last few weeks as this town has watched their baseball team make this incredible post-season run. “I don’t know what to do with my hands!” And we really don’t. Most folks weren’t around… (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)

Get the most out of the nightlife Los Angeles has to offer

Renowned for being home to the rich and famous, Los Angeles offers tourists all the glitz and glamour like a city fit for A-List celebrities should. Situated in the west coast state of California, L.A has a whole host of… (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)