Tag Archive: Landmark Column

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)

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)

On Lying

Originally appeared in the Platte County Landmark It seems like only yesterday – but was, in fact, decades ago. A young Chris Kamler walked behind his mother, who likely had two or three other children in tow either on her… (READ MORE)

Trump Card

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)

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)