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.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the 13 victims of the 1949 Camden shooting.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the 17 victims of the 1966 University of Texas tower shooting.
This was my first two-part column for the Platte County Landmark. It is presented here in its entirety:
Over the past couple of months, I’ve been picking up a few extra bucks by driving for Uber, the ridesharing service that’s cheaper than a taxi, but utilizes regular people to drive you from […]
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 you smell something?”
She replied with something inaudible and likely dreamland’s version of a […]
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 hip or, more likely, inside a full shopping cart. We had a habit of […]
Reprinted from my Rambling Moron column that appears weekly in the Platte County Landmark.
There. I’m on the record. Absolutely. Let’s elect him to Congress and the Supreme Court, too while we are at it. I guess, technically, you’re not allowed […]
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 your readers. Today, readers, I’m going to explain what a terrible process […]