Tag Archive: Platte County Landmark

Super Bowl 75

Confetti shoots into the air after the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 7, 2016. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group)

This column first appeared in the Platte County Landmark on February 3, 2016 There’s a phrase in many corners of the Internet and in the media that means making a prediction so bold that it literally melts the plastic sitting… (READ MORE)

Ask a Fat Guy

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First appeared in the Platte County Landmark on January 6, 2016 Stores have had Christmas decorations for sale since October, and as they begin to take them down and put out Easter goods, there’s a small sliver of time. Let’s… (READ MORE)

The Necktie

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This column first appeared in The Platte County Landmark on December 9, 2015. Today’s column is a tale of sadness and woe. It is a tale of aching and suffering. It is a tale of sorrow, and angst, and immeasurable pain…. (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)

Feels Like the First Time

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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)

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)

Social Media Saves The World

Reprinted from the 8/27/14 edition of The Platte County Landmark. There’s still a lot of confusion about “social media.” When you hear it brought up in traditional media or among those who are not active on social media, it’s frequently… (READ MORE)

Hands Off

Reprinted from The Platte County Landmark 7/30/14 edition. Humans are born to do one thing–learn. We learn how to nurse, then we learn how to walk, then we learn to go peepee in the potty, then we learn to read… (READ MORE)

Too Close To Home

Reprinted from the 7/16/14 edition of The Platte County Landmark I never thought it would happen to my kid. That’s what I keep telling myself. We speak in hushed whispers at the supermarket about these types of things happening to… (READ MORE)

The Family Secret

Reprinted from the June 6, 2014 edition of The Platte County Landmark Every family has a secret. For some it could be a stress in a marriage. For others, it could be potential financial windfalls or maybe they are secretly… (READ MORE)