Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Change of the Seasons

Today would have been my father’s 83rd birthday. I always called him on his birthday. Fathers’ Day and his birthday. He called me on mine. Three conversations a year was our quota. Anything over that was gravy. It wasn’t that … Continue reading

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Yes, Santa Claus

I grew up celebrating the typical White Christmas. By which I mean the 20th Century American Middle-Class White Christmas. The Christmas Celebrated in Story & Song. It was the Christmas of Santa’s workshop bounty, gaily wrapped and pouring out across … Continue reading

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Do You See What I See?

On the fringes of the irregularly-shaped blocks formed in Kansas City’s Hyde Park neighborhood, where the street grid running south from the Missouri and east from the Kansas spreads over the undulating hills crowding up against the bluffs, an unprepossessing … Continue reading

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