Tag Archives: American Dream

The Rising Sun

On the northwest corner of Shepherd and Moore sits a barnacled cocoon transforming into some new species of working class home for an up and coming young family with scrimped down-payment and heads full of dreams. When I arrived in … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, story | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cries From the Ground

Beaver Cleaver he don’t live here anymore. He used to. Back before my time. Back before Ed Sanders moved to New York City and formed the Fugs. Back when people of color kept to their own neighborhoods and their own … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, story | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Outside It’s America

A modest, unassuming house snuggles into a green hillside in a land once called Little Dixie, back when memories of that War shaped the minds of adults who remembered sitting on the knees of its vets. In the inaugural decades … Continue reading

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Discounting Friends & Family

Helga called the other day. Helga is the latest in an ever-widening circle of mothers-in-law I have been collecting for the past quarter century. A government bureaucrat I once knew told me there are instruments in the Law establishing legal … Continue reading

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Call to Alms

It was the last day of the year. Sunrise was hours away. A blanket of blackness stretched taut across the firmament, enveloping all the earth, it seemed, though even on the hilltops the horizon was scant few miles distant. Especially … Continue reading

Posted in blogging Kansas City, Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Unafraid of the Ball

Wednesday evening, watching my hometown Kansas City Royals’ road game against Cincinnati, I saw something I had never seen before. In the bottom of the 5th, with bases loaded, Cinci’s Jay Bruce popped up a hit that prompted the umpire … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, story | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blogging Kansas City

Blogging Kansas City                 I ran a rare errand into Kansas City today. Down to the Westport neighborhood—a neighborhood which was once an independent town in its own right—which launched a thousand ships across a sea of prairie grasses, wheeled … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment