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Prim’s Proper

I said, “The Hope of youth, fictitious truth, lays covered in a shroud.” –Larry Norman’s Nightmare #71 Any attempt describing the Kansas City Poetry Scene will of necessity be incomplete. Doubtless hundreds of thousands of Kansas Citians trudge through their … Continue reading

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A Train to Cry

Like a suture scar across the earth’s skin a jagged cut starts northwest of my neighborhood and tears across the landscape. It passes north of me, then slightly to the east it cuts south, running about a mile before cutting … Continue reading

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The Fruit of Knowledge

  So, during the unlikely circumstance of watching a television commercial I experienced something of an epiphany.   Okay. Perhaps epiphany is too strong a word. “Came to terms with something” may be more accurate.   My attraction to the … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Fringe

Last night I had my first experience of the Kansas City Fringe Festival. Because I am slightly insane I chose to plunge fully into the event and experience my first Fringe as a volunteer working one of the venues.      … Continue reading

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The Thousand and First Night

A couple weeks ago I found myself with a free Saturday evening I hadn’t been expecting. I decided to drive in to Kansas City and visit the Uptown Arts Bar on Broadway. I’ve written about other visits to UAB. Located … Continue reading

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The Eye-Juggler

Saturday night, March 9th, Kansas City’s Prospero’s Books Uptown on Broadway hosted a spoken word program featuring Philip blue owl Hooser. Hooser is a self-described “(a)ctor, playwright, (and) gadabout”. He calls himself blue owl in echo of his Choctaw heritage. … Continue reading

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Industrial Landscapes

 After a Fashion  Is a beaver’s dam natural? Is an eagle’s aerie artificial? Is a hornet’s nest synthetic? Usually we consider human construction projects as artificial and unnatural. My experience suggests we don’t ascribe the same values to structures other … Continue reading

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