Tag Archives: Blue Springs

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

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Effie’s Walnuts

The September late afternoon sun streamed through a leafy canopy arching over the cracked and patched asphalt street as through skylights in the nave of a deciduous cathedral. Blue was leaking out of the leaves, infusing the sky, and curling … Continue reading

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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

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Ballad of a Mean Man

“We are billion year old carbon … and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the Garden.” I try to take my pleasure where I can find it. I find it in the sunsets and lightning storms. In butterflies that … Continue reading

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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

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As the Leaf Turns

This past weekend was the Blue Springs Fall Fun Fest. Yes, I realize the autumnal equinox is not until Wednesday’s wee hours. It’s close enough for Rock ‘n’ Roll, I guess. Huh. I think I first heard that expression as … Continue reading

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Leon Trotsky; Doggy Detetctive

It was a dark night … … of my soul, if not behind the cascading crests of cloud-waves in the azure Midwestern sky above Leon’s office in the Old Town section of a nondescript Missouri suburb. Like so many settlements … Continue reading

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