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World-Losers and World-Forsakers

One of my circles of friends pivots around a fortnightly gathering of poetry aficionados. Held Friday nights in the lower-level apartment of the host couple, the gathering is informally called the Poetry Cellar. Unlike the open mics I attend Wednesday … 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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Perceptions of My Doors

When Yusuf Islam was Cat Stevens he had a song called Sitting that opened his Catch a Bull at Four album. Some say the song’s title describes meditation. The album’s title comes from a classic series of Zen paintings known … Continue reading

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Could Have Danced All Night

They got a big theater they call the burly-que For 50¢ you see a Dandy Show! The KC Tribe of Vibe was at it again last night with an Art of Tease event at the Uptown Arts Bar. It was … Continue reading

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“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.”

  an impressionistic account Although loathe to miss it I almost skipped Krewe de Bastille’s fête at the Myers Mansion last Saturday night. My finances are at one of their tightest straits in years and I wasn’t sure I could … Continue reading

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An Unlikely Lullaby

I was running conduit along the bar joists of an unfinished grocery store. Actually, I was moving a line of pipe that someone else had run beneath a skylight, and that was not going to fly with the client! It … Continue reading

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