<![CDATA[Living Columns & Blogs | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST Living Columns & Blogs 60 Dear Abby: After four years as a couple, a proposal still seems scary http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/article27318757.html#storylink=rss I have been dating my boyfriend, “Derek,” for four years. He proposed and I accepted, but it scares the heck out of me.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Handling nosy questions http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/article27150397.html#storylink=rss I am a partially disabled person in my 70s. My question is: How do I reply to strangers who ask me, “Why are you in a wheelchair?”

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Dear Abby: Kansan ponders name change http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/article27145738.html#storylink=rss I am a 25-year-old, well-educated woman, engaged to a wonderful man. Neither of us is traditional or religious. What should I do about my name?

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Sister should take over family finances from deadbeat husband http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/article26996707.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

I have just learned that my sister’s husband of 35 years (I’ll call him George) hasn’t filed their personal income taxes going back a number of years. This has caused a lot of stress and anxiety for my sister.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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It’s time to liberate school lunches http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/article12888818.html#storylink=rss First lady Michelle Obama is right — healthy school lunches are essential. But U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts isn’t wrong. Schools deserve the flexibility to tailor programs to work for the students.

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Traditional Italian porchetta gets a Kansas City twist http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/cooking-101/article11023625.html#storylink=rss Porchetta is a traditional Italian dish that consists of layering pork belly with herbs and spices and pork loin, rolling it up, then roasting it in the oven. Jeff Toohey, a second-year student in the Johnson County Community College’s Chef Apprentice and Food and Beverage Management programs, calls his version of this classic dish “Kansas City-fied.”

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST By Jeff Toohey

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Darryl Levings: Give us our history, warts and all http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/article11220200.html#storylink=rss Things that make me stay up in the night: the dumbing down of America and other true but despicable facts.

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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Where to get your Valentine on in KC http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article9098705.html#storylink=rss Valentine’s Day is little more than one week away, but don’t get caught up in the crazy. Whether you’re brunching at the movies or taking in a little jazz, have some fun.

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Wed, 04 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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It’s time to fertilize the lawn again http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article33172302.html#storylink=rss It’s dinnertime for area bluegrass and tall fescue lawns — they have depleted their food reserves and need to be fed. Just as we need certain vitamins and minerals to be healthy, turfgrass needs nutrients for healthy growth and development. September is the best time to apply these needed nutrients.

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Hungry for a classic burger? Find one at these eateries or cook up your own http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article32983950.html#storylink=rss Millennial chef Tyler Fox gets nostalgic for old-school drive-in hamburgers. He checks out local relics that are keeping up with the mobile meal’s evolution while creating his own recipes for the homemade versions — think Labor Day weekend.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Peri-peri chicken is a symphony of flavor for flutist Michael Gordon http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article32975070.html#storylink=rss Michael Gordon, a flutist in the Kansas City Symphony, enjoys grilling Australian peri-peri chicken when he’s not playing a free “Pops in the Park” concert at Shawnee Mission Park on Labor Day.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Steaks, bacon are stars, but so are green beans and grits at Cleaver & Cork http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/restaurants/article32995413.html#storylink=rss Cleaver & Cork, at 1333 Walnut St. in the Power & Light District, taps into interest in artisanal butcher shops with its award-winning culinary director Alex Pope of Local Pig, but the meat-centric menu could benefit from sharper execution.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 08:45:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Guided by Christ, you can do what’s best for your unborn child http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article32961873.html#storylink=rss Prayerfully explore every God-honoring option (including adoption). In addition, seek out a church where you’ll not only feel accepted, but you can also grow in your faith.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Three KC barbecue restaurants on national ‘35 Best Ribs’ list http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article33185133.html#storylink=rss The Daily Meal has released its annual list that includes Joe’s Kansas City, Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque and Fiorella’s Jack Stack in Kansas City

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:32:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: The best way to defeat debt is to avoid it http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article32923041.html#storylink=rss First, ask yourself how you got into debt in the first place. Then take practical steps to keep from going further into debt. Lock your credit cards away; get a realistic budget and keep it; learn to say no to things you don’t really need.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Shut your mouth, Miley Cyrus http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article32993199.html#storylink=rss Miley Cyrus isn’t a victim. Neither was Taylor Swift. It’s time to stop talking about Nicki Minaj like she’s a bully picking a fight and address the celebration of cultural appropriation.

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Is my flowering dogwood tree in trouble? http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article32918781.html#storylink=rss QUESTION: My flowering dogwood seems to be withering at the top of the tree. Is this due to too much moisture or insect or some type of disease? It is a very mature tree and is fully grown. It has been showing these signs for several months. Your information will be appreciated. Thank you - Sharon..........ANSWER: A tree wilting at the top usually indicates a damaged vascular system. My best guess is that it has received too much water this year. Dogwoods like a well-drained organic soil. The copious rain we have had this year has damaged the root systems of many plants, especially in areas where drainage is poor. FOR COMPLETE ANSWER, READ ON....

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Program on native medicinal plants to be offered http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article32886588.html#storylink=rss The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City will present a program Oct. 22 on the history and use of native medicinal plants. For more information, read on...

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KitchenAid mixers are game-changers for bakers http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article32856489.html#storylink=rss It’s the perfect piece of equipment to use with this recipe for Classic Banana Bread, a great way to use up those very ripe bananas.

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Billy Graham: Nurturing your faith will help dispel doubt http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article32641059.html#storylink=rss Although God knows everything that isn’t right in our lives — our doubts, our fears, our sins and so forth — one of the Bible’s most comforting truths is that he still loves us, and he wants to forgive us and change us.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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New West Bottoms gallery 50/50 gives equal billing to local, national artists http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article32544003.html#storylink=rss FALL VISUAL ARTS 2015: 50/50’s first exhibit, “Cohost,” is a collaboration between Kristin Walsh of New York and Robert Howsare of Kansas City, who combine digital and analog elements in their installations.

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Two Kansas City chefs ditch comfort of the kitchen for a day at the smoker http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article32743092.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Chefs Charles d’Ablaing and Renee Kelly teamed up for the 15th annual BBQ on the River contest in Excelsior Springs in mid-August. The event allowed them to ditch the kitchen for a day at the smoker.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:00:51 CDT

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Time Out New York dubs Boulevard Brewing Co. America’s best craft beer brewery http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article32646918.html#storylink=rss Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing Co. scored the No. 1 spot on a list of America’s best craft beer breweries compiled by Time Out New York.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:21:00 CDT

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Two recipes to satisfy your sweet, savory cravings while enjoying summer’s bounty http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article32626104.html#storylink=rss Summer is coming to the end, but there is still time to enjoy stone fruit. Here’s a recipe for a shortbread tart with a nectarine compote. And with school back in session, here’s a quick meatless dish for the week nights.

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Billy Graham: Feelings of guilt is first step to seeking God’s forgiveness http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article32640015.html#storylink=rss Jesus Christ didn’t wait until we were perfect to give his life for us. The Bible says, “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: With Christ, you can be sure of salvation http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article32466042.html#storylink=rss Our salvation doesn’t depend on us; if it did, no one could ever be saved. The reason may startle you, but it’s very important for you to understand: God’s standard is nothing less than perfection.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Now’s a great time to seed your lawn http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article32569479.html#storylink=rss From Dennis Patton: Even with our nice weather this year, some of us may have a few bare areas that need a little additional seed. Early September is the ideal time to overseed and thicken up that thinning stand with almost guaranteed success.

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At Winslow’s, KC barbecue and history mingle http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article32539386.html#storylink=rss Of all barbecue restaurants in Kansas City, Winslow’s BBQ in the City Market embraces the most of the city’s history.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:26:55 CDT

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Billy Graham: God yearns to forgive your past wrongs http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article32310540.html#storylink=rss The only person God can never forgive is the person who refuses to seek his forgiveness. The Bible says, “Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon” (Isaiah 55:7).

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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This Kansas City restaurant’s Chicago Italian Beef is the real deal http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article32444292.html#storylink=rss Mo’s Italian Spot on Prospect Avenue just might be the best place in Kansas City to get real Chicago Italian Beef.

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