<![CDATA[816 North Opinion News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/ en-us Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:04:52 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:04:52 CDT 816 North Opinion 60 Surprising magic at a book reading http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article28056232.html#storylink=rss At some point between starting to write my first novel that has never been published and finishing my first novel that has never been published, I began to dream of my first bookstore reading.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:46:29 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article28056232.html
Too bad Humpty Dumpty didn’t have physical therapists http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article27261145.html#storylink=rss A few years ago a grub sent me to physical therapy.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:33:23 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article27261145.html
Emily Parnell: As we honor Independence Day, the only acceptable attitude is gratitude http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article25929244.html#storylink=rss Independence Day is a living, breathing holiday, and complacency has no place in our lives.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:43:08 CDT

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Secretive trade talks

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:13:57 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article25841155.html
A recycling option that’s friendly to me and Mother Nature? I’d drink to that http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article22350630.html#storylink=rss I used to think I was a first-ballot shoo-in for recycler’s heaven, but now I’m not so sure.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 12:47:53 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article22350630.html
Answering a higher call http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article22350540.html#storylink=rss A story of a wartime act of mercy reminds us to honor our own humanity.

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The twisty, turny, hilly road to graduation http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article22343829.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

“It happened too fast!”

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Tue, 26 May 2015 11:21:53 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article22343829.html
David Knopf: The wonder of wandering: One of perks on the roads of retirement http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article20294556.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

A cousin of mine recently retired and announced it on Facebook. She received so many congratulations you’d have thought she’d won the lottery.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 17:14:25 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article20294556.html
David Knopf: A festival by any other name still spells as sweet http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article19188942.html#storylink=rss All jobs come with risks, some more obvious than others.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:16:34 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article19188942.html
Susan Vollenweider | He shopped/ she shopped: Two shopping trips, a bloody ankle and eye glitter http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article19186623.html#storylink=rss “Mom! I grew again.” Jeans on and ankles exposed— yes, he did.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:57:21 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article19186623.html
Susan Vollenweider: Not being ready is perfectly normal http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article18582542.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

“Mom, you need to share my story. It might help someone.”

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:15:32 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article18582542.html
Susan Vollenweider: When sibling rivalry ages http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article17094998.html#storylink=rss “You know what you should write about …,” my brother began. I sighed. Several years of unsolicited suggestions flashed through my head. Not all of them were bad ideas but none was a good idea for me. I usually thank people and decline politely.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:09:04 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article17094998.html
From the small screen back to real life: a journey of healing http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article16456625.html#storylink=rss Pesky eye infection immerses reluctant patient in simulated experiences rented at local libraries all over the Northland.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:32:05 CDT

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Matt Keenan: Whose cellphone is that ringing? I know not, Lord. And the cock crowed. (Repeat three times) http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article15066635.html#storylink=rss Funerals, happily, remain very much as they have through the years.

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:04:44 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article15064586.html
Ray Dlugolecki: Let’s address chronic diseases by changing our unhealthy lifestyles http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article13220252.html#storylink=rss From an economic standpoint, chronic diseases cost our country $4.2 trillion every year. That’s enough to pay 18 million teachers’ salaries, buy 42 million cars, purchase 5.6 million homes and pay 56.8 million U.S. Army privates.

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Conversations on race

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:13:15 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article19188702.html
Mom’s closet holds shrineto straightforward, well-built life http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article13218884.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

It’s a common movie scene: An adult returns to his childhood home, walks into his room-turned-time capsule and slowly scans the memorabilia. Pictures, trophies, posters and furnishings all frozen in time on the last day when this was his room in his house, not a room in his parents’ house.

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Susan Vollenweider: Infrequent flier filled with angst, but finally, a familiar face http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article12284870.html#storylink=rss There’s nothing fun about getting there. In some ways, airports are the new bus stations.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:54:10 CST

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David Knopf: Looking misfortune in the eye, one fight at a time http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article12277439.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

I figure I have two choices. I can sit here like a big baby, wail away and complain, or I can suck it up like a real American, a son of John Wayne, and take it like a man.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:16:26 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article12277439.html
Susan Vollenweider: From talker to soft talker to no talker http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article11162876.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

“Susan, I think you talk just to hear your own voice,” my mother often said when I was growing up. She was right, sometimes I did just babble to hear my own voice.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:21:28 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article11162876.html
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Politics Chicago-style

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:36:01 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article11088422.html
Susan Vollenweider: Like sand through an hourglass, so are the birthdays http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article9679766.html#storylink=rss Better than police at the doorbell, a Facebook fete breaks up birthday pity party.

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Snarky in the Suburbs: Bragging parents aren’t doing themselves — or their kids — any favors http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article9111800.html#storylink=rss There may not be anything more boring than a mom or dad whose sole topic of conversation is about their amazing kids. For the love of all that is holy, just give a rest. We get it: Your kids are the best and the brightest — at least in your brain they are.

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David Knopf: For picky eater, it’s easy enough to delete Spam http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article9106085.html#storylink=rss I’m irrational about many things, but nothing more than the meats I will or won’t eat.

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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:54:07 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article9106085.html
Susan Vollenweider: The last routine morning http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article9102038.html#storylink=rss In Writing 101 I learned that the best place to start a story is on a day that was different.

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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:38:35 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article9102038.html
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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:32:32 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article9100301.html
Bill Filer: The science of spending on sport, and giving science a sporting chance http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article8408706.html#storylink=rss Kids were running all over an indoor athletic training facility on a field divided in half by a large floor-to-ceiling net. On the left side of the net was a lacrosse league, and to the right, a baseball team. I sat and watched both practices for a while, taking inventory of the equipment being used. Based on what I was seeing, I figured that several thousand dollars were out on that field.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:09:11 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article8408706.html
Susan Vollenweider: Put your parenting vehicle in drive, but be prepared to detour http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article8397744.html#storylink=rss We may have a destination, but life with kids can take you to unexpected places. And often, that’s good.

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Religion as excuse

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