My heart is saddened with the passing of Nelson LaVert “Fuzzy” Thompson. He was a giant among men not only in stature, but most especially in his humility, ethics, religious morality and his steadfast commitment to rid the world of racism.
An overheard phone conversation, full of shared tee-hee-hees about a boy, tell Dad that his little girl is growing up. But she’s only 10, and for the love of God, girls that age aren’t supposed to be interested in those sorts of things. Are they?
We are the products of parents who were creative, free-thinking and intelligent middle-incomers who preferred tolerance to prejudice, open-mindedness to stodgy tradition and traveling to home improvement.
This week’s winning chapter of our “Fifty Shades of Grey” parody has Fantasia taking a debilitating blow, but the pastoral tragedy reunites her with the pining Tristan Tell us what happens next and you could win prizes.
Did you know the date when you decide to take your holiday decorations down says a lot about you? I sure didn’t. I just assumed that folks eventually got around to it. Of course, I’ve been known to make snide comments about people who still have a Christmas tree in their living room and outdoor inflatables littering their yard on Valentine’s Day.
My wife Nancy and I went to see “A Christmas Carol” at Kansas City Repertory Theatre a couple of weeks ago. It was an excellent production with some new theatrical elements we had not seen before. Everyone knows the story about Ebenezer Scrooge and his encounters with the three spirits of Christmas and his enlightenment about the true nature of Christmas and the joy of giving. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and walked out truly feeling in the Christmas Spirit.
Thousands of words and hours of video have already been generated about the events on the east side of our great state. A multitude of opinions are readily available and you certainly don’t want my two cents worth added in.
The Kansas Department of Transportation just spent $9 million reconstructing the Interstate 435 and Roe interchange. The work started back in May and required periodic re-routing of traffic off 435 and also disrupted surrounding businesses during the five-month construction.