Joco Opinion

Joco Opinion

Baptism by fur, part deux

A month ago, I described in my column how joyful/fearful I was as I anticipated an extended grand-dog-sitting gig. I predicted the Christmas tree would get knocked over. Holiday miracle: It didn’t. But everything else took a direct hit. Socks have been stolen out of laundry baskets, gloves swiped off tabletops, rugs moved across rooms. The newly refinished wood floors have been “broken in,” and REM sleep cycles have been annihilated.

Joco Opinion

My brain is full so learning isn’t a given

It wasn’t until I was seated in the front row of an audience at my wonderful, little Overland Park church that it hit me…I am no longer the child. There in front of me were 40 bright-eyed actors and singers, waiting to perform the first musical I had written.

Joco Opinion

Carrot cake and the all-important cake-to-icing ratio

I’m kind of proud of myself. Not to brag or anything, but I’ve got a “life hack.” I didn’t even know I had a life hack until I told my daughter a stellar tip I had just discovered and she sarcastically bleated, “Congratulations Mom, you’ve entered the life hack zone.”

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On Inauguration Day, hundreds march to protest Trump presidency in Kansas City

After a rally on the lawn of the Liberty Memorial, several hundred people made their way to the steps of Kansas City City Hall to express their fears, disappointment and anger at the ascendancy of President Donald Trump to the White House.
Jill Toyoshiba The Kansas City Star
On Inauguration Day, hundreds march to protest Trump presidency in Kansas City 2:25

On Inauguration Day, hundreds march to protest Trump presidency in Kansas City

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KC Boat & Sportshow opens with a splash

KU basketball team enters pivotal stretch of season 37:09

KU basketball team enters pivotal stretch of season

Barack and Michelle Obama talk about what's next 2:03

Barack and Michelle Obama talk about what's next