I have lived all over the United States — from the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans, white with foam — I’ve unpacked moving boxes. In fact, you know you get around a lot when there are multiple moving stickers on the underside of your furniture. I considered it the suburban version of carbon dating.
It’s a little unnerving when your kid goes to an out-of-state school. Sure, there are infinite positives a teen will experience at college, but every parent knows this phase has its own Venn diagram of peril. You read stuff. You hear things. You remember your youthful flubs. A parent can feel lost at sea.
The grooming ritual for the homecoming dance can include: spray tan, professional hair and makeup, mani/pedi and, at the very least, an eyebrow wax. All for a dance in a gym. Now, if you have girls as young as 14 being schooled in this craziness, the whole bridezilla epidemic makes perfect sense.
After only 17 months on the job, Shawnee Mission Superintendent Jim Hinson was introduced by an elder statesman at a small gathering of civic leaders as “one of the best superintendents Shawnee Mission has ever had.”
After the relationship between Leawood and Google Fiber fizzled in recent weeks, AT&T has stepped in with plans to sell high-speed Internet service in the affluent suburb. In a way, this is how the free market is supposed to work. But reality is a little more complicated.