<![CDATA[C.W. Gusewelle Columns & Blogs | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:40:03 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:40:03 CST C.W. Gusewelle 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com One chapter ends, but a life in writing goes on http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article83211407.html#storylink=rss The friendship of readers has been an immeasurable gift, C.W. Gusewelle writes

While his column as a weekly ritual is ending, his work for The Star will continue as other efforts allow

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Sat, 11 Jun 2016 14:12:17 CDT

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After absence, canine lessons in absolution http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article81794582.html#storylink=rss Any creature that remembers home must also remember exile

A master’s time away is forgiven

Kennels aren’t forever

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Sat, 04 Jun 2016 11:48:51 CDT

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Even as memory betrays us, it also yields great gifts http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article80544022.html#storylink=rss It is distressing to know that a rich interval of one’s life has fled beyond any power of deliberate recall

And yet, treacherous as memory is apt to be, it also is capable of wonders of quite the opposite sort

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Sat, 28 May 2016 11:35:02 CDT

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Clothes make the man, but underwear makes the hospital patient http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article79057267.html#storylink=rss Clothes are of scant interest

But the importance of nice underwear has been burned into my brain

Is your undershirt up to hospital standard?

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Sat, 21 May 2016 14:18:04 CDT

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When life gives you carrots, make excuses http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article77647707.html#storylink=rss Orange carrots are mutants, the product of horticultural fiddling

Some will tolerate carrots only in their natural color, which was purple

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Sat, 14 May 2016 11:43:07 CDT

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You can’t stop time, but you can slow its passage http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article76455637.html#storylink=rss Some say work is the answer, but it does nothing to slow the larger clock

It’s preferable to cast your lot with sloth, idleness and jigsaw puzzles

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Sun, 08 May 2016 18:20:16 CDT

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Songs of toads produce questions without answers http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article74872017.html#storylink=rss Maybe some were singing for the pure joy of being toads on such an evening

Maybe some had been told they had nice voices

In the end, no one knows but the toads

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:31:01 CDT

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An inelegant object of shame, the tick endures http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article73376757.html#storylink=rss Ticks, it is said, can go three years without food or drink

They also do a remarkable job of keeping down the number of city visitors to woodland cabins

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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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With enough love, even the wariest lose their edge http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article72208782.html#storylink=rss The black cat, Headlight, decided in kittenhood to pass his life in a state of high alert

He learned that too much company can be better than none at all

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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 10:32:32 CDT

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The astonishing goodness of people who do alarming things http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article70841732.html#storylink=rss The quiet and talented, the perfect gentlemen — those are the ones to keep an eye on

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Sat, 09 Apr 2016 04:00:00 CDT

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Oh to live the magical life of the golf course dog http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article69604982.html#storylink=rss His days are spent without the pain and humiliation that trail so many of us around the links

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 10:43:09 CDT

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Taking nature as she comes — bushy tail, pointy teeth and all http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article68302452.html#storylink=rss An unexpected visitor to a yard leads one to suspect the worst for the resident rabbits

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Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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Outbreak of violets is a scandal worth celebrating http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article66955362.html#storylink=rss As beautiful wild blossoms overtake a yard, let’s consider the likely consequences

What would Emerson say if the homes association came calling?

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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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The uncertain weather of early spring brings great gains and fearful losses http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article65441982.html#storylink=rss A day begun in comfort can end in raw despair

Or just as easily the other way around

There’s something to be said for knowing the difference between the two

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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 05:00:00 CST

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Time reveals the true character and beauty of stones — and people http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article64069437.html#storylink=rss Just as a tumbler works its magic on pebbles, life brings out our virtues

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Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:00:00 CST

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At the doughnut shop, the circle of life rolls toward contentment http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article62653812.html#storylink=rss It helps if everyone observes proper line etiquette, speaks not of diets and leaves the last of the jelly-filled for the next person

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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 04:00:00 CST

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So much of life comes down to luck and circumstance http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article61407732.html#storylink=rss The homeless man in the torn green raincoat is no different in any important way from the warm man who sees — or doesn’t see — him shamble past

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Sat, 20 Feb 2016 04:00:00 CST

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When a cat gets too fat, the entire household pays a price http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article60035926.html#storylink=rss Slimming Teddy down from 26 pounds proved an administrative challenge

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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 05:00:00 CST

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All roads lead to the Orange Barrel Festival http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article58707083.html#storylink=rss The traffic barriers will outlast us all

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Sat, 06 Feb 2016 05:00:00 CST

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Do you want adventure, danger, suspense, despair — or a haircut? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article57327893.html#storylink=rss Men cannot understand women’s dealings with their hairdressers

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 04:00:00 CST

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When a threat resurfaces, a familiar phone number beckons http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article56202900.html#storylink=rss The pill was for a dog, but it wasn’t a dog who swallowed it

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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 04:00:00 CST

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Where cats and dogs reign, hospitality is in vain http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article54940900.html#storylink=rss A long night led to a short stay for an Iowa couple in town for a church conference

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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 05:00:00 CST

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Ever try to cook in the kitchen around a Buick? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article53707550.html#storylink=rss Let me go in there planning to cook something and immediately my wife comes in after me and inflates

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Sat, 09 Jan 2016 05:00:00 CST

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In the dead of night, a flush rang out http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article52651330.html#storylink=rss His slumber interrupted, C.W. Gusewelle goes through the house in search of a phantom intruder

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Sat, 02 Jan 2016 05:00:00 CST

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A Christmas gift from friends hides a sour surprise http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article51690360.html#storylink=rss A slender bottle of pinkish liquid had a barely legible label

When applied to a bowl of vanilla ice cream, it left something to be desired

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Sat, 26 Dec 2015 15:21:53 CST

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On a quiet, uninviting street, one man’s song elevates the day http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article50507015.html#storylink=rss His melody preceded him, flung skyward in a tone as pure and sweet as the voices of the Vienna Boys’ Choir

Let this stranger walk on by, good sense told me

But then, quite unbidden, the words just came out: “That’s a wonderful voice I hear”

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Sat, 19 Dec 2015 05:00:00 CST

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As Christmas decorations go up, a marriage teeters on a ladder http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article49266385.html#storylink=rss Every year the Yuletide task takes him and his wife to the very brink of divorce

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Sat, 12 Dec 2015 05:00:00 CST

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Australia’s plan for feral cats is a monstrosity http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article47902795.html#storylink=rss Australian authorities want to kill 2 million feral cats

They say the killing is necessary, but it is draconian and wrong

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Sat, 05 Dec 2015 05:00:00 CST

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A reason to be crabby about crab apple jelly http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article46793610.html#storylink=rss Crab apples are said to be useful for making jellies and preserves

But further research reveals an argument to avoid crab apple jelly

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Sat, 28 Nov 2015 05:00:00 CST

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