As I See It

As I See It

Kara M. Bollinger: The kids at Rosedale Ridge have been an inspiration

Kara M. Bollinger, a writer and college instructor who lives in Kansas City, writes: I often don’t have the imagination to hope in my own life, especially when I can’t see a solution or control the outcome. But the kids at Rosedale Ridge give me hope. They make me believe in resiliency and restoration and potential. I want them to have a fair chance.

As I See It

NeighborWorks helps seniors thrive in Kansas City

John Santner, As I See It: In April, AARP released its new online rating tool that ranks nearly every neighborhood in the United States on its suitability for aging-in-place, using factors such as ease of getting around and public policies that promote aging, and Kansas City failed to make the cut.

As I See It

Rita Boller and Gene Kimmi: The Kansas death penalty is broken

Rita Boller and her brother Gene Kimmi, whose mother, Patricia Kimmi, was murdered in northeast Kansas a little over five years ago, write: Ultimately, our family remained committed in our opposition to the death penalty. That is what Mom would have wanted. She instilled in us the core value that we should protect all life, from conception to natural death.

As I See It

Nathan Louis Jackson: A playwright observes the world and discovers how families collide and divide

Nathan Louis Jackson, As I See It: As a playwright, it is a necessity that I closely observe the world around me. I then form an opinion based on what I’ve observed and express that opinion by recreating the world on stage. This often requires me to separate myself from the world around me, so I can take an objective look at it. Just like a scientist, I must sometimes resist the urge to interact with the subject being studied.

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