When I go out of town for almost any trip, I usually buy whatever local newspaper is for sale at a gas station.
Platte County may not be a crossroads of country music, but in our history we’re not without our moments. We’ve had pickers, crooners and dreamers.
One thing keeps us alive, another keeps us from unpleasant misery. We turn the water on at the tap with complete confidence it will flow into a glass and be safe, even refreshing, to drink. At the other end of a certain cycle, we hit a lever and water our bodies have already used heads out of house, out of mind.
The feast I fixed on Labor Day depended on working folks. They labor on farms, drive trucks, process chickens into fresh poultry in a package, stock shelves on the grocery store, slide my food across a scanner before my debit card sends a signal to a satellite that gives me permission to push a grocery cart full of good grub to my car.
Let us hope the new mayor of Kansas City looks north now and then, and into neighborhoods and issues beyond a new single terminal for KCI.
By the time this story hits the paper racks or your mailbox or even social media, the training camp for the Kansas City Chiefs will have unofficially started in St. Joseph.
The moon looks a little closer this month. Have you gazed at it lately? You can Google it, peer at it through a telescope and note the phases, but you can’t drive there. There are no Airbnb getaways available cheap, at least not yet, but you can look up at it and remember, people from Earth walked there.
I’ve always been fascinated by history. My grandmother — who was born and raised in Plattsburg — was an avid genealogist and member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. I grew up hearing her stories of both our ancestors from the U.K. and the general history of the United States, Europe and ancient Egypt.
We never expected churches and schools to become places of danger, but it’s come to that.
The upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend is the unofficial start of the summer vacation season. This year, it also feels like the start of the monsoon season. It’s raining as I write this. More is forecast through the holiday weekend.
The first step to beginning the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela is obtaining a passport or credential from the Cathedral of Seville. The pilgrim’s credential or accreditation was the document given to pilgrims in the Middle Ages as a safeguard for safe passage.
My fascination with the Camino began when I was 17 and on my third trip, traveling through Europe. I was in the south of France and met some college students who were talking about walking the Camino de Santiago on a the pilgrimage.
I wonder if recent efforts by Riverside city officials to oppose expansion of legalized gambling in the state via sports betting and video lottery terminals amounts to placing sandbags on a levee that will eventually be overtopped?
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