Thanksgiving holiday’s history varied, but meaning holds true
November 23, 2015
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It combines almost everything I enjoy including family gatherings, good food and great sporting events on television. It is a holiday with a long and interesting history that has changed over the years.
Raking leaves an autumn tradition
November 16, 2015
Recently I read a survey that stated the most popular response to the word “fall” was football or leaf raking.
Often overlooked historical site brings Kansas history to life
November 10, 2015
It is an unfortunate fact, but sometimes we overlook historic sites in our area. Certainly I’ve been guilty of that, because as a Civil War buff I had never visited Lecompton, which is billed as the “Civil War Birth Place” and “where slavery began to die.”
World Champion Royals’ ‘never give up’ attitude inspirational
November 3, 2015
Like all Kansas City area residents, I am bursting with pride that our Royals are World Champions.
Once a relatively minor holiday, Halloween has had a major marketing boost
October 27, 2015
Probably one of the best marketing programs in history turned Halloween from a relatively minor celebration to a major event.
Incurable optimist’ has high hopes for future
October 19, 2015
There is little doubt that this opinion puts me at odds with many people – the ones who are ringing their hands when it comes to the future of the United States.
While rules attempt to keep meetings efficient, orderly, cooperation is key
October 12, 2015
Over the decades of my life I have attended multi-hundreds of meetings of every variety. Some meetings have been well and efficiently run, while others meandered from topic to topic, taking a lot of time and often accomplishing very little.
Alarm clocks ‘hated’ but necessary since ancient Greece
October 5, 2015
In my opinion the most hated appliance in most homes is the alarm clock. It starts screaming at an early hour, drives you from a pleasant night’s rest and forces you into the real world of morning.
Online comments exemplify need for common courtesy, respect
September 29, 2015
It is a well-known and true fact that I am a late arrival to the internet world.
Lessons learned in the trials of a high school football fan
September 21, 2015
Last week I discovered three important lessons that I hadn’t learned in my many years of life.
Reviewing history behind name change of North America’s highest peak
September 14, 2015
It was an awe-inspiring sight and one we won’t forget. Thanks to the good fortune of visiting on a clear, sun-splashed day, we had the perfect view of Mount Denali.
Fall sports make early autumn ‘perfect time of year’
September 8, 2015
This is the perfect time of year for me for many reasons, but the number one reason is I’m a sports fan, and we have both baseball and football to enjoy.
Mostly forgotten detective faced notorious criminals
September 1, 2015
This is a quiz: Can you name the man who was called America’s most famous detective a century ago?
Reflecting on nearly five decades of Tiblow Days
August 25, 2015
This is a big weekend in Bonner Springs with the annual Tiblow Days celebration. The event draws major crowds to downtown Bonner Springs and features a variety of fun activities for all ages.
Finding some excitement in the ‘blah’ month
August 17, 2015
It has long been my opinion that August is the “blah” month of the year.