Tag Archives: curiosity

Making an Im-Press-ion

(Appeared first in print 4/10/2017) When you’re a teenager, it’s easy to wonder if you’ll ever make a difference. That’s not a problem for the kids of Pittsburg High School. Not after turning their southeast Kansas school newspaper into a … Continue reading

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Puzzling it Out

Missy bent over the magazine, sharpened pencil at the ready. The point descended to circle one letter … then another … then one more. She looked up from the penciled rings, her hundred-watt smile beaming. Just letters for now, no … Continue reading

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Now You See It

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, whatever his other gifts may be, has clearly never been a reporter. That might sound obvious, like noting that Bill Gates has never been an NFL linebacker. But it may explain a curious decision of … Continue reading

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Turning Tales

Many of my baseball-loving friends have the blues. And they couldn’t be happier. Some of that blue belongs to the colors of the Kansas City Royals, questing for their first title in 30 years and desperate to wrap up the … Continue reading

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Well, Look at That

About 10 years ago, my boss took me to the emergency room. Nothing huge, just a bleeding chin that needed three stitches after my spur-of-the-moment attempt to make the Olympic parking-lot diving team. You know, the usual. On his way … Continue reading

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Closing the Book

Maybe I should blame Jiminy Cricket. Silly, of course. After all, the Encyclopaedia Britannica had 244 years of history behind it. That’s more than enough to outlast the Disney filmstrips that insisted the word was spelled “E-N-C-Y-C-L-O-P-E-D-I-A.” But it couldn’t … Continue reading

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