Tag Archives: kansas

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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Stage Left

There’s a doorknob on my desk from a troupe that ceased to be. The Doorknob Award usually garners a few questions when people notice it. The simple answer is that it’s a prize given for overcoming technical difficulties, where the … Continue reading

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A Mighty Wind

I admit it, I brag pretty shamelessly on Colorado. I’ll talk up the mountains, I’ll cheer on the Broncos, I’ll even fill in a newcomer on our weather’s four seasons – as in 6 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. and midnight. … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

Do you know the way in San Jose? You’d better. According to Reuters, the Puerto Rican city of 1.4 million is just now installing its first street signs. It’s a $1 million project meant to head off a recurring $720 … Continue reading

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I Now Pronounce Thee …

The wedding crowd gasped as my heel caught the tablecloth. Audra and Anthony had placed two glasses of sand and an hourglass on the table, intending to combine the sand as they would combine their lives.  Now, for a heart-stopping … Continue reading

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Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rush

This used to be where the panic would begin. “Scotty, do you know where the other suitcase is?” “Hang on, I’m still getting stuff out of the dryer. Did you get that refill called in?” “Oh, no!” Christmas chaos, Kansas … Continue reading

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