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Kansas City City Market, Beignet, and Moody Football Fans

We invested a day at the Kansas City City Market.  Today, in fact.  A Sunday and the Chiefs are playing – but we have a DVR and are recording the game.  We are at the market to meet family and are hoping that we do not inadvertently hear the score of the game.  We did […]

17Sep2017 | | Comments Off on Kansas City City Market, Beignet, and Moody Football Fans | Continued
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Curse The Kansas City Chiefs

Cursed.  Or cursed.  We can only know for sure that we curse our favorite NFL Team – the Kansas City Chiefs.  Clark Hunt made a valiant effort last year to change the course of dismal tomfoolery exhibited virtually every Sunday in the fall football season.  But this team has to rank among the all-time worst […]

6Dec2009 | | Comments Off on Curse The Kansas City Chiefs | Continued
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The Future Is Not What It Used To Be

I studied electronics at The Electronics Institute in Kansas City. That was a long time ago. We studied vacuum tubes. Vacuum tube radios and television and radar systems. It was the dawn of the transistor – we talked about transistors in class, and experimented with diodes in building full-wave bridge power supplies. Resonant circuits were […]

12Dec2008 | | Comments Off on The Future Is Not What It Used To Be | Continued
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The Staying Power of Hannah Montana – and Miley Cyrus

I have written before that I know more about 1521 C.E. Europe than I do about pop culture in America today. But this magazine of ours has prompted me to look around. I even wrote a post on Lindsay Lohan. Hannah Montana’s name came up recently because she was selling out a concert in Kansas […]

11Dec2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Eazy Hot Wings

I made these myself when I was short on cash but had alot of chicken.  I make these without any exact measurement, time frame or temp so you may need to adjust to your taste. You may use your choice of wing sauce, I prefer tabasco with a little rib rub mixed in. The ingredient […]

9Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Herm Edwards – Flaws of Cronyism

Good Old Boys, buddies, cronies, buds – terms of endearment. Harry Truman had a bunch of cronies. He gave some of them jobs in the White House. Not important jobs, just a paycheck to hang around and play poker at night. The important jobs of Vice President, Secretary of State, and Secretary of Defense were […]

22Sep2008 | | 4 comments | Continued
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A Personal Experience with Prejudice

The winter of 1963-64 was a rough one. I was in the eighth grade. John F. Kennedy had just been assassinated. My school was becoming integrated (the authorities sent one African American boy to our school and called it good enough). It was code (sic) outside. And my teachers did not like me. (At least, […]

20Mar2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Interactive Internet News Media

Son, I have written about enjoying hard copy news papers.  This past five months I have been actively engaged in the world of internet news.  The interactive properties have changed the way I see news, and news reporting. Today I regularly read eight different online publications of long standing news organizations – and a couple […]

19Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Interactive Internet News Media | Continued
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Converting from Windows to Mac – how intuitive

Son, I wrote a post last week on my observations of Apple computers in use.  I don’t see many.  but the response from Mac users was overwhelming – giving me reason to pause.  My present Dell computer is a little over three years old and I am beginning to shop around.  I am very interested […]

15Jan2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Countrywide and Bank of America

Son, Good news and bad news.  Countrywide is a mortgage lender that has gotten into trouble with greedy lending practices.  The economy caught up with them.  Now the Bank of America is reportedly buying Countrywide for a ba-zillion dollars.  That sound like good news – like maybe the mortgage lending fiasco may be coming to […]

11Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Countrywide and Bank of America | Continued
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Tiger Attack

Son, Many of us in Missouri are disappointed that Mizzou is not in a BCS Bowl Game.  The Tigers are in the Cotton Bowl – playing the number 25 ranked Arkansas Razorbacks.  And they are having a great day.  The game is presently late in the third quarter and Mizzou is ahead 28 to 7. […]

2Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Tiger Attack | Continued
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Piling Snow on Snow

Son, I live in the Midwest.   We have been in the bullseye of weather systems for several weeks.  The Great Ice Storm of 2007 took away our electrical power.  Now we are inundated with snow on snow. I have about 250 feet of sidewalks to be shoveled.  And I shovel with my little red […]

29Dec2007 | | Comments Off on Piling Snow on Snow | Continued
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The Alamo – The Tigers get no respect

Son, There is a big game tonight in college football. You know that I am only a casual observer of college sports – but even casual observers have to take note of this game. The Missouri Tigers haven’t won a conference football championship since 1969. They were not even ranked when this season started. Today […]

1Dec2007 | | Comments Off on The Alamo – The Tigers get no respect | Continued
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Cronyism – It Never Works

Son, Good Old Boys, buddies, cronies, buds – terms of endearment. Harry Truman had a bunch of cronies. He gave some of them jobs in the White House. Not important jobs, just a paycheck to hang around and play poker at night. The important jobs of Vice President, Secretary of State, and Secretary of Defense […]

26Nov2007 | | Comments Off on Cronyism – It Never Works | Continued
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MU and KU – Show me the money

Son, A very big event is unfolding for Missouri and Kansas.  The 2007 Thanksgiving weekend in Kansas City is unfurling a Super Bowl event.  The MU and KU football programs  are meeting at Arrowhead Stadium for bragging rights.  But this is much more than just bragging rights.  This is about very BIG money.  Ka-Ching. Ka-Ching, […]

18Nov2007 | | Comments Off on MU and KU – Show me the money | Continued